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We've all heard the expression "a picture is worth a thousand words". And photos really are a special way to help tell the story of our lives - who we are and what's important to us.

And, of course, some images speak to us more strongly than others. More often than not we love a photo not so much because it shows us how we look but because it captures a very human element that is hard to express in words – an authentic connection with those we love or with ourselves and how we show up or want to be seen in the world.

Whether you're looking to capture someone's attention with a professional headshot or want to commemorate the beautiful connection with your partner or family, I can help.

My name is Adam Chandler, and as a professional photographer in Daniel Island, SC. I truly find joy and fulfillment in the work I do. I love the adventure of photography and I continually immerse myself in learning and exploring how to improve my craft which includes learning new ways to connect with and capture my subjects. I truly understand that, for many people (if not most), even the idea of having your picture taken can cause a good bit of discomfort and anxiety. That's why I place so much importance on putting my subjects at ease while also really listening to any concerns or wants they have for their session.

I draw upon my technical knowledge of photography, my ability to connect with people, and my creativity to produce beautifully memorable photos for my clients. I believe that my unique creative vision and many years of experience combined with the way I strive to give my clients the most enjoyable experience possible sets me apart from some of the other great photographers in Daniel Island.

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Now that you know a little about my background, let's take a look at some of
my most popular photography services in Daniel Island: My mission is to beautifully capture the joy and connection of each unique family while also creating a fun experience for my clients.

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The importance of family is hard to overstate. From children to grandparents to nieces and nephews, families and the family dynamic can grow and change before you know it, with many beautiful milestones taking place along the way.

I think that one of the best ways to remember some of these important moments of togetherness is with a fun family photo session.

I absolutely love photographing families and, while no two families are the same, I always strive to give each session my all in order to best connect with and capture the uniqueness of each family. Even though each session is somewhat different, I approach each one with the same goal: to capture the distinct personality, affection, and energy of each family in order to provide authentic, engaging pictures and a joyful experience.

Whether you have a toddler that you want to celebrate or have grandparents in town for a visit, Daniel Island is an amazing city for family photography. There are so many locations in the Lowcountry that make for great family photography backdrops:

  • Beaches - Folly Beach, Sullivan's Island, Kiawah, Seabrook, Isle of Palms, Hilton Head, Edisto Beach
  • Popular Places - Washington Square, Broad Street, Hampton Park, Waterfront Park, Shem Creek, The Cistern at College of Daniel Island
  • Historical Sites - Daniel Island Battery, Fort Sumter, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Rainbow Row

Whatever location you choose for family photography in Daniel Island, the Holy City is a wonderful place to explore and enjoy with friends and family.

As a family photographer in Daniel Island, one of the reasons why I love working with families so much (in addition to getting to meet some really awesome people) is the opportunity to combine my creativity with my ever-evolving technical skill. I also gladly accommodate the style preferences my clients are looking for - be it more traditional, posed images, or candid, playful pictures.

I use a clear yet relaxed style of direction to get you and your family engaged in our photography session, to help get authentic expressions that really show the unique dynamic and relationships of each family.

Here are just a few reasons why families choose Adam Chandler Photography for their family portraits:

Document Family Growth

Change, of course, is part of life and with each passing year families, too, change and often grow. Each stage is beautiful in its own way and having annual family photographs is a fun way to document the different seasons of family life. Be it a new baby, a birthday or anniversary or simply wanting to capture your kids at each special age, I'd be honored to be chosen to help tell the story of your family over the years.

Remember Milestones

With each year that passes, new milestones are reached. From a child's first steps to a sibling getting married, there is no better way to remember these wonderful occasions than with quality photographs. Whether you're welcoming a new puppy into your life, are celebrating an anniversary or finally have gathered your extended family together in one place, capturing these special times in your life is a great way to ensure you'll be able to enjoy and relive these moments years from now.

