Old Palm News

Charl Schwartzel purchases one-acre home site

October 15, 2012

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After living in Old Palm Golf Club for the past two seasons, 2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel is moving—to an even larger home in Old Palm. Schwartzel, who plays on the European Tour and PGA TOUR, just purchased a one-acre home site in the Custom Estates neighborhood. While the plans for Schwartzel’s new home aren’t finalized, it will overlook the 14th green of our Raymond Floyd-designed golf course. It’s a fitting location for the 28-year-old Schwartzel, who has been playing golf since the age of four. Although he grew up in South Africa, Schwartzel has competed internationally since he was a teenager, often with Louis Oosthuizen, another Old Palm resident. Together, they won the World Junior Golf Team Championship in Japan when Schwartzel was just 16. After turning pro in 2002, Schwartzel has won numerous times, starting with his first victory in the 2004 Alfred Dunhill Championship. Schwartzel is best known for winning the 2011 Masters, a title he clinched with a spectacular four-birdie finish in the final round. “As a youngster, I would chip around my garden and pretend I was playing the Masters,” he says. “I would have four balls. One for me, one for Ernie Els, one for Retief Goosen and one for Nick Price [all of them fellow South African professional golfers]. Since then, it has been a dream of mine to win the tournament, and I have realized this unbelievable dream.”  


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