Old Palm News

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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…

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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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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