Palmetto Dunes Hires Chip Tucker as Group Sales Manager
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (September 7, 2010) – Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, an award-winning full-service resort on Hilton Head Island, S.C., recently hired Chip Tucker as Group Sales Manager. In his new position, Tucker is responsible for soliciting and developing outside group customers to play golf, tennis and other activities at Palmetto Dunes.
Tucker joined Palmetto Dunes after working for eight years at the Daufuskie Island Resort on Daufuskie Island, S.C., where he served as Director of Golf Group Sales, Director of Membership and Head Golf Professional. He originally began his career as an Assistant Golf Professional at Palmetto Dunes in 1981 and worked at the resort for four years.
“Even though some time has passed since I first worked here,” he said, “the same values, dedication and commitment to excellence that made Palmetto Dunes great in the beginning are even stronger today.”
Upon attaining his Class A PGA status, he moved to Alabama to work as the Head Golf Professional at Alpine Bay Resort in Alpine, Ala. Over the years, he also helped start up new golf courses at Wynlakes Golf and Country Club in Montgomery, Ala. and Golden Hills Golf and Country Club in Lexington, S.C.
“We’re delighted to welcome Chip back to Palmetto Dunes,” said Bret Martin, vice president of resort operations at Palmetto Dunes. “His enthusiasm about the resort and insider knowledge of the golf industry will help our group sales department reach new levels of success.”
Originally from Atlanta, Tucker attended Auburn University. He is married and has two children and three grandchildren. He currently resides on Hilton Head Island.
Ranked the #1 Family Resort in the United States and Canada by Travel + Leisure Family magazine, Palmetto Dunes features an impressive menu of world-class amenities and activities, offering more activities than any other resort in the Southeast. At this premier 2,000-acre resort, visitors can enjoy championship golf, world-class tennis, kayaking, biking, nature cruises, dolphin tours, surfing, fishing, shopping, great dining, fun for the kids and much more.
For information about Palmetto Dunes, please call 877-567-6513 or visit www.palmettodunes.com online.
About Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is a 2,000+ acre vacation community ideally located in the middle of Hilton Head Island, S.C. bounded by three miles of prime Atlantic Ocean beach on one side and a beautiful sheltered Intracoastal Waterway marina on the other. The resort features three world-class golf courses, an award-winning tennis center, an 11 mile inland salt-water lagoon system for kayaking and fishing, the impressive Mediterranean-style Shelter Cove Harbour deep-water marina with shopping and dining, and an outdoor adventure center for bike rentals, canoes, kayaks, fishing and much more. The marina is also home to a wide variety of charters including nature cruises, dolphin tours, sport crabbing and fishing. For information about activities or reservations, please call 877-567-6513 or visit http://www.palmettodunes.com/.
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 31 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 The Reserve at Lake Keowee in upstate South Carolina 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 http://www.greenwoodcr.com online.