Category Archives: Business Briefs

FREE Golf at IJGA’s New Par-3 Challenge Course During Grand Opening on Labor Day

The community is invited to play golf for FREE during International Junior Golf Academy’s (IJGA) grand opening event on Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at IJGA’s Old Carolina campus in Bluffton. Families are welcome to play the new par-3 Challenge Course, Himalayas, 18-hole putting green, use the Performance Training Center’s indoor hitting bays, short game area and enjoy a cook-out during the open house.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own clubs to play the facilities for free. Prizes will be awarded for closest-to-the-pin and putting contests.

Reminiscent of Scotland’s St. Andrews Links’ Old Course, the new par-3 Challenge Course, rolling Himalayas and large putting green will be used for training by IJGA student-athletes and the new After School Junior Golf Program’s local juniors who are interested in golf instruction. 

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Sir Nick Faldo to host clinic at Pinecrest Golf Club & ribbon cutting ceremony at IJGA

Former World Number 1 ranked player for 98 weeks by the Official World Golf Rankings and six-time Major Champion Sir Nick Faldo will host a special golf clinic at Pinecrest Golf Club on Monday, April 16 at 10 a.m. The three-time Masters champion, RBC Heritage title winner, CBS and Golf Channel Announcer will demonstrate a variety of distance shots and short-game techniques which helped him achieve legendary success throughout his victorious career. Faldo will share his life-time experience on a variety of topics such as technical tips, course management and strategy. The clinic is open to the public and free to attend.

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Thompson’s Sport Shop collecting used baseball equipment for Give One Glove

Thompson’s Sport Shop is collecting used baseball equipment for Give One Glove. 
Give One Glove is a Savannah-based nonprofit that collects donated baseball equipment to give to children in need, mostly in the Dominican Republic.  
Give One Glove donates equipment in the Dominican Republic, in Savannah and in cities like Atlanta, Nashville and Miami. The main need in the Dominican Republic is for gloves, balls and catcher’s equipment. The nonprofit sometimes sells donated equipment to purchase more gloves or may recycle donated aluminum bats and use that money to buy more gloves and baseballs at stores like Play it Again Sports. Only wooden bats will go to the Dominican Republic.

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Bishop Eye Center Ophthalmologist Receives Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) recently announced that Scott K. Schultz, MD, Director of Glaucoma Care and Surgery for Bishop Eye Center, has received a prestigious Achievement Award.

The award recognizes Dr. Schultz for his many years of distinguished service in the programs of the AAO. He participates in the leadership development program, is on the glaucoma subcommittee, partakes in the mid-year forum for advocacy and lectures at AAO meetings.

“I am grateful for this honor that recognizes my passion and contributions to the advancement of ophthalmology,” said Dr. Schultz.

Additionally, Dr. Schultz has devoted his career to the treatment of glaucoma, which is actually a group of diseases with widely differing causes. Dr. Schultz utilizes the latest techniques and technologies in glaucoma and cataract care, including the Glaukos iStent, Alcon mini EX-PRESS, glaucoma laser treatments, and the CATALYS Precision Laser System for cataract surgery.

Bishop Eye Center is a Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC based leader in refractive cataract surgery that is internationally recognized for patient outcomes. The doctors and staff view each patient as unique and focus on their needs as they come together to achieve their personal best eyesight. Offering a wide variety of services from comprehensive eye exams to cataract surgery, Bishop Eye Center is focused on restoring their patients ability to see their world with their best personal vision.

For more information visit BishopEyeCenter.com or call 843-689-3937.