News and Notes: Davis Love III Junior Open

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By Debbie Lee, AJGA Communications

If not
known for the aesthetical beauty of St. Simons Island, Ga., the island’s
historical distinctions justifies why it is the gem of the Georgia’s coastline.
Sea Island, formerly known as Glynn Isle was originally a fishing ground for
Native Americans. It was founder Howard Coffin, who began the island’s
transformation towards charm and seclusion. Howard Coffin was a persistent
businessman, he purchased Sea Island, land on St. Simons Island, including Sea
Island cotton plantation, which today is the location of Sea Island Golf Club.
To this day Sea Island has upholds the reputation of commitment to excellence
and continuous luxurious hospitality. 


Scottish Tradition: One unusual yet admirable aspect of the Sea Island Golf Club was the entertainment that occurred every night at exactly 7 pm.  A bagpiper would perform a series of songs on No. 10 fairway as members and visitors of the golf club listened on the patio. The thought to have a bagpiper every evening rose to pay respect and recognize the club’s Scottish traditions.

“Wickersticks”: A recognizable feature of Sea Island
Golf Club’s practice putting green was it’s mini wicker baskets that topped
each pin. These easily came to attention because of its heavy exposure during
the 2013 U.S. Open where Merion Golf Club also adorned and marked their green
with wicker baskets. Although the history of the “wickersticks” is a bit of a
mystery they add a different flair to the practice putting green at Sea Island
Golf Club.


Team 1 meets Davis Love III: It was an absolute pleasure to have Davis Love III
attend his own tournament’s award ceremony and to congratulate the champions.
To be able to see Matt Cheng Taipei,
Taiwan, and Sammi Lee of Winter Park, Fla., the tournament’s champions
shake hands and their hard work to be recognized by Davis Love III was surreal.
Team 1 was also given the opportunity to meet Davis Love III and share a moment
altogether on No. 10 fairway for a group photo.