If you’re looking for an adrenaline-filled, pulse-pounding way to have fun all day, grab an axe and get your throw on at Lumber Jill’s! Axe throwing is the newest, most popular live entertainment game in the Lowcountry. It’s kind of like darts…but with axes! Axe throwing is great for a few hours of amusement, stress relief, team building, and even corporate events in Kiawah Island, SC. Whether you’re looking for a great way to celebrate the weekend or want a new idea for your company event, Lumber Jill’s has got you covered.
The Lumber Jill’s revolution began after co-owners Jill and Heath spent a date night with friends throwing axes in Charleston. After having so much fun, the entrepreneurial couple quickly realized they could create their own take on axe throwing. Soon after, Lumber Jill’s was born!
The name Lumber Jill’s isn’t just a play on our co-owner’s name – it involves a really interesting piece of history too. Across the pond, the Women’s Timber Corps “manned” the lumber yards in England while the men were serving in WWII. They affectionately became known as Lumberjills, Britain’s answer to Rosie the Riveter. Without these brave ladies, Lumber Jill’s wouldn’t exist. We would be remiss if we didn’t salute them for the example they set!
At the end of the day, we want to provide every one of our guests with an outstanding axe-throwing experience. So, grab your friends, co-workers, family, or favorite people and join us for an axe-throwing party you won’t soon forget.
Axes haven’t been this popular in America since “The Shining” hit theaters way back in 1980!
In cities all around the nation, axe-throwing facilities are popping up left and right as a fun, healthy way for people of all ages to congregate and enjoy a night of friendly competition and stress relief. In the last few years, the sport of axe throwing has exploded – so much so that the World Axe Throwing League was assembled in 2017 to coordinate international axe-throwing competitions. Since that time, many axe-throwing events have popped up on national TV stations like ESPN.
Perhaps the most popular reason folks love axe throwing in Kiawah Island is for stress relief. We’ve even heard some customers say it’s a cheaper form of therapy! In reality, axe tossing gives you a therapeutic release that is hard to replicate. A few hard throws with an axe and your body releases a flood of endorphins, which help increase your energy, improve your mood, and facilitate healthy blood flow. If you have pent-up anger, nothing feels better than chucking a heavy axe at a target. Hitting a bullseye is even better!
Since axe throwing is such an exhilarating activity, many people don’t realize that they are exercising their arms, legs, abs, pecs, and even back when they come to Lumber Jill’s. Like high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts, axe throwing works several muscle groups at once. These exercises strengthen your core and help define your muscles. When coupled with a healthy diet, regular axe-throwing activities can even help you shed a few pounds.
You might be surprised to hear that axe throwing is one of the most sought-after company event ideas in Kiawah Island, SC. Sure, your colleagues might think it’s a little weird to host a corporate meeting at an axe-throwing facility. But once your co-worker hits their target, they’ll quickly understand how much fun they can have. Perhaps more importantly, axe tossing is a safe, fun way to conduct trust exercises and build team morale overall.
When you get right down to it, axe throwing is good, clean, healthy fun. Axe throwing helps relieve shoulder tension, while laughing helps engage your body’s core. When you throw in an adult beverage or two, laughs become easier and fun flows more freely. You can’t help but have the time of your life at Lumber Jill’s in the Lowcountry.
Axe throwing isn’t reserved only for adults – kids can get in on the fun and excitement too. Our warm, inviting atmosphere inspires people to embrace their inner champion, even if they’re under 18. At Lumber Jill’s, we can accommodate kids ages 10 and up. Before we pass them an axe, we will evaluate their skill level to ensure their safety. Contact us today for more info on birthday celebrations and whole facility rentals.
Status quote, average, ordinary…these are qualities that no employer would want out of their employees. So, why host a team-building event at a venue with the same characteristics?
If you’re on the hunt for corporate event venues in Kiawah Island, SC, you just hit the jackpot. We may be a little biased, but Lumber Jill’s is a fantastic corporate event venue for companies looking to try something new.
