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Winter Issue- January 2012

Tips from the Pros: Great Shots from the Toughest Lies!
On the Course:
5 Reasons to Play Golf at Palmetto Dunes
The Right Stuff:
Titleist for the New Year!

TIPS FROM THE PROS:
Doug Weaver, Director of Golf Instruction
Great Shots from the Three Toughest Lies!
Contributed by Doug Weaver, Director of Golf Instruction, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

Uphill Lies:
Adjust your stance so you are aligned to the right of your target since balls will hook on uphill lies due to sidespin. Make all of your adjustments prior to swinging and be sure to choke further down on the club with your balance centered over your thighs and the ball.

Downhill Lies:
Align yourself to the left of your target since downhill lies cause the ball to fade. Your weight is likely to fall towards your toes so be sure to center your balance, focusing on your lower-body. It is also more effective to take on more club to compensate for likely lost distance.

Sidehill Lies:
When standing sidehill with the front or back foot higher than the other, you need to compensate for altered loft. Changes in loft can reduce shot distances by up to three clubs in some circumstances, so be sure to take an extra club or two.

Our Instructional programs will provide opportunities for you to experience the proper golf swing for you and your equipment. Private Lessons, 3 Hour classes and 50 minute clinics all include supervised instruction with patient and gracious instructors.


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Upcoming Tournaments:
LOCAL TOURNAMENTS

Martin Luther King Golf Tournament

January 21, 2012
Join Palmetto Dunes in celebrating Martin Luther King day in our 4th annual tournament. Entry deadline is January 18, 2012. Go here for entry form and info.


8th Annual Palmetto Dunes Food & Beverage Appreciation Golf Tournament
February 16, 2012
Just get three or more of your co-workers or friends together and sign up for this fun filled day! Remember, at least one player per team should work in food and beverage. Entry deadline is February 10, 2012. Go here for entry form and info.

Golf Academy & Lessons:
10% Discount!
Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy is offering a 10% discount on 2 and 3 Day Schools available now through February 29, 2012.

Call 866-627-4506 or email dweaver@PalmettoDunes.com for more info. Come learn the newest techniques in golf!

FOR CANADIANS!
Canadians headed south for the winter months may enjoy the instruction of Canadian-born, French-speaking golf pro Michel Dion at Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy. Born in Granby, Quebec, Dion was a goalie in the NHL who later pursued his love of golf. He studied under David Leadbetter and caddied for head pro Doug Weaver in several professional events, including the 1993 U.S. Open.


 

 

ON THE COURSE:

5 Reasons to Play Golf at Palmetto Dunes
Contributed by Brad Marra, Director of Golf, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

Palmetto Dunes is home to three beautiful championship courses that are ranked among the best in the U.S. There are many reasons why visitors come from all over the world to play our courses, but here are our top 5:

  • All three courses are ranked 4 stars or better by Golf Digest
  • Famed Robert Trent Jones Course has one of only two oceanfront holes on Hilton Head Island
  • The George Fazio Course is considered to be the most challenging course on Hilton Head Island
  • The Arthur Hills Course is a shot maker’s favorite and has one of the island’s most distinctive layouts
  • The Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy offers some of the best instruction in the nation, with two of our Pro’s ranked in the top ten for South Carolina

    emptyReserve your next tee-time on any of our three championship courses now or call 866-627-4506.
THE RIGHT STUFF:

Titleist for the New Year!
Contributed by Wes Martin, Merchandise Manager, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

New Moderate Swing Products:
Golfers come with all types of swings, but if you find yourself in the ‘moderate swing’ category, Titleist has a new line of products just for you! The loft and shaft configurations are uniquely designed to give you maximum distance, playable trajectory and proper yardage gaps between clubs. Enjoy increased speed and playability without loss of control with high-performance drivers, fairways, irons and wedges.

Vokey Wedges Are Here:
The new SM4 Vokey wedges from Titleist feature 5 new tour-validated shapes and sole grinds with enhanced Spin Milled face technology for maximum spin and greater shot control. Bob Vokey’s experience working with the best players in the world has led to more choices in loft and bounce with this fourth-generation design.


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