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Mark My Words
February 15, 2012

by Mark Hackett, Director of Instruction, Old Palm Golf Club One of the most notable trends with golf equipment these days is the use of hybrid or rescue clubs. Even pros are using them to replace their 1-irons, 2-irons and, in some instances, 3-irons. Players of all skill levels are switching to hybrids for several reasons, including (a)   Theyâre more forgiving than long irons (1-5 irons). A mis-hit shot with a hybrid club will fly farther in the air than a mis-hit iron shot. The technology and construction of hybrids have e nhanced the meaning of âgame improvementâ equipment. (b)  Hybrid shots fly higher in the air than long iron shots, which most golfers have difficulty getting airborne for long. Thatâs because hybrids have a lower center of gravity that produces a higher launch angle, ensuring that the ball flies higher and stays in the air…

Old Palm Golf Club helps Stop! Children's Cancer of Palm Beach County
February 13, 2012

More than 100 people recently visited Old Palm Golf Club to tour four of our most magnificent estates and enjoy a phenomenal afternoon tea at the Club. But there was more to their visit than just socializing. The exclusive House Tour and Tea event sponsored by STOP! Children's Cancer of Palm Beach County, an organization deeply committed to the prevention, control and cure of cancer in children was a fundraiser for the charity It was a win-win all around. The group had the opportunity to tour a collection of four extraordinary residences in our Grand Estates and Custom Estates neighborhoods and proceeds were donated to the charity to help stop childrenâs cancer The first home, known as the Platinum Palette, is a spectacular private estate that earned the American Society of Interior Designers 2010 Award of Excellence. Its transitional interiors were created by Lorraine Rogers Bolton of Rogers Design…

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Now open, our Junior Golf Academy is a big hit
February 06, 2012

Golf is a game you can play for life, and youâre never too young to start enjoying it. Thatâs what the kids at Old Palm Golf Club found out recently with the opening of this seasonâs Junior Golf Academy. It was a blast for everyone, as the kids learned the fundamentals of the game with a major emphasis on fun To keep the instruction entertaining and pressure free, the kids were grouped together according to age. During their one-hour session, they began to learn the varying aspects of the game, including the full swing, short game and putting. There was even time to introduce them to the basic rules of golf and course management As an added incentive, once the kids develop their skills, they can play in our Junior Club Championship and competitions with juniors in neighboring clubs. The Old Palm Junior Golf Academy runs every…

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Courchene’s new model homes at Old Palm are built with the customer in mind.
February 03, 2012

Only the premier builders in South Florida can be found in Old Palm Golf Club, so itâs only natural that Courchene Development Corporation is among them. Family-owned for more than five decades, Courchene has earned countless industry awards and a loyal following among homebuyers. The company philosophy is simple: listen to the customersâ desires and then build homes that thoroughly fulfill them Such is the case with the Royal Poinciana and Chesterfield, two magnificent model homes Courchene just finished building in the Golf Estates neighborhood in Old Palm. While these brand-new residences share many of the most desirable features, including high ceilings, beautiful woodwork and light-infused interiors, each estate has its own personality The Royal Poinciana features a fountain in the entry courtyard that sets a tone of serenity. Inside the 3,951-square-foot residence, there are four bedrooms, five full and one half baths, and a spacious Great Room that…

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Ladies enjoy face time with noted dermatologist
February 02, 2012

What are the latest trends in cosmetic skin care? A curious group of ladies at Old Palm found out recently during a luncheon with dermatologist Shawna Flanagan, M.D. Called âGirl Talk,â the informal gathering in the Old Palm Ladies Lounge was an enlightening experience because Dr. Flanagan discussed the most popular procedures she performs She spoke in detail about the different types of cosmetic fillers that effectively smooth wrinkles, stimulate the bodyâs natural collagen, and restore volume to the skin. While Botox is one of the most well-known injectables, the ladies learned that there are plenty of other options, some with results that last up to a year As a bonus, the ladies were entered in a raffle to win $1,000 off any treatment at Genesis Dermatology in Jupiter, where Dr. Flanagan practices. They also received 20% off salon and spa services at The Edmund James Salon at…


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