Axe throwing for corporate events is fun, high-energy, and safe for all your employees. We’re talking an adrenaline-filled day with your own private axe-throwing lanes. Get your clients or your team out of the office and give them something to be excited about!
In addition to our standard reservations, we are happy to offer celebration, corporate, and full facility rental packages. Planning a surprise birthday party for your best friend? Celebrating a life event with that special someone? Looking for a spot for your family reunion? Axe throwing in Kiawah Island, SC is the perfect activity for your group! For the most memorable (or hazy) celebration, don’t forget to ask us about alcoholic beverage service and additional lane time.
Please note that our celebration package is designed for customers over the age of 12. Two adults must be present at all times.
We understand that axe throwing isn’t your typical date night or even guy’s night activity. We get it – you’re hurling real axes at a target that is only a few feet away. On the surface, that can sound a little scary. But don’t worry, many of our first-time guests have questions about how our process works too.
One of the best parts of owning Lumber Jill’s is our ability to give back to our local community. We are always on the hunt for new, inventive ways to serve our citizens. That’s why, once a month, we host Axe of Kindness night to shine a light on an important organization, charity, or good cause. These exciting events give our customers a compelling way to make a real difference in someone’s life.
If you have a donation request or are interested in hosting a fundraiser with Lumber Jill’s, send us your info firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- Two North Atlantic right whales were spotted recently off of Kiawah Island, brining the number of sightings of the endangered animal in Lowcountry waters over the past year to 19.JR McCroskey and his group of recreational fisherman saw the whales about 15 miles off of Kiawah Island on Christmas Eve.The sighting was confirmed to WCBD News by The Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network (LMMN).The group first saw the baby come up for air, and couldn’t quite make out what it was.“I see wh...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- Two North Atlantic right whales were spotted recently off of Kiawah Island, brining the number of sightings of the endangered animal in Lowcountry waters over the past year to 19.
JR McCroskey and his group of recreational fisherman saw the whales about 15 miles off of Kiawah Island on Christmas Eve.
The sighting was confirmed to WCBD News by The Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network (LMMN).
The group first saw the baby come up for air, and couldn’t quite make out what it was.
“I see what I thought was a piece of debris. As we got closer, I noticed some blowing going on kind of like dolphins do. I thought it might be a manatee,” said McCroskey.
When the mother whale surfaced, they realized what they were seeing.
“When a whale comes up that’s twice the size of the boat you’re in then you know exactly what you’re dealing with,” said McCroskey.
According to the LMMN, right whales are critically endangered, with less than 400 reported worldwide.
The most common dangers to right whales are boat propellers and fishing nets. Laws state that vessels must remain 500 yards away from them for protection.
“As soon as we got a picture of (the mother) and a video of her we pulled back and gave them the space they needed,” said McCroskey.
There are multiple documented incidents of whales being seriously injured after collisions with boats.
Given the dangers posed by humans, right whales tend to stay further offshore.
“While it’s not uncommon for right whales to be offshore this time of the year, it’s extremely rare to spot them because there are about 100 breeding females and they typically stay offshore,” said Lauren Rust, the founder of the LMMN. “Your chances of seeing them are greater offshore on a boat, but unlikely from shore.”
Rust says that the population is declining because there are very few breeding females and they can only reproduce once every three to four years.
“With approximately 100 breeding females, reproducing on different years, we see between zero and 25 new calves a year. But sadly, most years, more adults die than new calves are reproduced putting them in a negative decline,” said Rust. “I suspect we will see their extinction in our lifetime.”
McCroskey says that he wants to make sure people realize that right whales are living and calving in the waters from South Carolina to Florida until April.