Create Memories

Many families tell me before their sessions that it's not often that they are all able to be together and they emphasize how special and important this session is. Or, perhaps, a mom or dad will talk about how fleetingly special a certain age of their child is and how they really want to capture their children's personalities. Even if you capture lots of great moments of your family throughout the year it's likely not very often that all of you are in the pictures at once (other than maybe having a stranger tell you to "say cheese" after you hand them your phone. Having a time that's dedicated to capturing the special bonds between family members - parents and their children, grandparents and their grandchildren, siblings and maybe extended family as well - is so important. We all know just how special these people and moments are and how we tend to treasure these memories more with each passing year.

Portraits And Headshots In Daniel Island, SC

A great headshot shows you at your best - whether you want to impress a prospective employer or need professional photography for your website. In today's digitally-intensive society, having a professional headshot or portrait of you or your team that stands out for all the right reasons is becoming a necessity. It's no surprise, then, that headshots and portraits are among the most popular genres of photography.

Headshots can be tricky, mostly because many (if not most) people don't like being in front of the camera (trust me, I totally get that). I know that for some clients, it can be hard to know what to do, what to wear or how to relax enough to let their authentic selves come through so that they can end up with a professional photo or headshot that inspires authenticity and confidence.

Fortunately, I have years of experience taking professional headshots of all types of people. No matter what your comfort level is with having your picture taken, I pride myself on being able to create the conditions necessary to help capture my clients as you want to be seen. Through lighting, posing and direct yet relaxed interaction I'll help guide you to great photos that you’ll be proud to showcase and share with others.

A professional headshot or portrait is an investment into your personal brand, and here is why:

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Show Your Personality

Not all headshots should be approached the same way. Depending on your industry or how you'll be using the photos, there are certain things to consider. A great headshot reflects not just how you look but also how you show up in the world. It can help give people an idea of the kind of person you are before you sit down to meet them. Oftentimes, too, people may want a variety of "looks" to suit different needs and uses. My goal is to listen to your expectations and then deliver results that will serve you will in your professional and/or personal life.

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Show Your Professionalism

Clients, collaborators, investors, and employers are typically much more likely to interview you or to contact you or your business if you look professional. If you've taken the time to invest in your brand, in part by making the effort to arrange a professional headshot, people notice that. And who doesn't want to make a great first (or second or third) impression?

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Stand Out on Social Media

Many of my clients make appointments for headshots and portraits when they want to stand out from the crowd on social media. Whether you own a business and need to create new social media pages or you're looking to network with recruiters on LinkedIn or, perhaps, update your website, a professional headshot can definitely set you apart in the modern sea of selfies and snapshots that you often see out there.

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Show Off Your Current Look

None of us look the same as we did 10 or 15 years ago yet some of us keep the same photo up for decades. Having outdated headshots can send a message of inauthenticity. When you have up-to-date, professional headshots, you're showing clients and employers that you are confident, committed, and authentic.

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Qualities Of A Great Photographer In Daniel Island, SC

Being a great photographer means more than owning fancy equipment. While having expensive gear can be quite helpful, the real test of a professional, for me, has a lot more to do with being able to draw upon my deep understanding of the craft of photography so that I can focus more on connecting with and beautifully capturing my subjects without getting bogged down in figuring out the technical side of things. It's taken me many years to get where I am and I'm always striving to improve in order to continue to deliver the best pictures and most enjoyable experience possible for my clients.

Clients choose Adam Chandler Photography because my experience shows and they trust me to always give them the results and experience that they're looking for. Here are just a few qualities that my clients appreciate:

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Imagination

I wholeheartedly consider photography to be an artform - one that requires lots of curiosity and imagination along with a good bit of technique. A great photographer knows how to get beautiful results no matter what the conditions or circumstances are and this only comes with experience and preparation.

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Passion

This quality might seem obvious but I can't tell you how many times I've seen photography that may be technically good but is missing something. My passion for photography largely comes from my passion for connecting with people in a way that helps them feel comfortable letting their guard down so they can enjoy the process. And this almost always leads to exceptional, authentic images.

