Happy 50th Birthday to the Heritage Golf Tournament

Posted by Jeff Hunt on Thursday, March 29th, 2018 at 3:57pm.

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In honor of the 50th birthday of the Heritage Golf Tournament, everything is going Heritage plaid; even the iconic Harbour Town Lighthouse no longer has it familiar red and white stripes but is now plaid and white.  To accomplish this, the Heritage plaid pattern was printed on more than a half-mile of vertical and horizontal removable vinyl panels and pieced together to cover the red stripes.   Because the lighthouse is a stucco surface, and not smooth, the vinyl stripes were installed using a heat and roll process using a blow torch and a foam roller to allow the plaid vinyl to take on the texture of the lighthouse.  After about 30 hours of work to cover all sides of the lighthouse’s red stripes, four RBC Heritage 50 logos were also added.  The lighthouse will be dressed in Heritage plaid until the last week in April.

The lighthouse and the Heritage Golf Tournament go hand-in-hand.  It was not quite finished being built when the first tournament was held in 1969, but it’s skeletal form stood in the background on the 18th hole.  There was also no plaid winner’s jacket when Arnold Palmer won the first Heritage Tournament in 1969.  In 1969, tournament officials wore yellow jackets and winners received a red jacket.  It was not until a few year later when organizers were inspired by the 1790 golf print of Sir William Innes playing in a tartan plaid jacket that Heritage Plaid was born.

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Heritage Plaid is a tournament specific plaid fashioned from the Royal Stewart tartan with a yellow bar removed to make it their own and is now the design used on the jackets given to the winners and the stripes on the lighthouse. 

If you are attending the big 50th celebration this year and want to be “decked out” in Heritage Plaid, visit the Sea Pines Pro Shop in the beautiful new Clubhouse or contact them online at https://www.seapinesstore.com/.

If you haven’t seen the new Clubhouse, be sure to stop by to shop or enjoy a meal or Happy Hour at the award-winning restaurant, Links, an American Grill. Serving from breakfast to dinner, Links offers a wonderful dining experience with amazing views of the Harbour Town Golf Links. http://www.linksamericangrill.com/

We hope you will come enjoy the big 50th Birthday Party at Harbour Town, and while you are in town, please contact us if you are looking for your “Hilton Head Island Dream Home”.  We can help you find that perfect home!

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