Upcoming Pro League Tennis Finals

Long Cove Club will host the 2018 HHI Pro League Tennis Finals on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 6:30 pm. Spectators are welcome into Long Cove Club at no charge. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase (cash only).

The Pro League of Hilton Head Island was founded in 2011 as the Hilton Head Island Professional Tennis League. The league was formed to give local tennis professionals and highly ranked amateurs a place to play competitive tennis. The league is open to any player with a USTA rating of 4.5 or higher. For more information on the HHI Pro League, visit www.proleaguetennis.com.

Come out and join in the fun!

Published May 7, 2019

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Long Cove Club Member Ryan Lumsden Named Byron Nelson Award Winner

Ryan Lumsden with father, Alistar Lumsden at the 2018 US Open at Shinnecock Hills. Ryan competed as an amateur at the event.

Ryan Lumsden with father, Alistar Lumsden at the 2018 US Open at Shinnecock Hills. Ryan competed as an amateur at the event.

Senior Ryan Lumsden has been named the 2019 Byron Nelson Award winner, becoming the first Northwestern golfer to receive the prestigious award. The announcement was made on April 25, 2019 during Golf Channel's Morning Drive.  
 
The Byron Nelson Award is presented by Srixon/Cleveland Golf, in cooperation with the Four Seasons Resort and Club Las Colinas and the Salesmanship Club of Dallas and the Golf Coaches Association of America. 
 
Candidates for the Byron Nelson Award must be graduating seniors, and the selection committee considered equally a nominee's entire collegiate academic and golf career as well as his character and integrity while in college. Particular consideration was given to good citizenship, as portrayed by Mr. Byron Nelson over the course of his life and golf career.
 
"I am so proud of Ryan and the way he represents Northwestern University on the course, in the classroom, and in the community.  He is a class act in everything he does and it is a great honor to have him receive this outstanding award." said head coach David Inglis
 
Lumsden has already cemented his position as one of Northwestern's elite golfers. He holds the third-best career stroke average in program history, trailing only Dylan Wu and former World No. 1 Luke Donald. 

The London, England native owns two career victories both at the Marquette Intercollegiate during his sophomore and senior seasons and has carded eight career top-five finishes. In 2016, Lumsden entered the Northwestern record book with the eighth best single-season stroke average (71.88). 
 
Off the golf course, Lumsden has volunteered as part of the Student Athlete Advisory Council Canned Food Drive all four years, spent time coaching P.E. Classes at Orrington Elementary School, is an active participant in NU Field Day, and through his fraternity, helped raise over $53,000 for Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago. 
 
The Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar and two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree will graduate this June with a degree in Economics.
 
"I am not bold enough to believe I will ever match Mr. Nelson's achievements on, or off, the course," said Lumsden. "Indeed, in combining the two, I am not sure anyone ever has. But to be viewed as an individual worthy of the award that carries his names is the greatest honor I could think of as I finish my college career." 

Published May 6, 2019

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Special Guest at Long Cove Club!

“Big Daddy” was seen crossing the Long Cove Club Driving Range the morning of April 23, 2019.

“Big Daddy” was seen crossing the Long Cove Club Driving Range the morning of April 23, 2019.

Recently a photo taken by our Course Superintendent, Ashley Davis caused quite a bit of stir around the community, so we thought we would share some interesting facts about alligators with you!

1.       Hilton Head Island lagoons and creeks are home to alligators. In fact, American Alligators are native to South Carolina and have been here for millions of years! Alligators primarily live in fresh or brackish water, so they can be seen in the Hilton Head marshes from time to time.

2.       You will often see alligators sunning on the lagoon banks during warm, sunny days.

3.       It is illegal to feed or harass alligators and it is extremely dangerous! Please keep your distance from these prehistoric creatures. 

4.       Dogs and cats are similar in size to the natural prey of an alligator – do not let your pets near the lagoons and always keep them on a leash.

5.       Alligator mating season in Hilton Head Island is April through June. Female alligators will lay 30-50 eggs in June and July, which will hatch usually in late August or early September. For the first year of an alligator’s life, its mother ill defend and stay near her hatchlings according to SCDNR. It is important to never approach a mother alligator and her babies.

6.       Residents of Long Cove Club coexist with all of our alligators, however if an alligator poses a threat to our Community, we have professional partners who will come in, evaluate the alligator and remove if necessary.

This iconic Hilton Head Photo was published in the March 3, 1962 edition of Saturday Evening Post.

This iconic Hilton Head Photo was published in the March 3, 1962 edition of Saturday Evening Post.

Hilton Head Island has a rich history of iconic alligators roaming in between our lagoons and waterways. In 1956 a young Yale graduate named Charles Fraser bought 5,000 acres of land and began developing Sea Pines Plantation. Fraser’s development model highlighted the Island’s natural beaches, marshes and forests. On March 3, 1962 the Saturday Evening Post published a story about Sea Pines including a picture of Fraser walking beside “Albert” the alligator – a picture that helped put Hilton Head Island on the map and changed the Island forever. In 2010, the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry’s Public Art Fund Committee commissioned the design and casting of a life sized bronze sculpture of Charles Fraser walking with an alligator and was placed in Compass Rose Park on the south end of Hilton Head Island.  