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Patience

Patience can also be essential for great photos. As in life, there are many things that we just can't control. Sometimes the best photos come from patiently going with the flow and not trying to force something to happen. I find that when I'm patient yet prepared - ready to capture the right moment or expression when the time is right - that's often the best approach. As a professional with many years of experience, I understand the importance of having the patience to deal with whatever comes my way as well as the flexibility and preparedness to make the most out of any situation.

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People Skills

If ever there was a business where people skills were important I think portrait photography is definitely one of them. Knowing how uncomfortable many people can be when getting their pictures taken, I put every effort into helping ensure the best possible experience for my clients and communication is such a big part of that. I love interacting with my clients to build trust and rapport as well as a deep understanding of your expectations including any concerns you may have. As I've said, for me my job is not just about delivering beautiful images but also a wonderful client experience. That's why I focus so much on each and every interaction with my clients. Yes, people skills are a must in this business. Luckily for me, it's one of my favorite parts of the job!

Eye for Detail

As a professional photographer in Daniel Island, SC I am meticulous when it comes to details. Through my many years of photographing many different types of subjects under many different circumstances I've come to learn just how important details are. Whether it's finding or creating the best quality of light for my clients, eliciting a great expression or
adjusting the background or, perhaps, a piece of clothing, all of these things impact the overall look and feel of a photo. Whether I'm photographing a family, a business professional or a couple in love I always look for all the ways I can create the best image possible.

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"As I hope you can tell by looking at my work, I really love my job. And most of all I love the people I get to meet and work with. I'd be honored and delighted to be chosen for your photography needs."

Adam Chandler

Ready to Get Started?

One of my favorite things to do is to talk to clients about what they're looking for and how I can serve them. If you are in need of professional photography, let's talk today about what you have in mind. Whether you're looking for family or couples' photography in Daniel Island or want great new headshots for you or your team, I'm here to help every step of the way!  

Latest News in Daniel Island, SC

Meeting Notes - May 19, 2022

These are the issues coming before various City of Charleston boards and committees and the application results specific to Daniel Island and the Cainhoy area. All meetings are open for public comment except the Technical Review Committee (TRC) meetings. For more information, contacts for specific projects and on location and time of the meetings or to learn more, visit charleston-sc.gov/AgendaCenter/.City of Charleston Technical Review Committee (TRC) Results from May 12:A 1.6 acres site plan for the Cainhoy Del Webb Sales Cen...

These are the issues coming before various City of Charleston boards and committees and the application results specific to Daniel Island and the Cainhoy area. All meetings are open for public comment except the Technical Review Committee (TRC) meetings. For more information, contacts for specific projects and on location and time of the meetings or to learn more, visit charleston-sc.gov/AgendaCenter/.

City of Charleston Technical Review Committee (TRC) Results from May 12:

A 1.6 acres site plan for the Cainhoy Del Webb Sales Center at Clements Ferry Road and Cainhoy Road, was asked to be revised and resubmitted to TRC.

City of Charleston Technical Review Committee Upcoming May 19:

A site plan (first review) for Woodfield Daniel Island III, a new 175-unit multifamily development on 6 acres located at 225 Benefitfocus Way. Plans indicate it will be located at the corner of Daniel Island Drive and Fairchild Street.

City of Charleston Technical Review Committee May 26:

A site plan (second review) for Governor’s Cay – The Point Amenity, an amenity with pool, bathrooms, pavilion to serve the existing townhome community on 8 acres located at 808 Kings Oak Court, Cainhoy.

A preliminary subdivision plat (third review) for major subdivision Cainhoy Del Webb Phase 1, for a 164 single family residential development on 160 acres located at Clements Ferry Road and Cainhoy Road.

Road construction plans (third review) for major subdivision Cainhoy Del Webb Phase 1, for a 164 single family residential development on 160 acres located at Clements Ferry Road and Cainhoy Road.

