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Schwartzel wins the Nanshan China Masters
October 23, 2013
Old Palm resident and 2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel captured the Nanshan China Masters on Sunday, shooting a clutch four-under-par 68 in the final round. Starting the day six strokes back, Schwartzel caught fire on the back nine to edge fellow Old Palm member Darren Clarke and defending champion Liang Wenchong by one shot âItâs always satisfying to win,â said Schwartzel. âIâve played a lot of golf tournaments and done a lot of traveling in the past few months and it felt like Iâve been playing really good golf with no results, so itâs nice to have something finally go your way.â Although Schwartzel claimed he hadnât struck the ball well all week, his game came together when it counted the most. As inspiration, he drew on memories of his come-from-behind victory in the 2011 Masters, when he started the day four back.…
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Golf Channel films Lee Westwood episode at Old Palm
October 21, 2013

The Golf Channel came to Old Palm recently to shoot an episode of âPlaying Lessons with the Prosâ with Lee Westwood, who now lives full time in the Custom Estates neighborhood. Hosted by Holly Sonders, the episode will air this spring A sneak preview was broadcast on the Golf Channelâs âMorning Drive,â during which Sonders related the benefits of Westwoodâs move from England to Old Palm. He loves the weather, is far less jet-lagged when he plays on the PGA Tour, and his short game has improved dramatically because he has time to practice at Old Palmâs spectacular Golf Studio During the episode, Westwood demonstrated one of the more difficult shots in golfâhitting a somewhat lengthy shot from a greenside bunker. With a 60-degree lob wedge in hand, Westwood explained, âI open the clubface, take a nice wide stance and dig in [with…

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Hackett voted one of Florida’s best
October 16, 2013

Mark Hackett, Director of Instruction at Old Palm Golf Club, just added one more accolade to his long list of professional distinctions. He was recently voted one of Floridaâs best golf teachers by a distinguished panel of 1,200 of Americaâs leading golf instructors Being recognized by his peers is particularly rewarding for Hackett because the panel fully understands what it takes to be a phenomenal teacher. The results of the vote are listed in the November 2013 issue of âGolf Digest,â which is now available on line and in print Members of Old Palm that have taken lessons from Hackett know firsthand how helpful his instruction can be. Hackett has a knack for explaining even the complexities of the swing in easy-to-grasp terms and then showing members how they can quickly adjust their games for maximum results. Several of Hackettâs instructional videos are on Old…

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Greg Norman shoots Macy's ad at Old Palm
October 12, 2013

When Macy’s wants to do a photo shoot for their Greg Norman golf attire line where do they go? Where else but Old Palm Golf Club. The picturesque golf course views offer a spectacular backdrop to Australian pro golfer, Greg Norman who was at Old Palm yesterday. Mr. Norman was shooting his latest ad campaign for Macy’s. The scenic preserves coupled with spectacular greens make Old Palm the perfect setting for a photo shoot. Greg Norman for Tasso Elba is an exclusive brand of Macy’s and can be purchased in stores or online.

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Old Palm uses Trackman for precision-fit clubs
August 30, 2013

Golfers need every advantage they can get to lower their scores, and a properly fit set of clubs is a great starting point. That’s where Old Palm’s TrackMan golf radar system excels. It’s just one of many advanced technologies in our Golf Studio that helps our members play their best Using manufacturer demo products and TrackMan, we can fit our membersâ golf clubs to a tee. The technology allows them to watch the trajectories of their shots in 3D, so elements such as the clubface, loft and lie can be fine-tuned accordingly The technology also accurately tracks and analyzes the golf clubâs plane and attack angle, providing easy-to-understand quantitative results about the ballâs trajectory, height, hang time, spin and how far it carried in the air. Plus, seeing the flight of golf shots in color just looks cool. You may have seen the…

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