TIPS FROM THE PROS: Personality Management to Maximize Your Game!
Contributed by Doug Weaver, Director of Golf Instruction
Many golfers are like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The practice range player is very different from the warrior on the golf course. There are four styles of personalities when it comes to golfers. The Dominant Style is similar to Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Morgan Pressel. A Dominant player is aggressive with a sense of urgency, strong willed and a risk taker. The Conscientious Style is a Jonathan Byrd or Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus. All these players are careful, analytical and methodical. The other two styles are Inspiration and Steadiness. Where do you or your loved ones fit in?
Mental Golf Workshop is an excellent tool for you to understand yourself and how you act in competition, practice and casual play. When you utilize this tool you will be a more satisfied and more successful golfer. You will truly understand the spirit of the game of golf. If you decide to participate please use the access code palmetto.
Annual Celebrity Golf
In its 31st year, this tournament takes place on three of the Lowcountry’s finest golf courses, including the Robert Trent Jones Course at Palmetto Dunes. Don’t miss your chance to play in this classic, star-studded tournament during Labor Day Weekend!
The Golf Academy has added NEW classes that show their commitment to the holistic approach to developing your golf game. Check these out:
Mental Golf Workshop
Every Tuesday from 5:10-6 pm. Learn more.
Stretching & Strength Clinic
Rejuvenate your body and revive your golf game, every Wednesday from 9-10 am. Learn more.
Tennis to Golf Clinic
A new class that teaches you how to transfer your skills from tennis to golf and shows the similarities between a forehand and a golf swing. This class is every Thursday at 1:00 pm at the Jones course for $25. Learn more.
There is a new book that has positively influenced many golfers in the last year called "Golf's Sacred Journey: Seven Days at the Links of Utopia." This great read will entertain you and educate you to playing your best golf under pressure and show you how to enjoy golf more. Learn more.
ON THE COURSE: Features and Hidden Treasures
Contributed by Brad Marra, Director of Golf, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
If you haven't played our courses, or even if you have, there are some great features that make our three championship courses unique, historical and environmentally friendly. Our courses are already distinct in their design and beauty, but be sure to look out for these "extras" the next time you find yourself teeing off at Palmetto Dunes!
• Par 5 10th hole overlooking the ocean on the RTJ course
• State-of-the-art Diamond Zoysia grass on the Fazio course
• Fazio course - the only par 70 on the island
• Historic Leamington Lighthouse, over 100 years old, on the Hills course
• Bird rookery at the Fazio course along with Audubon certification at all three courses
• Courses undergo bi-annual aeration to keep them in tournament condition
THE RIGHT STUFF: Stepping Up Your Game with Nike
Contributed by Wes Martin, Merchandise Manager, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
All golf products are designed with the intent to improve your game, but the new Nike 20XI golf ball is a 4-year project finally at completion. This brand new technology incorporates a radical new core for longer distance and more controlled shots. With the highest initial velocity, highest slope and highest MOI of any golf ball on the market, this cutting edge and unrivaled ball is sure to offer more "fore"giveness on the course.
The Nike Functional Innovative Technology program began in 1991 with the goal of creating apparel that not only looked great, but performed as hard as the athletes wearing it. With Dri-Fit technology, Nike's apparel keeps you comfortable by wicking perspiration away from your skin to the outside of the garment for rapid evaporation. Dri-Fit UV adds a bonus layer of 30 UPF protection. Nike also has the Body Mapping line with strategically placed ventilation zones as well as the Sphere Dry which utilizes three-dimensional fabric construction. Look for great selections and the latest in Nike apparel at all of the Palmetto Dunes Pro Shops!
Learn more about our products at Palmetto Dunes Golf Pro Shops.
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