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Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association Names Sammy Mulrain the 2009 Employee of the Year

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (August 19, 2009) – Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is pleased to announce that the Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association recently named Mandas “Sammy” Mulrain as the 2009 Employee of the Year.

At 93, Mulrain has been employed at Palmetto Dunes for nearly 30 years, working every Thursday as a starter. With an impeccable work ethic, he has never arrived late or missed one of his shifts for three decades.

Mulrain is friendly, detail-oriented and generous, always involving himself with different fundraisers and charitable events around Hilton Head Island. He even makes it a habit to search for lost golf balls on his own time, donating them to a local church for their use in fundraising events.

“Sammy is truly an inspiration to everyone who knows him,” said Brad Marra, director of golf at Palmetto Dunes. “He’s a delight to work with and is quite deserving of this honor.”

In his former life, Mulrain has experienced some unforgettable moments. Some of them include storming Normandy during World War II and playing baseball with Phil Rizzuto. An avid traveler, he lived overseas for part of his life and then returned to the United States, managing to move around quite a bit before settling in Hilton Head. His generosity and appetite for life is evident in all that he does, contributing to an exciting experience for anyone who has had the pleasure of meeting Mulrain.

When not offering his time to help others in any way that he can, Mulrain continues his work at Palmetto Dunes as a starter, giving the guests and staff a reason to smile.

About Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
A 2,000+ acre resort stretching from three miles of prime Atlantic Ocean beach to Shelter Cove Harbour’s “sheltered” inlet adjoining the Intracoastal Waterway on Hilton Head Island, S.C., Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is consistently recognized among the world’s finest resorts. The resort features three world-class golf courses, an award-winning tennis center, plus an 11 mile inland salt-water lagoon system for kayaking and fishing. The resort also features a popular marina and Outfitters bike and adventure shop, along with one of the best beaches on the Eastern seaboard. Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, one of the finest ports of call on the East Coast, is the largest deep-water marina on Hilton Head Island. Shelter Cove features an impressive line-up of unique apparel and gift shops, restaurants and art galleries in a one-of a kind Mediterranean setting. In addition, Shelter Cove is home to a full variety of charters, nature cruises, dolphin tours, sport crabbing and fishing. Shelter Cove is located mid-island on the western side of Hwy. 278 at the entrance to Palmetto Dunes Resort. For information about activities or reservations, please call 800-827-3006 or visit www.palmettodunes.com online.

About Greenwood Communities and Resorts
A recognized leader in the design, management and operation of fine resorts and communities across the Southeast, Greenwood Communities and Resorts excels at creating gracious, contemporary living environments that enrich the lives of owners and guests. Based in Greenwood, S.C., Greenwood Communities and Resorts proudly celebrates 30 years of developing properties which offer truly unique lifestyle opportunities. Each Greenwood property has been strategically designed to maximize the area’s natural beauty while steadfastly incorporating the principles of intelligent, sustainable land planning. From the rural charm of Liberty Hill Farms in Camden, S.C. to the luxury beachfront resort setting at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island, Greenwood’s properties are as unique as the residents who enjoy them. For more information, please call 843-785-1106 or visit www.greenwoodcr.com online.

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