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Palm Beach Post – New Homes

April 15, 2011

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Masters champ Schwartzel prepared for win at Old Palm Golf Club Old Palm Golf Club’s membership was thrilled to cheer for three of their own during one of golf’s biggest competitions, the Masters, which was won by South African golfer Charl Schwartzel, who is living and practicing at the Palm Beach Gardens private community. It was a dramatic final day – with several players in the running for the title. But Schwartzel kept his nerve to finish two shots ahead of his nearest rival. It’s the 26-year-old’s first major win. Northern Ireland’s Rory Mcllroy, who was also residing and practicing at the club’s private golf studio and course, led for most of the tournament. Top 100 Golf School teaches members finer points of the game Top touring professionals aren’t the only players who use the innovative golf studio to fine tune their game. Members of Old Palm Golf Club who wanted to improve their golf game had a wonderful opportunity recently, when the Club hosted the Old Palm Top 100 Golf School. A Who’s Who in the world of PGA Teaching Professionals, many of whom have received “top 100” and “top 50” golf teaching accolades, joined Mark Hackett, director of golf at Old Palm Golf Club, for a two-day golf school. Participating in the golf school were Mike Adams, director of golf at Hamilton Farms Golf Club in Galdstone, N.J., and Wanders Club in Wellington; Dr. Craig Farnsworth, commonly called “the Putt Doctor,” who teaches his unique “See It and Sink It” system in Laquinta, Calif., and in Vail, Colo.; Kelly Stenzel, who teaches at Palm Beach Country Club and at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y.; Scott Munroe, who teaches at Adios Golf Club in Coconut Creek and at Nantucket Golf Club in Massachusetts; and Don Sargent, director of instruction at Scioto Golf Club in Columbus, Ohio. Every aspect of the game, including putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play, specialty wedge shots, as well as the fundamentals of the correct setup of the golf swing, was addressed during the intense two-day clinic. In addition to one-on-one instruction by guest PGA Professionals, Hackett and Taylor used the club’s own V1 video system to video and analyze the participants’ golf swings. The goal, according to Hackett, was to “develop a program for each individual in a way you can relate to and take with you.” The two-day clinic piggy-backs on Old Palm Golf Club’s already dynamic golf instruction program, which uses both personal and group instruction to help fledgling and more experienced golfers enjoy the game and improve their scores. The Golf Studio, with its double ended driving range, three characteristic holes, the V1 swing analysis system and personalized club fitting, is designed for members to make the most of their golfing experience. Old Palm specializes in outstanding service With only 330 members, outings like the Old Palm Top 100 Golf School are part of the program at Old Palm Golf Club, which specializes in providing its members and residents with outstanding service and facilities. Old Palm Golf Club offers a myriad of activities at the majestic clubhouse overlooking the Raymond Floyd-designed golf course, including a Fitness Center, beautiful, large men’s and women’s loung/locker rooms, complete with spa, three dining areas and a club pool. Residents of Old Palm Golf Club live in three distinct neighborhoods, including the Golf Estates, with its Mizner designed residences; Grand Estates, on half acre lots, with homes that pay homage to the tradition of Palm Beach and the Custom Estates, one of the few places in the Palm Beaches that residents may build their dream home on an acre home site. Custom residences are priced from $1.2 million to more than $15 million.


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