Golf: Heritage Classic announces additions

More golfers and more fan activities are planned

The (Hilton Head)December 5, 2012 

— A Jumbotron video board will broadcast coverage across Harbour Town Golf Links when the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing is played in the spring, one of several changes and improvements announced this week for the 45th tournament.

The Jumbotron will be the centerpiece of the Heritage Lawn, an interactive spectator area with concessions, sponsor expos and hospitality tents near the 17th green and 18th tee box.

“It’s where everyone’s going to want to be,” says Bill Wagner, the tournament’s sales director.

The video board was one of several changes and new features announced by tournament director Steve Wilmot for Hilton Head Island’s annual PGA Tour event, to be played April 15-21.

Another change will be an expanded field — 12 golfers will be added to total 144. An extra hour of play is also expected.

In addition to the features, the Patriot’s Outpost skybox on the 16th hole will return. It is reserved for active-duty military, veterans and their dependents. Last year, more than 125 active-duty service members stopped by, according to Wagner.

This is the second year of a five-year sponsorship agreement for both RBC and Boeing.

“Boeing came to South Carolina three years ago, of course, to make airplanes and make an impact in that way, but we were looking for another way to make an impact, and what better way to do it than park in this great tradition,” said John Moloney, senior director of Boeing’s state and local government operations.

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