Palmetto Dunes Golf Instructor Ranks in Top 100 Kids Golf Teachers in U.S.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, known for its focus on families, has racked up yet another family-friendly accolade. The U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Kids Teachers Awards named Doug Weaver, director of golf instruction at the resort, one of the top kids golf teachers in the country. Weaver was one of 50 instructors awarded an honorable mention in the awards, which honor professionals for their expertise and commitment to developing the game of golf in youth.
Weaver is a former PGA Tour Pro and U.S. Open record holder, who has played and practiced with Vijay Singh, Tom Watson, Payne Stewart and many others. He is a Golf Digest South Carolina Top-Ten Instructor. Weaver helps young athletes develop a love for the game and improve their golf skills through the Junior Programs at the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy.
“The principles of golf not only teach athletic skills, but are true lessons for life,” says Weaver. “I enjoy helping children build their golf, and life, skills and am so excited to have been recognized for doing a job that I love.”
The U.S. Kids Golf Foundation is the largest Junior Golf organization in the country, hosting more than 400 local, regional, national and international events annually. The 2011 Top 50 Kids Teachers and Top 50 Honorable Mentions were awarded at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando on January 27.
About Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
A 2,000+ acre resort stretching from three miles of prime Atlantic Ocean beach to Shelter Cove Harbour’s “sheltered” inlet adjoining the Intracoastal Waterway on Hilton Head Island, S.C., Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is consistently recognized among the world’s finest resorts. The resort features three world-class golf courses, an award-winning tennis center, plus an 11 mile inland salt-water lagoon system for kayaking and fishing. The resort also features a popular marina and Outfitters bike and adventure shop, along with one of the best beaches on the Eastern seaboard. Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, one of the finest ports of call on the East Coast, is the largest deep-water marina on Hilton Head Island. Shelter Cove features an impressive line-up of unique apparel and gift shops, restaurants and art galleries in a one-of a kind Mediterranean setting. In addition, Shelter Cove is home to a full variety of charters, nature cruises, dolphin tours, sport crabbing and fishing. Shelter Cove is located mid-island on the western side of Hwy. 278 at the entrance to Palmetto Dunes Resort. For information about activities or reservations, please call 866-567-6513 or visit www.palmettodunes.com online.
About Greenwood Communities and Resorts
A recognized leader in the design, management and operation of fine resorts and communities across the Southeast, Greenwood Communities and Resorts excels at creating gracious, contemporary living environments that enrich the lives of owners and guests. Based in Greenwood, S.C., Greenwood Communities and Resorts proudly celebrates 31 years of developing properties which offer truly unique lifestyle opportunities. Each Greenwood property has been strategically designed to maximize the area’s natural beauty while steadfastly incorporating the principles of intelligent, sustainable land planning. From the rural charm of The Reserve at Lake Keowee in upstate South Carolina to the luxury beachfront resort setting at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island, Greenwood’s properties are as unique as the residents who enjoy them. For more information, please call 843-785-1106 or visit www.greenwoodcr.com online.