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Casino Night always an odds-on favorite
March 05, 2012

You can bet on it. Whenever Old Palm Golf Club holds a Casino Night, the Club will be filled with members and guests having a great time. That was the case recently when more than 60 Club members spent an exciting Saturday evening playing their favorite casino games. You could feel the anticipation in the air as the roulette wheels spun and the cards were dealt in games like blackjack. Everyone had so much fun it was hard to keep a poker face Of course, instead of winning money, everyone had the chance to win prizes—and they were spectacular. Some of the most popular ones included treatments at The Spa at Old Palm and golf lessons from Mark Hackett, our Director of Instruction, who just happens to have been honored by Golf Magazine as one of the Top 100 golf teachers in the country. As always, Casino Night was…

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Hasey Construction builds on their success at Old Palm Golf Club
March 02, 2012

Over the years, Hasey Construction and Old Palm Golf Club have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship that gets better all the time. With sales stronger than ever, Hasey continues to build and design extraordinary homes that appeal to buyers who want the best.â âItâs just a perfect fit,â explains Patrick Hasey, the companyâs Director of Sales and Marketing. âOld Palm stands alone as the premier private Club community, and weâre proud to be associated with such a class act. Thatâs why we were one of the first to build here.â Hasey recently opened two new model homes in the Grand Estates neighborhood in Old Palm. The single-story, 5,665-square-foot Castillo II features a traditional, split floor plan with four bedrooms, five full baths, two half baths and a comfortable clubroom furnished with a poker table and shuffleboard ready for play. The floor plan encourages entertaining,…

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Ladies Book Club enjoys another exciting page-turner
February 29, 2012

The latest selection for the Ladies Book Club was the best-selling book âHedyâs Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World.â While meeting recently over coffee and cookies in the Ladies Lounge in the Club, the group enjoyed a lively discussion about Lamarrâs incredible life story, which at times reads more like fiction than non-fiction Written by Richard Rhodes, the book tells how the Austrian-born Lamarr fled to America at the beginning of World War II to escape her Nazi arms dealer husband. Already an actress, Lamarr went on to become one of the most glamorous stars in Hollywood But whatâs really remarkable about her tale is that she had another highly usual talent. In 1942 Lamarr, who had a head for science, received a U.S. patent for co-inventing a radio-controlled âspread spectrumâ torpedo-guidance system to be…

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“On the Mark”
February 28, 2012

by Mark Hackett, Director of Instruction, Old Palm Golf Club  There are few absolutes in golf, but hitting the ball with a descending blow is one of them. The descending blow is fundamental to a properly struck ball off any type of turf or lie You may think itâs better to swing up on the ball to get it into the air, but you must do just the opposite. The design of the club head creates loft on the ball when you strike down on it, likely causing you to take a divot out of the ground Divots are good. As the saying goes, âyou hit the small ball and then the big ballâ â meaning the Earth. If youâre a picker of the ball instead of taking a divot, youâre robbing yourself of valuable distance, accuracy and the wonderful sensation of a properly struck golf…

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Old Palm members revved up for nearby Honda Classic
February 24, 2012
The Honda Classic is always a hot ticket, and this year itâs even hotter because many of the worldâs best golfers have committed to play. Old Palm resident and reigning Masters champion Charl Schwartzel will join the likes of Tiger Woods at the Honda Classic, so you can be sure that plenty of Old Palm Golf Club members will be there. The tournament is being held down the street at PGA National Resort & Spa and runs the week of February 27 through March 4 Many of the worldâs top players will be teeing it up, vying for their share of the $5.7-million purse. You can expect to see defending champion Rory Sabbatini, British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen, Ernie Els, Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood, Vijay Singh, Justin Leonard, Kenny Perry, Padraig Harrington and dozens of other top golfers. Many of them will also be playing in Pro-Ams…

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