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Mark My Words
January 09, 2012

Chipping is simply an extension of the putting stroke, and the rhythm, balance and pace of the motion you develop in a chip shot will carry over into the full shots. Itâs essential for golfers to be skilled chippers because so many shots each round are around the green. You donât need great strength to negotiate the chip shot, you just need to master some basic movements and then practice The basics of the chip shot are ⢠Less air time, more ground time ⢠Trajectory is low and running ⢠One lever stroke that takes the wrist out of the stroke, allowing your arms to swing freely from your shoulders ⢠Always land the ball on the putting surface for the truest roll Hereâs the technique for a successful chip shot: ⢠Choose the club that will allow you to carry…

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Old Palm’s roots go back to billionaire John D. MacArthur
January 06, 2012

Like much of Palm Beach County, the land thatâs now Old Palm Golf Club was once owned by the late insurance magnate and philanthropist John D. MacArthur. At the time of his death in January 1978, MacArthur was one of the three wealthiest men in America. His wife, Catherine, kept the company books and was intimately involved in her husbandâs businesses Together, they founded the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, an institution dedicated to âbuilding a more just, verdant and peaceful world.â The foundation eventually sold thousands of acres to developers in Palm Beach Gardens and to the city itself. Old Palm rests on the last large parcel of land, which had always been kept in a pristine state, as MacArthur was passionate about preserving the natural beauty of Florida He surely would have loved Old Palm Golf Club, which has earned the Audubon Societyâ…

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Miami City Ballet feted by Old Palm Friends
January 06, 2012

Published in TCPalm.com by Deirdre Sykes Shapiro PALM BEACH GARDENS â In support of Miami City Balletâs 26th anniversary Palm Beach County season balletomanes and art enthusiasts recently gathered at the Old Palm Country Club Organized by steadfast and loyal MCB supporters Joel and Nancy Hart, more than 50 guests were warmly greeted by MCB's leadership and stunning principal dancers Jennifer Kronenberg, Carlos Guerra, Yann Trividic and Patricia Delgado while enjoying passed cocktails and hors d'ouevres. The evening's gracious hosts Joel and Nancy Hart welcomed friends and lauded the stunning stars of Miami City Ballet's internationally acclaimed dance troupe and their eagerly anticipated season of programming planned for the Palm Beaches. MCB Palm Beach liaison Philip Neal elaborated on the ballet's exciting plans for the Company's 2011/2012 season of programming orchestrated for the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Neal and newly appointed MCB executive director Nicholas Goldsborough expressed…

New homes and new models keep Old Palm Golf Club fresh and alluring
January 06, 2012

The Palm Beach Post- January 6, 2012-Old Palm Golf Club is always abuzz with activity, especially during the season. Visitors that havenât seen Old Palm in a while are often surprised by how much it has changed since their last visit. In the past several months alone, new families have moved in, new model homes have opened, and others are under construction. Remarkably, Old Palm is the only private Club community in the Palm Beaches featuring new homes and six, new models The beauty of Old Palm is its three distinct neighborhoods, each with its own personality and style of homes, so buyers have an abundance of choices perfectly situated to their lifestyles. The Palm Beach-inspired homes in the Golf Estates neighborhood range from 3,400 to 5,000 square feet and are beautifully situated on quarter-acre lots overlooking private water features, preserves or the Raymond Floyd-designed golf course. Mediterranean architecture…

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Mark My Words
December 30, 2011

By Mark Hackett, Director of Instruction, Old Palm Golf Club Did you know that the height you tee up the ball affects how far you drive it?  It’s true. Research using larger-headed drivers (460 cc) shows that balls fly farther when struck slightly above the center of the clubface. That’s because the ball leaves the clubface at a higher launch angle with less spin, which maximizes distance. When balls are struck below the center, the clubface de-lofts, increasing backspin and producing shorter drives. So try teeing up your ball with half of it above the top of the clubface when the club is soled on the ground. You may need to experiment from this position, remembering the goal is to hit high line drives with your driver.  

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