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Summer Issue- July 2010

Tips from the Pros: What’s Blowing on the Breeze?
On the Course: Leamington Lighthouse History
The Right Stuff: Cool Off With Coolwell Golf Carts

Doug Weaver, Director of Golf Instruction
What’s Blowing on the Breeze?
Constributed by Doug Weaver, Director of Golf Instruction

We’ve all snatched up a few blades of grass and tossed them in the air. The question is, now that we know which way the breeze blows, do we know what to do about it? In most cases, the answer is no. Most players swing harder in an attempt to counter the wind. But trying to hit the stuffing out of the ball is a counterproductive strategy. Here’s why: The harder the swing, the more spin on the ball, which is only exaggerated by the wind. So by swinging harder, you’re not neutralizing the wind, you’re playing into its hands. Better to swing according to the old axiom, “Nice and easy when it’s breezy,” than trying to hit the ball through the wind!

Palmetto Dunes offers Full Swing Clinics for golfers on the Robert Trent Jones Course every Tuesday or Friday morning..
Up to 15% Off!
Did you know that Palmetto Dunes offers discounts for tee times reserved online?

Book online 8 days out or more and receive 15% off the Resort Guest Golf Rate. Book online within 7 days and receive 8% off the Resort Guest Golf Rate.
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Robert Trent Jone Pro Shop
Call the Robert Trent Jones Pro Shop today to find out more! 843-785-1136

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Golf Tips
Want more golf tips from Doug Weaver, our director of instruction? There is plenty to read and learn about on our new page, updated regularly. Go here to check it out.

Golf at Palmetto Dunes
Leamington Lighthouse History
Contributed by Clark Sinclair, Head Professional, Arthur Hills Golf Course

The Hilton Head Rear Range Lighthouse at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort -- also known as the Leamington Lighthouse -- serves as a familiar sight overlooking the Arthur Hills Golf Course. This historic lighthouse, which is featured on the National Register of Historic Places and part of the Inventory of Historic Light Stations, occupies a unique place in Hilton Head Island history. One of only a handful of surviving lighthouses in South Carolina, the Hilton Head Rear Range Lighthouse is the only historic lighthouse on Hilton Head Island. This distinctive structure was built between 1879 and 1880 as part of a larger system of navigation lights guiding ships into Port Royal Sound. Today, the lighthouse serves as a welcome beacon to golfers playing the Arthur Hills Course at Palmetto Dunes.

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Smooth Driver
Cool Off With Air-Conditioned Coolwell Golf Carts
Contributed by Brad Marra, Director of Golf, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

When the temperature heats up this summer, keep your cool with a Coolwell Air-Conditioned Golf Cart, available on all three courses at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. Enjoy air-conditioned comfort with the Coolwell G2 Climate Control System, which enables players to enjoy a round of golf while shielding them from the heat and humidity associated with the Lowcountry summer. In addition, Palmetto Dunes has the distinction of being the only resort in the region to offer Segways, which have become an increasingly popular alternative to traditional golf carts for transportation on the green. The Segway X2 offers an all-terrain option to get players around on the Jones, Fazio and Hills course in style.

Learn more about Coolwells and Segways at Palmetto Dunes!

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