Old Palm News

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Are you game for a little Mahjongg?
December 28, 2011

The ancient game of Mahjongg is experiencing a rebirth, especially at Old Palm Golf Club. Every Monday and Wednesday, a group meets in the Ladies Lounge to play the popular rummy-like game that uses tiles instead of cards. The competition is fierce but friendly, and anyone who’s interested is welcome to join the fun. Mahjongg, or “Maajh,” as it is often called, originated in China supposedly around the time of Confucius in 500 B.C. When it was finally introduced into the United States in the 1920s, Mahjongg became an instant sensation. It’s still incredibly popular, and whether you win or lose, it’s always a great way to pass the time with friends. So drop by the Ladies Lounge and try your hand at Mahjongg.

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Good times on tap for pub nights
December 27, 2011

Every Wednesday from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, the members of Old Palm pour into the Club lounge for Pub Night. It’s a fun-loving, casual get-together where friends can catch up over drinks and just be themselves. It’s the one night of the week where denim is permitted in the Club and as always informality rules The TVs are on, the conversations are lively, and the hors d’oeuvres run the gamut from seared tuna to freshly grilled sliders. Just outside, a golf tee mat is usually set up so members can fire shots at the 19th hole green, trying to win the closest-to-the-pin contest But the good times arenât just limited to adults. Once a month, we also hold a Kids Pub Night on the lawn next to the lounge. The activities change all the time. Recently, the kids were outside bungee jumping while their…

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Mark My Words
December 23, 2011

By Mark Hackett, Director of Instruction, Old Palm Golf Club Has anyone ever told you to hold the golf club only as tight as if you were holding a bird in your hand? Itâs true! The muscles in your wrists, arms and shoulders are greatly influenced by how tightly you hold the club, and loose muscles are better than tight muscles Proper grip pressure helps produce a free-flowing, smooth swing and maintain control of the club during the swing. Tight grip pressure often results in a lack of club head speed and a slice. A good way to check your grip pressure is to hold the grip end pointing toward the ground, just like in the picture. Hold the club just tight enough so that it doesnât slip through your fingers. It might seem unbelievable, but thatâs all the pressure you need. And youâll want to…

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Old Palm’s New Homes and Models
December 21, 2011

Homebuilding is in high gear at Old Palm Golf Club. In just the past few months, several families have moved into their new homes, model homes have opened, and others are under construction. Remarkably, Old Palm is one of the only private Club communities in the Palm Beaches with new homes and six, new furnished models Each of the three neighborhoods in Old Palm has its own personality and style of homes, so buyers have plenty 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 The Grand Estates neighborhood is known for its Mediterranean architecture. At 4,800 to 7,000 square feet, the homes are larger as are their generous half-acre lots. To maintain privacy, each Grand Estates home…

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Ken’s Korner: Let’s get to the “core” of the matter
December 20, 2011

By Ken Macdonald, Fitness Center instructor at Old Palm Golf Club There are plenty of misconceptions out there about how best to work on the core muscles. Most people mistakenly think building strong core muscles will reduce the size of their mid-section, but thatâs not the role of the core muscles The real purpose of the core muscles âthe deep, intrinsic muscles between the hips and shoulders â is to stabilize the spine and prevent extraneous movement. The stronger, the better, because weak core muscles can lead to muscle pulls, back pain and shoulder pain. Here are the three most common myths I hear about working on the core muscles. 1. âIf I do more crunches, I will lose my belly fat.â You canât spot reduce (lose fat) in any area of the body by solely focusing on it in your workout. Sure, resistance training can…

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