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Old Palm Golf Club Resident, Member Louis Oosthuizen Claims Victory at Volvo Golf Champions

January 16, 2013

Old Palm Golf Club – the premier private and exclusive residential golf club community in the Palm Beaches – congratulates resident and member Louis Oosthuizen on winning the Volvo Golf Champions. The South African captured his sixth career title on the European Tour this past weekend with a 16-under-par score of 272 at Durban Country Club in Durban, South Africa. For the third straight year, Oosthuizen won the first tournament on his schedule, elevating him to a career-high No. 4 in the world rankings. He made an amazing comeback in the final round from five shots behind to win by a single stroke over Scott Jamieson of Scotland. "I am very pleased with how I played.  I hit some great shots, and a win is always a great way to begin the year," says Oosthuizen. When asked what it takes to get in the proper state of mind before playing a tournament, Ooshuizen mentions “a relaxed environment is key.  I get that at Old Palm Golf Club and I can feel myself improving when I use the state-of-the-art practice facilities to work on all aspect of my game.” “Louis’s impressive start to his season is a testament to the unparalleled training and practice facilities at Old Palm,” says Darlene Impellittiere, General Manager of Old Palm Golf Club. “In addition to the world-class golf amenities, Old Palm provides its members with a haven for relaxation and enjoyment in an exclusive and sophisticated community.” In addition to Oosthuizen, Lee Westwood and Charl Schwartzel have purchased homes at Old Palm, each citing its exclusivity, gracious neighborhoods, award-winning independent builders and sense of kinship among residents and members. Darren Clarke is a member and frequently visits Old Palm when his playing schedules permits, where he mingles with his contemporaries and other Old Palm owners. Located six miles from the Atlantic Ocean in one of the world’s most golf-rich enclaves, Old Palm Golf Club is the epitome of exclusivity with 316 residences and 330 equity memberships. The Mediterranean-style clubhouse pampers residents and members with fine and casual dining, resort-style pool, and a luxurious Spa and Fitness Center. Old Palm’s 7,401-yard Raymond Floyd-designed tournament-caliber golf course presents an enticing blend of power and precision-oriented holes. Traditional square tee boxes give the course a classic feel, and large landing areas and subtly-elevated greens emphasize approach shot values. A game-improvement enthusiast’s dream, Old Palm’s 33-acre “Golf Studio” houses a double-ended range, V-1-equipped hitting bay with TrackMan technology and short-game area. Three full-length practice holes – a par 3, 4 and 5 – allow golfers to replicate shots and angles they encounter on the par-72 course.


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