City of Charleston Board of Zoning Appeals – Site Design (BZA-SD) — The most recent meeting was held on May 4 with no issues of impact to Daniel Island or Cainhoy discussed. The next meeting date is to be determined.

City of Charleston Board of Zoning Appeals – Zoning (BZA-Z) — Results of the meeting held on May 17 concerning a variance to allow an 8-foot fence along the rear property line at 107 Royal Assembly Dr. in Beresford Hall were not available at press time. An agenda for the next meeting is not available.

City of Charleston Design Review Board (DRB) — The most recent meeting was held on May 16 with no issues of impact to Daniel Island or Cainhoy discussed. An agenda for the next meeting is not available.

City of Charleston Planning Commission (PC) — The most recent meeting was held on May 18 with no issues of impact to Daniel Island or Cainhoy to be discussed.

City of Charleston Board of Architectural Review (BAR) — The most recent meeting was held on April 26 with no issues of impact to Daniel Island or Cainhoy discussed. An agenda for the next meeting is not available.

City of Charleston Council typically meets the second and fourth Tues. of each month, 5 p.m., City Hall, 80 Broad Street, Charleston, SC and/or virtually via Conference Call #1-929-205-6099; Access Code: 912 096 416. Exceptions: Summer Schedule - 3rd Tues. of June, July, and August; December meetings on the 1st and 3rd Tues. Dates and locations subject to change.

Berkeley Co. Council meets fourth Mon. of each month, 6 p.m., Berkeley County Admin. Blg., 1003 Hwy 52, Moncks Corner.

Berkeley Co. Bd. of Education meets twice each month. Executive Committee meets at 5:30 p.m.; meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

Meeting Notes - June 9, 2022

These are the issues coming before various City of Charleston boards and committees and the application results specific to Daniel Island and the Cainhoy area.City of Charleston Technical Review Committee (TRC) – A preliminary subdivision plat (fourth review) for Cainhoy First Light Phase 2, a major residential subdivision plan at Hopewell Drive on Cainhoy, a 46.9-acre plat road construction plan for a 96 single-family lots.A road construction plan (fifth review) for Cainhoy First Light Phase 2, a major residential subdiv...

These are the issues coming before various City of Charleston boards and committees and the application results specific to Daniel Island and the Cainhoy area.

City of Charleston Technical Review Committee (TRC) – A preliminary subdivision plat (fourth review) for Cainhoy First Light Phase 2, a major residential subdivision plan at Hopewell Drive on Cainhoy, a 46.9-acre plat road construction plan for a 96 single-family lots.

A road construction plan (fifth review) for Cainhoy First Light Phase 2, a major residential subdivision plan at Hopewell Drive on Cainhoy, a 46.9-acre plat road construction plan for 96 single-family lots.

A preliminary subdivision plat (third review) for Parcel K Infrastructure at 2000 Daniel Island Drive on Daniel Island, a 36.9-acre plat for public roadway, utilities, stormwater and an eight-lot major subdivision or future development.

Road construction plans (third review) for Parcel K Infrastructure at 2000 Daniel Island Drive on Daniel Island, a 36.9-acre plat for public roadway, utilities, stormwater and an eight-lot major subdivision for future development.

City of Charleston Board of Zoning Appeals – Site Design (BZA-SD) — An agenda for the next meeting is not available.

City of Charleston Board of Zoning Appeals – Zoning (BZA-Z) — An agenda for the next meeting is not available.

City of Charleston Design Review Board (DRB) — An agenda for the next meeting is not available.

City of Charleston Planning Commission (PC) — An upcoming meeting on June 15 concerns 11.4 acres properties on Travis Lane (Honey Hill-Cainhoy Peninsula), requesting a rezoning from single family residential to diverse residential.

City of Charleston Board of Architectural Review – Large projects (BAR – L) — An agenda for the next meeting is not available.

City of Charleston Board of Architectural Review – Small projects (BAR – S) — An agenda for the next meeting is not available.

