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Mark My Words
December 16, 2011

By Mark Hackett, Director of Instruction, Old Palm Golf Club Golfers often pull out a pitching wedge or sand wedge around the green, when putting may be a safer, higher percentage play. Thatâs especially true on the course at Old Palm Golf Club because the grass around the greens is usually tightly mown, making a chip or pitch even more difficult To putt from off the green, even as far away as 20-30 feet, try the following: ⢠Stand more upright, allowing the putter to swing more. Youâll need to strike the ball firmer than on the putting green and standing taller will help you make a longer stroke. ⢠Grip the putter approximately 50% firmer. The tighter grip will encourage a firmer stroke. ⢠Play the ball in the center of your stance. This encourages a downward strike on the ball that will help…

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Charitable event does the heart good
December 15, 2011

As the saying goes, âcharity begins at home.â So Old Palm Golf Club and Rogers Design Group recently co-sponsored a charitable event for the American Heart Association at two of the newest model homes in our Grand Estates neighborhood, the Castillo II and the Ashford Dozens of AHA donors attended the âHuddle for the Heartâ event to hear physicians from Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center discuss ways to keep the heart healthy. Their advice was enlightening and, of course, taken to heart, as cardiovascular disease is still the number one cause of death in America The setting at Old Palm was ideal, and everyone in attendance enthusiastically toured the model homes, which were both built by Hasey Construction. Lorraine Rogers Bolton of Rogers Design Group designed the wonderful transitional-style interiors in the Castillo II. The AHA is Lorraineâs favorite charity, so itâs fitting that the event…

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Golfers learn from the game’s best at Old Palm Golf Club
December 12, 2011
Practice makes perfect, especially if youâre a golfer practicing with some of the Top 100 Golf Teachers in America. More than 30 golfers were doing just that at the Golf Studio at Old Palm Golf Club during the weekend of December 4-6. Our own Director of Instruction, Mark Hackett, who is also one of those elite 100 instructors, led the much anticipated golf school event. It began casually Friday afternoon, as the participants were given fitness screenings to reveal their gamesâ weaknesses and strengths. Afterwards, they got acquainted and swapped golf stories at a cocktail party. On Saturday morning, the instruction began in earnest as the golfers were taught all sorts of easy-to-follow tips to improve every aspect of their games. Dr. Craig Farnsworth, the famed optometrist-turned-putting-guru, showed golfers his step-by-step prescription for building a reliable putting stroke. Mike Adams, creator of the LAWS of Golf philosophy, showed golfers…
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Our first grand opening was one exciting evening
December 10, 2011

It was the perfect night at Old Palm Golf Club. Not a cloud in the sky and two new stars were shining brightly in our Grand Estates neighborhood for the debut of the Castillo II and the Ashford model homes More than 250 of the top real estate professionals in the Palm Beaches were on hand Tuesday evening to preview these two new model homes, built by Hasey Construction. The comments were over the top as our realtor partners toured both exquisite estates, which are the first of several models that will open this season at Old Palm. And whatâs not to love The single-story, 5,665-square-foot Castillo II features a traditional, split floor plan with four bedrooms, five full baths, a den and a media room. The interiors by Rogers Design Group showcase the latest trends, creating a wonderfully timeless and serene ambiance. The Castillo II is priced at…

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Our first ladies luncheon nourishes a favorite charity
December 09, 2011

The first ladies holiday luncheon and boutique at Old Palm Golf Club, is sure to be the first of many, due to the enormous success. Nearly 130 ladies recently attended the elegant affair in our Mizner-inspired Clubhouse. Shopping, phenomenal food and charity were the attractions. The ladies had the opportunity to shop for luxury merchandise from more than a dozen prestigious designers—with a generous portion of the proceeds going to the American Heart Association. The merchandise included original, handmade jewelry from Cristiana Shields (Brooke’s sister). Jay Strongwater displayed collections of dazzling figurines, charms and home goods. And exotic leather handbags and accessories were available from Daniella Ortiz, a boutique in the heart of Palm Beach. By the end of the affair, more than $8,000 was donated to charity. It was a heartfelt gesture that’s sure to be continued at our next ladies luncheon.  


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