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Hilton Head Island Golf and Tennis Festival

Melanie Scott - Thursday, February 20, 2014

 

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - Sunday, March 2, 2014. This is an All Day Event

The Island Packet, Hilton Head Island Golf & Tennis Festival, presented by The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa is launching softly in 2014, with big plans in the works for year 2015.  The February 27 - March 2, 2014 festival includes The Island Packet, Hilton Head Cup Pro-Am Tournament, a PGA Carolinas sanctioned event, taking place on Friday, February 28th and Saturday, March 1st at the Sea Pines Resort, Harbour Town Golf Links and Heron Point Golf Courses,http://carolinas.pga.com/Tournaments/tournament/5221/. There will also be free golf clinics with various teaching professionals available during the weekend. The festival has some great tournament rates and stay & play packages available for local and visitors during the festival.  Details are currently being finalized on the tennis components, but will include The Island Packet "King of the Courts" tournament, free cardio-tennis clinics, a pro-am exhibition and Play Day sessions for kids.

A Fashion Show Luncheon and Silent Auction will take place at Palmetto Hall on Friday, February 28, 2014, from 11:30 - 2: p.m., which will feature local celebrity models, sporting fashions for on and off the course and courts, tickets are $50 per person.  There will be exciting shopping opportunities to get some great deals on the latest fashion apparel, accessories, jewelry and more! A portion of all proceeds will benefit the Hilton Head Island, PGA Chapter's, Junior Golfers' Association,http://www.hhipga.com/juniorgolf/ and the Tennis Association of Hilton Head Island, http://tahhi.org. Ticket information for the Fashion Show will soon be available at www.hhigolfandtennisfestival.com.

The 2015 Festival will include a large-scale, consumer golf and tennis Expo, product demo days, clinics, exhibitions and more. In addition, various golf and tennis tournaments and experiences will also be a part of the Festival.  The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce recently presented its findings from an extensive tennis destination marketing research study conducted for the Island. One of the major findings from the research indicated that tennis away from home needs to be "fun". The festival will be working closely with the HHI-Bluffton Chamber's Tennis Task Force, the Tennis Industry Association and the Tennis Association of Hilton Head Island to incorporate fun and innovative ideas for the local and out of market tennis communities into the 2015 festival.