Berkeley Co. Bd. of Education meets twice each month. Executive Committee meets at 5:30 p.m.; meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

Berkeley Co. Council meets fourth Mon. of each month, 6 p.m., Berkeley County Admin. Blg., 1003 Hwy 52, Moncks Corner.

City of Charleston Council typically meets the second and fourth Tues. of each month, 5 p.m., City Hall, 80 Broad Street, Charleston, SC and/or virtually via Conference Call #1-929-205-6099; Access Code: 912 096 416. Exceptions: Summer Schedule - 3rd Tues. of June,

July, and August; December meetings on the 1st and 3rd Tues. Dates and locations subject to change.

City of Charleston Technical Review Committee meets every Thurs. at 9 a.m.via Zoom.

City of Charleston Board of Zoning Appeals – Site Design meets the 1st Wed. of each month at 5 p.m. via Zoom (Board meetings return to in-person April 6.)

City of Charleston Board of Zoning Appeals – Zoning meets the 1st and 3rd Tues. of each month at 5:15 p.m., except for January and July when no meeting is held on the 1st Tues. (Board meetings return to in-person April 5.)

City of Charleston Design Review Board meets the 1st and 3rd Mon. of every month at 4:30 p.m.

City of Charleston Planning Commission meets the 3rd Wed. of every month at 5 p.m. (Board meetings returned to in-person as of March 16.)

City of Charleston Board of Architectural Review – Large projects meets the 2nd and 4th Wed. of every month at 4:30 p.m.

City of Charleston Board of Architectural Review – Small projects meets the 2nd and 4th Thurs. of every month at 4:30 p.m.

All meetings are open for public comment except the City of Charleston Technical Review Committee meetings.

For more information, contacts for specific projects and on location and time of the meetings or to learn more, visit charleston-sc.gov/AgendaCenter/.

Bishop England, Philip Simmons valedictorians and salutatorians share words of wisdom

Gratitude. Grace. Grit. For local students who graduated from Philip Simmons High School and Bishop England High School on May 26 and June 4 respectively, those attributes helped them navigate their last four years that have been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.The top two seniors from each school’s graduating class delivered commencement speeches in which they reflected on the past, shared insights on success and expressed optimism for the future. Note: To view all the graduates, ...

Gratitude. Grace. Grit. For local students who graduated from Philip Simmons High School and Bishop England High School on May 26 and June 4 respectively, those attributes helped them navigate their last four years that have been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The top two seniors from each school’s graduating class delivered commencement speeches in which they reflected on the past, shared insights on success and expressed optimism for the future. Note: To view all the graduates, click here.

Anna Katherine Head, Bishop England High School

Valedictorian, Class of 2022

Anna Katherine Head always had a deep-rooted love for animals. Her family has fostered kittens through Berkeley County Animal Shelter and Charleston Animal Society for several years and her parents, Barbara and Anthony, always allowed pets in their home.

In the fall, Head will be studying animal and veterinary sciences at Clemson University Honors College with the hopes of becoming a veterinarian.

Head believes success can be viewed from many perspectives because one person’s success might not be another’s. “I always tell myself to go out and not regret what I’m doing… To do (everything) with purpose and with meaning.”

One thing Head’s most proud of is her class getting through high school during a pandemic. “It was a struggle, but we all did it and Bishop England handled it really well with all the hybrid (learning). The fact that we made it through shows that we’re a really resilient class.”

Head, who was involved in several activities including model United Nations, engineering club, pom squad, glee club and field hockey, advises younger students to study, do their homework and join clubs to participate and make friends.

Head said she is thankful for the support of her friends, family and all the teachers who made an impact on her life and helped shape her into the independent-thinking person she is today.

“We’ve been prepared, but we’re not owed anything … it’s up to us,” Head added. “We’re the newest action takers and we need to go out and be the good people in the world.”

Caitlin Keffer, Bishop England High School

Salutatorian, Class of 2022

Caitlin Keffer is most proud of how she has grown as a person over the past four years and how her extracurricular activities helped her develop new interests, become more confident and serve her community.

