By Larry GLicken

If you have ever been to the Beautiful Harbour Town Golf Links, you know you can’t get there unless you drive through Sea Pines. Every year Tournament Director Steve Wilmot transforms this gorgeous area of the Low Country into parking lots that  allow patrons to park.

This year because of the weather, quick changes had to be made. Wilmot and his entire staff had to take quick action to find a way to allow people to park. They issued these press releases and if you plan on attending the RBC Heritage, you’ll want to take note of these change immediately.

The following is a press release from Angela McSwain;

Weather Forces Spectator Parking Adjustments -

- Saturday Evening Concert on the Heritage Lawn also Cancelled -

 

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (April 18, 2014)  – RBC Heritage has adjusted parking in an effort to ensure spectator safety this weekend. Weather has forced this change.

 

Spectators attending the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing on Saturday and Sunday will not be able to park in the general spectator lots.  Spectators without number specific parking hangtags must park at Hilton Head High School at 70 Wilborn Road.  Shuttle buses will drop off all spectators at the Harbour Town Marina.   Each bus will stop at Will Call in the Sea Pines Welcome Center parking lot if necessary.   The shuttle buses will start at 7:00 am and end one hour after play.

 

“The tournament staff apologizes for any inconvenience the change in parking may cause our spectators,” said Tournament Director Steve Wilmot.  “We want to keep our spectators safe and ensure the safety of their vehicles.”

 

The change was made because the continued rain has rendered many of the parking areas inside Sea Pines unusable. 

 

Spectators who have number specific parking hangtags may be directed to other parking lots depending on the condition of their assigned parking area.

 

The rain has also forced tournament officials to cancel tomorrow evening’s concert on the Heritage Lawn.

        

About the RBC Heritage

The RBC Heritage is the only PGA TOUR event in South Carolina. Played over the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island since 1969, the event is celebrating its 46th year April 14-20, 2014. The Heritage Classic Foundation, general tournament sponsor, distributes the proceeds from the tournament to hundreds of non-profit organizations. Since it was founded as a 501 (c)(3) in 1987, the Foundation has donated more than $26 million to people in need. For information on how to “Get Your Plaid On!”, call 843-671-2448, visit www.rbcheritage.com or Facebook (Heritage Classic Foundation, RBC Heritage) and Twitter (@RBC_Heritage).

If you are a member of the media, you’ll need to take note of the following:

Due to the continued rain and parking lot conditions, RBC Heritage tournament officials have been forced to relocate MEDIA PARKING.  Lot #10, inside the Sea Pines Resort, cannot be used to park cars on Saturday and Sunday.  The NEW parking is located at 2 South Forest Beach Drive at the Coligny Beach Parking Lot.  It is located at the corner of Pope Avenue and South Forest Beach Drive.  It is close to the Comfort Inn (official Media Hotel) and is down the street from the back gate (Ocean Gate) entrance to the Sea Pines Resort.  The shuttles will start at 6:00 am and end at 9:00 pm.  We are very sorry for any inconvenience.
Please spread the message to your coworkers who will be covering the RBC Heritage this weekend.  Please see the attached map for details.
Thank you,
Angela
This staff pulls off a tremendous task year after year. It is never easy when planning an outdoor event. These people who run the Heritage Classic Foundation have done a marvelous job trying to insure the safety of each and every person attending the event. Please make note of the sudden changes and tell everyone you know to please proceed in an orderly fashion to avoid any Unnecessary delays getting in and out of Sea Pines.

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