“Just spreading the word out to the recreational fisherman that these whales are out there and you need to be conscientious because they can wreck a boat,” said McCroskey.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – A Lowcountry chef was named one of South Carolina’s ‘Chef Ambassadors’ during a special ceremony at the Statehouse Wednesday morning.Gov. Henry McMaster was joined by the Commissioner of Agriculture, Hugh Weathers, and South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Director Duane Parrish as they appointed three chefs to serve as South Carolina Chef Ambassadors for 2022.These chefs prepare dishes using Certified South Carolina produce, meats and seafood, support local...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – A Lowcountry chef was named one of South Carolina’s ‘Chef Ambassadors’ during a special ceremony at the Statehouse Wednesday morning.
Gov. Henry McMaster was joined by the Commissioner of Agriculture, Hugh Weathers, and South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Director Duane Parrish as they appointed three chefs to serve as South Carolina Chef Ambassadors for 2022.
These chefs prepare dishes using Certified South Carolina produce, meats and seafood, support local farmers and highlight the state’s rich food traditions.
“South Carolina Chef Ambassadors do South Carolina a great service by shining a light on our state’s destinations, signature dishes and locally grown foods, and their own incredible talents,” said Gov. McMaster. “We’re proud to have these three great chefs represent our state.”
Among them is Executive Chef John Ondo of The Atlantic Room on Kiawah Island.
Chef Ondo grew up playing in the tidal creeks of the Lowcountry, according to the governor’s office. It’s something he said left an indelible mark on him as he has spent his 20-plus-year culinary career drawing inspiration from the area’s fields and waterways.
It was here in Charleston where Chef Ondo developed long-lasting relationships with local farmers and fishermen. He often stops by to visit and discuss how crops are coming in and to pick up produce that will appear on plates that same night at The Atlantic Room.
“With his wry sense of humor and affable nature, Chef Ondo is a recognizable spokesperson for Lowcountry foodways,” said Gov. McMaster’s office.
Ondo accepted the honor along with fellow Chef Ambassadors, Chris Williams of Roy’s Grille in Lexington, and Haydn Shaak of Restaurant 17 at Hotel Domestique in Travelers Rest.
“Man, had y’all told me all these cameras were gonna be here today I would have brushed my hair,” Ondo joked as he stepped before the podium, just seconds before First Lady Peggy McMaster reached up to brush his hair with her hand.
“This is a huge honor to be able to represent my home state and the hard-working farmers and fishermen and shrimpers, just producers of Carolina products,” he said. “This is a huge honor and I’m happy to be here.”
The governor’s office said the Chef Ambassadors, a program now in its eighth year, will represent South Carolina at food festivals, media events and other forums.
The program was created in 2014 to highlight the state as a top culinary destination. It unites agribusiness and tourism, two of the state’s largest industries, which together contribute tens of billions of dollars to the state’s economy each year and account for hundreds of thousands of jobs statewide, according to Gov. McMaster’s office.
“These three talented Chef Ambassadors honor South Carolina’s diverse culinary heritage and local ingredients,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers. “Chefs connect with and promote our state’s farmers and help teach us all how to eat fresh, local food in season.”
“Our hospitality industry has been on a rollercoaster ride since March 2020,” said Duane Parrish, Director of the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism. “From shifting to a to-go model almost overnight, to navigating workforce challenges, to welcoming an influx of visitors as tourism began to rebound – they’ve really seen it all in a very short timeframe. The Chef Ambassador program highlights and celebrates some of the very best of what this resilient and tenacious industry has to offer, and helps showcase just how significant and extraordinary our culinary scene is in the Palmetto State.”
To learn more about the program and past Chef Ambassadors, visit discoversouthcarolina.com/chef-ambassadors.
As he jetted home that night from Kiawah Island, Phil Mickelson popped the cork on a favorite vintage and tapped out a message on his phone.“Life is good,” Mickelson wrote, and it was so.Mickelson wrote the golf story of 2021 — and one of the best golf stories of all time — on the wind-swept Ocean Course on Kiawah Island in May. The 50-year-old, who was eight years removed from his last major title, became the oldest major champion in the sport’s history by winning the 103rd PGA Championship on Pet...
