Spring Island Blogs

Chris Matson Wins Local Charity Tournament

   Spring Island's fishing guide, Chris Matson, recently won the Sea Pines Montessori School's “Reel In the Redfish” fishing tournament. Chris and his partner, 13 year-old Kane Thorp of Beaufort, fished the Broad River and won with two redfish weighing-in for a total of 8.6 pounds.

"Reel in the Redfish" raises money for scholarships to Sea Pines Montessori.

Spring Island raises over $28,000 for Patriot Golf Day

From Bill Sampson, Director of Golf, Spring Island

I would like to send a big “Thank You” to everyone who participated in the Folds of Honor Foundation’s Patriot Golf Day 2011. Spring Island raised over $28,000—more than doubling our contribution from 2010! It is very encouraging and rewarding to receive such great support for such a wonderful cause.

I would like to share a few messages I received from those in the throes:

“With your efforts and the generosity of the Old Tabby Links members, you single-handedly change someone’s life.” –Patrick Jones, Navy Pilot

“How does it feel knowing that what you did will put one dependant through college?” -Sergeant Major Cliff Burgoyne

“…your efforts combined to make this a record breaking year for us.” -Major Dan "Noonan" Rooney (Folds of Honor Founder)

“Billy…this is a very special effort by you and your members.” -Ron Schmid, Executive Director, Carolinas PGA Section

Sincerest Regards,

Bill Sampson

Sampson plays 144 holes of golf for Patriot Golf Day

Bill Sampson, Director of Golf, played a total of 144 holes on Sunday, September 4th  for the Folds of Honor Foundation and made 15 birdies in the process.  A small gallery followed Sampson throughout the last 9 holes which enabled him to finish strong with birdies on #17 and #18 in front of his cheering fans.  

Please check back later this week to read about the final donation that will be made to the Folds of Honor Foundation from the Spring Island Club.

Way to go, Bill!