Published April 23, 2019

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Pickleball Courts Ready For Play on August 27!

We are very excited to announce that our four new pickleball courts will be open for play August 27th!  Court reservations for Members can be made through Foretees via the Long Cove Club website or by calling the Tennis and Pickleball Pro Shop at 686-1030.

We ask that players check in with the Pro Shop prior to play to ensure court reservations are managed accurately. Towels are available for use and located in the Pro Shop also. To keep our courts beautiful, it is extremely important to make sure non-marking shoes are worn at all times.

More information will be available very soon regarding the Grand opening and lessons and clinics with our certified pickleball pro.

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Congratulations to Lee Holyoak on becoming a Certified Pickleball Coach in Adult Development. The certification is administered by the Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) and Lee completed his training on July 21.

The PPR was established to educate, certify and serve those professionals teaching the immensely popular sport of pickleball. PPR is the official education and certification parter of the USA Pickleball Association (USAPA).

 

Distinguished Clubs and Clean Marina

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Long Cove Club has been awarded the prestigious Distinguished Club award, as determined by the annual Distinguished Clubs award program conducted by BoardRoom magazine, one of the most respected trade publications serving private clubs.  

 “We’d like to congratulate Long Cove Club for earning Distinguished Club status.” said John Fornano, Publisher of BoardRoom magazine, “Special recognition goes out to Long Cove Club’s General Manager, Leon Crimmins as well as the Club’s Board of Directors, Leadership Team and entire staff for their efforts in providing an excellent member experience.”

For fine private clubs that operate at the highest standards, BoardRoom magazine’s entirely merit-based Distinguished Clubs award program uses a club-specific rating system that recognizes the club, its management, and its staff based on a proprietary criteria and evaluation process that distills and measures a club’s Member Experience. As such, the rating system used by Distinguished Clubs is different from any that has come before, and with it, the private club industry now has the means to identify the top private clubs based on the most important aspect:  Member Experience.


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The South Carolina Clean Marina Program is a voluntary program that promotes enviornmentally responsible marinas and boatyards. Designated Clean Marinas implement measures that reduce polluction and protect South Carolina's waterways.

Hilton Head Island voted #1 Island in Continental US and #2 in the World

Hilton Head Island is a community like no other and was recently voted as the #1 Island in the Continental US and #2 Island in the World by Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2017. Whether you crave culture, adventure or kicking back on a beach, Hilton Head has something for everyone. Congratulations Hilton Head Island and all of the locals and visitors for this great accomplishment. Click here for the 2017 Best Islands in the Continental US. Click here for the 2017 Best Islands in the World.

We are call this place home and you can too. For more information about purchasing a home in Long Cove Club, contact Christy Cohen, Realtor Relations Manager at (843) 686-1076.

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Long Cove Club Boaters host Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head

The Long Cove Yacht Club (LCYC) will host the annual Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head boat outing on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. The children will depart from the Long Cove Marina on boats owned and captained by Long Cove Yacht Club members for a day of fun on the water. The LCYC is a social organization within Long Cove Club. This year’s boat outing is headed up by Debbe Steele, resident of Long Cove Club.  

The captains will meet at 9:45am on Wednesday morning at the docks awaiting a 10:00am arrival of 24 children and supervisors from the Boys & Girls Club. Boats depart for Freeport Landing on Daufuskieshortly thereafter and then are treated to lunch. In years past, the children have been able to see dolphins up close and personal—a first for many on board.

Volunteers and Members of the Long Cove Yacht Club will provide their boats, their time and cover all expenses associated with the boat trip.

For additional information, please contact Lindsay Finger, Director of Marketing & Communications at (843) 686-1074 or lfinger@longcoveclub.com.

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2017 Charitable Golf Classic

The Long Cove Club Charitable Golf Classic had another successful event! The tournament raised over $63,000 which will go directly to the LCC Community Endowment and Charitable Funds to be used for grants to help nonprofits serving the areas of health, hunger, housing and education. A special THANK YOU to everyone who helped make this event possible including Co-Chairs, Geoff and Dee Lyon and the Long Cove Club staff!

We had 92 golfers and 128 people who attended the dinner for the event. Congratulations to our winners, Bill & Diana McGlocklin and Jeffrey & Orysia Meyers.

The mission of the Long Cove Club Charitable Advisory Committee (LCCCAC) is to encourage and support charitable giving by the Members of the Long Cove Club Community and to provide grants in support of current needs in the areas of health, housing, hunger and education in Beaufort and Jasper Counties, and the surrounding areas. The Committee will distribute 2017 grants at the LCCCAC Grants Awards Presentation on Tuesday, September 19 from 5-7 pm at the Long Cove Clubhouse.

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