As he jetted home that night from Kiawah Island, Phil Mickelson popped the cork on a favorite vintage and tapped out a message on his phone.
“Life is good,” Mickelson wrote, and it was so.
Mickelson wrote the golf story of 2021 — and one of the best golf stories of all time — on the wind-swept Ocean Course on Kiawah Island in May. The 50-year-old, who was eight years removed from his last major title, became the oldest major champion in the sport’s history by winning the 103rd PGA Championship on Pete Dye’s punishing 7,800-yard layout.
The six-time major champion played it cool all week, moving at a deliberate pace with his brother Tim on the bag, and hiding his emotions behind a pair of ever-present shades.
But there was no playing it cool for the thousands of spectators at Kiawah. After a year in which PGA Tour events were sparsely attended due to COVID-19, the floodgates seemed to open at Kiawah, especially when Mickelson emerged as a contender against a field stuffed with younger stars.
Mickelson fans shouted their support during the week, climbing into trees to get a glimpse of their hero and following him in droves.
On championship Sunday, the dam broke as Mickelson marched up the 18th hole toward victory. He and playing partner Brooks Koepka were swallowed up by thousands of delirious fans who flooded the 18th fairway in a memorable scene.
“Certainly one of the moments I’ll cherish my entire life,” he said after the triumph. “I don’t know how to describe the feeling of excitement and fulfillment and accomplishment to do something of this magnitude, when very few people thought that I could.”
Mickelson’s unexpected victory thrilled his competitors, as well.
“It was like the Phil that I remember watching just when I turned pro and it was great to see,” said South African Louis Oosthuizen, who tied for second with Koepka. “I mean, what an achievement to win a major at 50 years old, and he deserves all of that today.”
Phil’s highest finish on the PGA Tour for the rest of 2021 was a tie for 17th, though he won three times on the Champions Tour. The week after the PGA Championship, he missed the cut.
“But, I won the PGA,” he said with a grin. “So …”
The growing number of short-term rentals on Hilton Head Island has vexed some neighborhoods in recent years, and the town now wants residents’ feedback on how to address the issue.The town wants to draft an ordinance to regulate short-term rentals such as Airbnbs and Vrbo locations, but is still working out the details.Residents can weigh in during a series of public meetings in early 2022, the town announced Wednesday.The meetings include:An online survey about short-term rentals is open until Jan. 31: ...
The growing number of short-term rentals on Hilton Head Island has vexed some neighborhoods in recent years, and the town now wants residents’ feedback on how to address the issue.
The town wants to draft an ordinance to regulate short-term rentals such as Airbnbs and Vrbo locations, but is still working out the details.
Residents can weigh in during a series of public meetings in early 2022, the town announced Wednesday.
The meetings include:
An online survey about short-term rentals is open until Jan. 31: bit.ly/HiltonHeadSurvey
The town also is planning to solicit input from Gullah leaders and utilities, among others.
The government hopes to finalize the new short-term rental ordinance sometime in June, records show.
“The lack of a short-term rental ordinance for the town has led to an imbalance between residential and resort districts and the changes to some long-term single-family neighborhoods,” wrote Anne Cyran, the town’s interim comprehensive planning manager, in a Wednesday statement.
Town staff members are “pursuing a limited contract” with a short-term rental monitoring company to obtain data on the number and location of Hilton Head’s short- and long-term residential rental properties in 2019 and 2021.
Some of South Carolina’s coastal municipalities already have rules on short-term rentals. The city of Charleston, for example, requires that short-term rental operators pay business license fees and have special permits. The town of Kiawah Island has caps on the number of short-term rentals allowed in various residential zoning districts.
“We are investigating ways to develop a fair, predictable and balanced approach to manage short-term rental impacts on our neighborhoods,” Cyran wrote.
In a separate matter, Hilton Head’s Town Council in April voted to join a class action lawsuit against Airbnb, Vrbo, Tripadvisor and other entities, alleging that the companies do not remit accommodations taxes or pay for business licenses in South Carolina. The lawsuit is ongoing.