“A lot of hard work and studying have contributed to my success but also being optimistic that the hard work would pay off in so many different ways,” Keffer said.

Keffer will be attending the University of Notre Dame, majoring in neuroscience and is excited to begin a new chapter of her life this fall. “It’s an amazing school with a very welcoming atmosphere, football community and culture.”

The advice Keffer offers to underclassmen is to embrace every moment of high school. “Keep everything in perspective because the issues that seem so important when you’re a freshman are the things you will laugh at when you’re a senior. In the end it all works out.”

Keffer was involved in youth in government, varsity swim team, Lowcountry Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, National Honor Society and several school clubs. “I’m very self-motivated and I think it comes from always wanting to do my best. My parents always told me

that most importantly they want me to just do my best and be happy.”

Keffer, the daughter of James Reilly and Valerie, said success is being proud of yourself for reaching a goal without sacrificing your values.

“I believe you can do whatever you set your mind to,” Keffer added. “After the unexpected parts of the last four years, I know if we can push through the pandemic, then we can contribute to any kind of change we want.”

Jack Rose, Philip Simmons High School

Valedictorian, Class of 2022

Jack Rose believes that success is mostly a mindset. “Set goals you want to achieve … and fulfill them with happiness,” Rose said. “Just because there are setbacks or failures doesn’t mean you aren’t successful because success isn’t a straightforward, easy path, but the result of overcoming challenges.”

Rose credits his high school accomplishments to intrinsic motivation, challenging himself with a rigorous course load, always putting forth his best effort, and the ongoing support of his parents, Brad Rose and Kay Durst.

Rose will be attending Georgia Tech majoring in computer science. He wasn’t sure what he wanted to study until he joined the Philip Simmons robotics team and took the role of lead coder, which sparked his interest in computer science.

He also enjoys playing the saxophone, sailing and golf and was a member of Philip Simmons marching band, Berkeley County all county jazz band, the varsity golf team, National Honor Society and several school clubs.

In his graduation speech, Rose emphasized lessons learned through high school; perseverance, group effort, getting along with others and doing your personal best. He sums up his advice in a quote borrowed from his teacher, Mr. Carpenter; “Don’t be a trash human.”

Rose believes anyone can make an impact by being a good person. “Every person who is graduating this year will have some effect on the world whether big or small. Even small actions can grow like falling dominoes to help change the world.”

Julia Wood, Philip Simmons High School

Salutatorian, Class of 2022

Julia Wood said it was an honor being named salutatorian at Philip Simmons High School. “It gave me a great sense of accomplishment because our class is really competitive, so it was surprising and very gratifying.”

Wood will be attending the University of South Carolina Honors College majoring in exercise science. She hopes to pursue pediatric occupational therapy because she loves working with children. “I grew up a USC fan, so it felt right.”

Wood, the daughter of Bobby and Lindsay, said her strong work ethic and time management skills allowed her to be involved in sports and clubs while remaining dedicated to her studies.

She held many offices including captain of the varsity volleyball and softball teams, president of National Honor Society and the recycling club, along with serving on the junior and senior boards and the school improvement council.

“My awesome teachers at Philip Simmons were a source of inspiration and support,” Wood said.

“They pushed me through all my endeavors.”

Wood’s advice to underclassmen is to take advantage of every opportunity to be involved in their high school community because it’s the extracurricular activities that will create lasting memories.

“Success is working towards a goal with your unique passion and grit, putting forth your best effort and being rewarded with the results,” Wood said. “We can impact the world by simply sharing our experiences and spreading positivity for change; even the smallest act of kindness can have an impact on others.”

