TIPS FROM THE PROS: Finding (and hitting) the
Contributed by Doug Weaver, Director of Golf Instruction, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
The majority of recreational golfers make ball contact left, right, above or below the sweet spot, leading to inconsistency in the position of the clubface at impact. The best way to achieve consistency is by practicing a consistent swing path so you can maximize length and accuracy. When you hit the sweet spot, you will notice an absence of sensation as you encounter zero resistance to your own energy.
Practice makes perfect:
You can practice sweet spot consistency by placing a white square of masking tape on the center of your 5-iron clubface. Take 10 swings and inspect the tape - ideally the marks would be on top of each other. Perform several 10-swing sets and notice where you are impacting the club. If the marks are below the sweet spot, your aren't striking the ball low enough. If they are consistently inside, you might be standing too close.
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
2012 RBC Heritage Week April 9 - 15, 2012
Join Palmetto Dunes in the excitement for the 44th Annual RBC Heritage PGA Tour Golf Tournament at Harbour Town Golf Links. In the past, Palmetto Dunes has sponsored Heritage events that included player appearances from favorites like Boo Weekley and Stewart Cink as well as trunk shows and club fittings. This year will be no different as we finalize our player appearances and events. Keep checking the Palmetto Dunes website for updated event information.
Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy is
offering a 10% discount on
2 and 3 Day Schools available now through May 31, 2012.
NEW Spring Schedule
Want to learn about 5 major power and distance moves or how to lower your score by 10%? Go here for the new Golf Academy schedule and call today to schedule your clinic or class with
some of the top instructors in the U.S. 866-627-4506.
ON THE COURSE: Reading the Grain
Contributed by Brad Marra, Director of Golf, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
Golf shots on any of the three, award-winning courses at Palmetto Dunes will feel different than in many parts of the country because our courses feature state-of-the-art Diamond Zoysia and a variety of Bermuda grasses. Being able to read the grain of the grass can have a strong influence on your putts, chips and pitches. Here's a brief lesson for accomplishing this art form the next time you tee up on any of our three courses:
"Grain" refers to the tendency of grass to grow in one or more directions relative to ball roll. Read the putt/chip as you approach the green from the lowest point.
Look for changes in the color of the grass; if it's shiny, you are looking down-grain and the putt/chip will be faster than normal with a further roll
If the grass is darker, you are looking up-grain and the ball will be slower. If you are putting/chipping across the grain line, the putts will break in the direction of the dark grass.
THE RIGHT STUFF: "Spring" for a New Driver
Contributed by Wes Martin, Merchandise Manager, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
TaylorMade R11S Driver:
TaylorMade has introduced their most advanced driver yet, the R11S Driver powered by a new 5-sided Adjustable Sole Plate, Flight Control Technology and Movable Weight Technology. The R11S is bigger, faster and more tunable for longer distance results.
With a catchy name and unbeatable price, the RocketBallz driver from TaylorMade has received rave reviews from pros like Sean O'Hair and Dustin Johnson who described their experience as nothing short of amazing. Key to the performance is the incorporation of TaylorMade's Flight Control Technology which is packaged in to an aerodynamic club head outfitted with a light-weight 50 gram shaft.
Learn more about our products at Palmetto Dunes Golf Pro Shops.
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