In its long, storied history, Old Town Club in Winston-Salem has attained several noteworthy rankings in a multitude of polls.This latest one, however, might just be the most prestigious.In a ranking by Golf Magazine, Old Town is listed among the top 100 courses in the world.The Perry Maxwell design that opened in 1939, given a makeover by Wake Forest graduate Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw in 2013, is ranked No. 92 in the world.Jason Zaks, the club president, said: ”We’re really proud to be considered am...
In its long, storied history, Old Town Club in Winston-Salem has attained several noteworthy rankings in a multitude of polls.
This latest one, however, might just be the most prestigious.
In a ranking by Golf Magazine, Old Town is listed among the top 100 courses in the world.
The Perry Maxwell design that opened in 1939, given a makeover by Wake Forest graduate Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw in 2013, is ranked No. 92 in the world.
Jason Zaks, the club president, said: ”We’re really proud to be considered among the world’s best golf courses by Golf Magazine. It’s certainly a large feather in our cap, and a true honor for our membership. Many important pieces have come together led by superintendent Bryant Evans, golf professional Charles Frost and general manager Josh Paris.”
When Coore and Crenshaw renovated the course it brought back the earlier characteristics of the Maxwell design.
“A special thanks to architects Coore and Crenshaw and our golf committee for serving as real custodians of this classic Perry Maxwell design,” Zaks said. “It’s a true team effort on every level.”
Old Town Club is one of seven newcomers to the top 100 for the 2021-22 rankings. Old Town is one of just two courses from North Carolina in the top 100 with Pinehurst No. 2 coming in at No. 17. Also, Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course in South Carolina, the 1991 Pete Dye-designed classic, is ranked No. 60.
Golf Magazine offered this about why Old Town is ranked among the top 100 in the world: “Perry Maxwell built this inspired North Carolina layout on a former horse farm, and the naturally rolling fairways lead to devilish greens. Wake Forest practices at Old Town, and former Demon Deacon Lanny Wadkins called it the best course for training serious young golfers.”
At the top of the rankings, in a spot it has held for decades, is Pine Valley in New Jersey.
The magazine has had its world rankings for nearly 50 years. The poll is decided on by 111 raters that review the elite courses throughout the world taking into consideration major renovation projects. The major consideration for the poll is the architecture of the courses that make the list.
“We look for raters who know what’s out there, what’s changing and what’s coming down the pike,” the magazine said in describing the raters. “And from judging posts across four continents, our panelists are positioned to place courses from different regions around the globe into proper context,”
Experience and talent should go a long way this spring for the Wake Forest women’s and men’s golf teams. The women ended the fall ranked sixth by golfstat.com and the men finished at 14th.
Coach Kim Lewellen’s women’s team won twice in the fall and will be led by veterans Rachel Kuehn, Mimi Rhodes, Lauren Walsh and Vanessa Knecht.
The Deacons have never won an NCAA championship but lost to Duke in the championship match in Lewellen’s first season in Winston-Salem in spring 2019. Knecht is the only player left from that team.
Coach Jerry Haas’ men’s team will be led by sophomore Michael Brennan, who won two tournaments in a row in the fall. Brennan, who was All-ACC as a freshman, has four wins already to rank tied for sixth in school history with Billy Andrade and Will Zalatoris.
The luxury for Haas is he also has seniors Alex Fitzpatrick and Parker Gillam on the roster as well. Daniel Sheedy and Marshall Meisel along with Scotty Kennon and Mark Power give the Deacons plenty of depth.
The men’s team will open spring play at the Southwestern Invitational in West Lake Village, Calif., Jan. 24-26, and the women will open play in Orlando at the Central Florida Challenge Feb. 6-8.
The Carolinas Golf Association will hold several rules seminars virtually, with the first one scheduled for 1 p.m. Jan. 20. The seminars are free and are geared toward recreational golfers, tournament volunteers and officials along with high school golfers and coaches. Information: CarolinasGolf.org. ...