Bishop England Class of 2022

? 26 Academic Honor recipients

? 24 Palmetto Fellows

? $3,379,825 in academic and athletic scholarships

Philip Simmons Class of 2022

? 11 Academic Honor recipients

? 15 Palmetto Fellows

? 68 Hope Scholarships

? $8,832,354 in academic scholarships

‘Participation is incredible’: Women’s golf enjoying popularity surge in SC

Pinehurst on Monday and Tuesday. Hilton Head Island on Wednesday. Then, back to Greenville a day later and looking ahead to a USGA qualifier and the Women’s State Amateur championship to start another week.Go, go, go. That’s Clarissa Childs’ challenge these days, and she loves it.“Crazy but good,” Childs, executive director of the Women’s South Carolina Golf Association, said in explaining her schedule. “If I’m going like this, good things must be happening.”They are....

Pinehurst on Monday and Tuesday. Hilton Head Island on Wednesday. Then, back to Greenville a day later and looking ahead to a USGA qualifier and the Women’s State Amateur championship to start another week.

Go, go, go. That’s Clarissa Childs’ challenge these days, and she loves it.

“Crazy but good,” Childs, executive director of the Women’s South Carolina Golf Association, said in explaining her schedule. “If I’m going like this, good things must be happening.”

They are.

Golf has enjoyed an overall boom since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak more than two years ago, and the WSCGA is right there with an amazing growth spurt.

“More and more ladies are playing all the time,” Childs said.

Evidence comes in the form of the WSCGA’s one-day events like the one Wednesday at Hilton Head Island that required Childs’ whirlwind trip to the Lowcountry.

“Participation is incredible, double what we had last year,” said Childs, who took over the WSCGA reins in 2017 after an All-American playing career at South Carolina, competing on the LPGA Tour, serving as an assistant on the USC women’s golf staff and guiding the Newberry College team. “We had 350 or so players at our one-days last year and we’ve had 753 at one this year.

“There are always new ladies who want to play the game, and no matter what her handicap is or how long she’s been playing, we have something for everybody. We want to keep women involved in the game.”

Many of the state’s best female players will test their skills in the Women’s State Amateur that runs Tuesday to Thursday at Fort Jackson Golf Club’s Old Hickory Course. A day earlier, a preview of the stars of tomorrow will unfold at Spring Valley Country Club in qualifying for the U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur.

“Busy, busy and worth every minute,” Childs said. “Both the qualifier and the Women’s Amateur have really strong fields.”

The top three players in the S.C. Junior Golf Association rankings — Adrian Anderson (Murrells Inlet), Sydney Roberts (Chesnee) and Isabella Rawl (Lexington) — headline the junior qualifier at Spring Valley. Anderson has signed to play at the College of Charleston, and both Roberts and Rawl are Clemson-bound. Also competing will be Ella Stalvey and Caroline Hawkins, members of Blythewood’s Class 5A state championship team.

Furman golfer Sophia Burnett (Bluffton) will defend her title in the Women’s State Amateur against a field that includes players who finishes 2-3-4 a year ago — Emma Schimpf (Daniel Island/College of Charleston), Mary Kathryn Talledo (Spartanburg/College of Charleston) and Roberts. Stalvey and Hawkins both posted top-10s a year ago and will be joined by Blythewood High teammate Paige Paolucci in the 54-hole tournament.

Childs chose Old Hickory, the more challenging on Fort Jackson’s two layouts, and that’s no accident.

“I have played in some charity events at Fort Jackson and love the Old Hickory layout,” she said. “We’ll play about 6,000 yards and have different yardages for the par-3s.

“Yes, it’s the more challenging of the two courses, but this is a state championship and it’s not supposed to be easy.”

After the Women’s Amateur, there are more one-day events, the State Junior Girls championship at Arcadian Shores in North Myrtle Beach, the Georgia/South Carolina junior girls’ challenge matches and the Women’s State Open at Cobblestone Park.

“Lots going on,” Childs said, “and it’s great. For sure, good things are happening in women’s golf.”

