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Net Jets holds tournament at Old Palm
January 20, 2014

Net Jets, the company that invented fractional aircraft ownership, recently reserved the Old Palm Golf Course for a private tournament. The event came off with flying colors, starting with an exhibition by some of the biggest names on the PGA and European Tours Bud Taylor, Old Palm Director of Golf, emceed the exhibition as the 90 or so players in attendance looked on. Old Palm resident and member Lee Westwood demonstrated the keys to precise ball striking. 2013 PGA Champion Jason Dufner talked about how he stayed focused on the back nine to win his first major. Dustin Johnson, who captured this yearâs WGC-HSBC Champions tournament, offered tips on how to hit a long high drive. The ever-consistent Jeff Overton elaborated on his playing strategies Armed with all that invaluable knowledge, the players then teed off on Old Palmâs spectacular Raymond Floyd-designed golf course for a highly enjoyable…

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Juniors learn golf is fun and challenging
January 16, 2014

During the winter break from school, many of the junior golfers at Old Palm Golf Club participated in a golf camp over three days. The instructors kept the lessons fun while teaching the essentials of the game. Beginners and more advanced players came to the camp, which followed the teaching methods of the PGA Sports Academy. The academy keeps young golfers engaged by developing their skills in five areas:

  • Fitness and nutrition
  • Golf skills
  • Sportsmanship, rules and etiquette
  • Golf and “hybrid golf” experiences
  • Golf and physical assessments
Juniors also had the chance to play competitively in Old Palmâs recent Adult/Child Golf Tournament and Skills Challenge. Children (17 years of age and younger) could pair with any family member (18 years of age and older) and play a tournament of 3, 9 or 18 holes. The format was either a scramble or modified Chapman alternate shot. Later, in the…
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Members invited to tour new models in Grand Estates
January 15, 2014

An exclusive event for Old Palm residents and members will be held in the two newest model homes in the Grand Estates on January 21. Over cocktails and hors dâoeuvres, guests will have the opportunity to leisurely tour the Castillo II and the Ashford, which feature the newest trends in home design Built by Hasey Construction, the single-story, 5,665-air conditioned square-foot Castillo II features a traditional, split floor plan with four bedrooms, five full baths, two half baths and a comfortable game room furnished with a poker table and shuffleboard ready for play. The floor plan encourages entertaining, especially in the heart of the home where the kitchen opens onto the family room. Lorraine Rogers-Bolton of Rogers Design Group designed the interiors for the Castillo II model, which is priced at $3,295,000 fully furnished In the same cul-de-sac, Hasey is also offering a new Ashford, a split floor plan…

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Palm Cup is an Old Palm major tournament
January 07, 2014

The Professional Golf Tours have their majors and so does Old Palm Golf Club. One of the most highly anticipated major tournaments is the Palm Cup, an annual member-member for ladies and gentlemen âWe hold 17 tournaments a year and the Palm Cup is among the most important,â says Bud Taylor, Director of Golf. âHaving an exceptionally robust tournament program enhances the Old Palm lifestyle and offers members numerous opportunities to mingle, build camaraderie and have fun.â The tournament was recently held over two days on Old Palmâs spectacular Raymond Floyd-designed golf course, and everyone in attendance had a terrific time. One of the Palm Cupâs most distinguishing characteristics is that the golfers play a different format each nine holes. The formats are scramble, alternate shot, aggregate score and better ball. Dozens of members participated and enjoyed the snacks on the course while playing, a lunch…

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Old Palm makes golf fun for juniors
December 23, 2013

To keep juniors interested in golf, it has to be entertaining. To that end, Old Palm is offering several fun ways for juniors to enjoy the game when they’re out of school over the holidays On December 26, Old Palm will hold the annual Adult/Child Fishing Derby, followed by nine or 18 holes of golf. Juniors can try their luck fishing in the lakes bordering the practice holes in the Golf Studio, and then head out to Old Palmâs spectacular Raymond Floyd-designed golf course to play. Over the years, the event has been well attended because the fun of fishing carries over into an enjoyable afternoon of golf December 26 also marks the beginning of Old Palmâs three-day golf camp for juniors. To keep the instruction entertaining and pressure free, the kids will be grouped according to age. Itâs sure to be a blast, as the…

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