Chip shots. Former USC All-American Scott Stevens earned his first professional win in the PGA Tour Canada’s Royal Beach Victoria Open in Victoria, British Columbia. Stevens birdied the 18th hole to pull into a tie for the title, then birdied three straight holes to win the playoff. ... USC women’s coach Kalen Anderson earned the Golf Pride Women’s Golf Coaches Association’s South Region coach of the year honors. With four new players in the lineup, the Gamecocks won school-record five of eight regular-season tournaments and finished 14th in the NCAA Championship. ... Brady Gregor, head coach at High Point College the past five years, has joined the USC men’s program as associate head coach. He replaces Ben Dietrich, who left the program for a position outside of coaching. ... The Sonic Columbia City Women’s Championship will be played June 20-21 at Forest Lake Club. The Midlands Chevy Dealers Columbia Men’s Championship is set for July 14-16 at the Spur at Northwoods.

DISA dribbles to Texas to square off in Southern Regional Cup

Daniel Island Soccer Academy Juventus coach Toni Becvinovski said it took talent, hard work and discipline for his U-13 boys’ team to reach the Southern Regional Cup tournament.It also took various fundraising projects to offset the cost for the trip to the tournament, which will be held June 15-19 in Frisco, Texas.“It’s going to be very exciting for the guys,” said Becvinovski, a native of Australia, who has an impressive soccer resume as a player and coach. “The kids have done the work and the co...

Daniel Island Soccer Academy Juventus coach Toni Becvinovski said it took talent, hard work and discipline for his U-13 boys’ team to reach the Southern Regional Cup tournament.

It also took various fundraising projects to offset the cost for the trip to the tournament, which will be held June 15-19 in Frisco, Texas.

“It’s going to be very exciting for the guys,” said Becvinovski, a native of Australia, who has an impressive soccer resume as a player and coach. “The kids have done the work and the community has responded to make this trip possible.”

The team created a GoFundMe page and held a lunch at Orlando’s Pizza with 10% of the day’s proceeds going to the team. Other businesses responded with donations, which included having its business logos printed on polo shirts and practice jerseys the team will wear in Texas.

The team also is holding a raffle while the DISA Starz U-15 girls got into the fundraising act and raised more than $1,200 via a car wash and bake sale.

“It was a total team effort,” Becvinovski said. “It was a total community effort.”

DISA Juventus qualified for the Southern Regional by winning the South Carolina State Cup tourney, which was held in Augusta, Georgia, on April 23-24.

The team was dominant in state play, outscoring four foes 18-2 to advance. DISA Juventus finished the spring regular league and tournament games with a perfect record: 16-0-0.

“We were very pleased with how the team handled tough situations on the field in all four games,” Becvinovski said of the state tournament. “The scoreline (5-2) in the final game against the 2009 Bulls Boys Red from Augusta was a true reflection of our dominance. The

passing and movement was exceptional. We looked stronger as an attacking force going forward every time. We were solid in defense and aggressive in all parts of the field. It was a good all-around performance from everyone on the team.”

DISA Juventus has spent the past six weeks preparing the team for the rigors of playing in challenging conditions against very competitive teams. The Southern regional includes teams from South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Georgia.

“Based on previous winners in the U-13 age group, the teams out of Texas have won the competition more than other states,” Becvinovski said. “That is generally expected from states like North Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Texas that have large pools of technically and physically gifted players.”

“It will be a tough week for the players against highly rated opposition,” Becvinovski added. “However, once again, I feel there is enough ability and talent on our team to not only be competitive but win the Southern Regional Cup. I have faith in our boys that, if we continue to play with the same skill and intensity as we did in Augusta, we are going to surprise the so-called bigger teams.”

Eighteen players are on the roster, including 12 from Daniel Island. The roster includes goalkeepers James Fisher, Ellis Fetten; defenders Ralston Potts, Lucas Rizzetto, Peyton Owens, Trevor Tonon, Chase Tonon, Matthew Putignano; midfielders JG Wenger, Louis

Rainero, Gunner Khouri, Leighton Thompson, Brooks Wallace and forwards Graham Winterfield, Rex Ferm, Grayson Barna, Charlie Collier, Michael McColl.

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