GINN HAMMOCK BEACH RESORT UNVEILS OCEANFRONT GOLF ACADEMY

PALM COAST, FL – Ginn Hammock Beach Resort has created the Golf Academy at Ginn Hammock Beach Resort, an instructional golf school, that marries its oceanfront courses, instructional facilities and teaching professionals with personalized, individual attention to achieve a golf experience where golfers of all levels can improve their game and, at the same time, have fun.

The Golf Academy at Ginn Hammock Beach Resort, opened Dec. 1, 2007, will be available in two-day, three-day and five-day programs. A customized half-day short game program will also be offered for resort guests, as well as corporate groups. In addition to being able to offer the amenities of a world-class resort packaging with accommodations, breakfast daily, instruction and afternoon play, the Golf Academy at Ginn Hammock Beach Resort guarantees a 4:1 student-to-teacher ratio.

Two (2) Day “Hone Your Skills at Hammock Beach” Package

Tuesday from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. and Wednesday from 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

-- Features 12 hours of comprehensive instruction by a PGA Teaching Professional
-- One round of golf with the golf professional for on-course strategy
-- Video swing analysis using V1 Professional software
-- Select club-fitting session
-- Short game skills instruction covering putting, pitching, chipping and bunker play
-- Web-based lesson summary
-- Golf-specific stretching and exercises for one’s individual swing problem
-- Unlimited use of the practice facility and the course after school hours
-- Breakfast and lunch daily with the instructor
-- Complimentary beverages at the golf school and on-course hospitality and snacks during school
-- Gift amenity and student workbook

2 Day / 2 Night Package - $1,100 per person, based on double occupancy

Three (3) Day Comprehensive “Win with Ginn” Golf School

Friday from 12 p.m.–5 p.m. Saturday from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Sunday from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

-- Features 15 hours of comprehensive instruction by a PGA Teaching Professional
-- Video swing analysis utilizing V1 Professional software
-- Gift amenity and student workbook
-- Club fitting with Taylor Made Select fitting system
-- Short game skills instruction covering putting, Pitching, Chipping and bunker play
-- Web-based summary
-- Golf specific stretching and exercises for your individual swing problem
-- On-course strategy and mental approach
-- Unlimited use of the practice facility and the course after school hours
-- Breakfast and lunch with the instructor
-- Complimentary beverages at the golf school and on course hospitality and snacks during school hours

3 Day / 3 Night Package - $1,400 per person, based on double occupancy

The five-day “Golf University”

This program is for the serious golfer committed to enhanced improvement.

-- Features 27 hours of comprehensive instruction by a PGA teaching professional Video swing analysis utilizing V1 Professional software
-- Club fitting with Taylor Made Select fitting system
-- Short game skills instruction covering bunker play
-- Unlimited use of the practice facility and the course after school hours putting, pitching, chipping and on-course strategy and mental approach
-- Breakfast and lunch with the instructor
-- Complimentary beverages at the golf school and on-course hospitality and snacks during school hours
-- Web-based lesson summary
-- Gift amenity and student workbook

This program is a combination of the 2- and 3- day programs, plus an extra day added for practice and play.

6 Day / 6 Night Package - $2,660 per person, based on double occupancy

The half-day program:

Wednesdays at 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

-- Four hours of comprehensive instruction by a PGA Teaching Professional
-- Video swing analysis utilizing V1 Professional software
-- Gift amenity and student workbook
-- Web-based lesson summary
-- Breakfast with the instructor
-- Complimentary beverages at the golf school

For additional pricing information and reservations at the Golf Academy at Ginn Hammock Beach Resort, call (888) 246-5500 or visit www.ginnhammmockbeach.com.

“We offer a comprehensive, personalized program,” said Brad Hauer, director of golf for Ginn Hammock Beach. “Our instructors play with the student during their programs, which, in turn, translates into improved play. If a golfer leaves our program having improved his/her game we will be satisfied, but the real goal combines improvement with having had a blast! The golfer’s experience matters greatly.”

Additionally, students will practice on two Signature golf courses, created by golf greats turned prominent course designers Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson.

“The golf courses are memorable, but just as importantly our practice and teaching facilities are world-class”, stated Hauer.

The Ocean Course:
The only true oceanfront course to open in Florida in more than 70 years, the Ocean Course –host of the PGA Tour’s Ginn Championship at Hammock Beach – opened in 2000 and quickly earned accolades from pros and amateurs alike. The Ocean Course, a Jack Nicklaus Signature design, is a beautiful, challenging 18-hole course with six holes with views of the ocean, including a magnificent 468-yard par-4 finishing hole.

The Conservatory Course:
This Tom Watson Signature course is highlighted by waterfalls, babbling brooks and veneered field stone work. The course offers dramatic undulating greens not commonly found on Florida courses. The signature hole is No. 8, a picturesque island green. Featuring a tee box at an elevation of approximately 100 feet, the 18th hole offers a breathtaking, panoramic view of almost the entire course. This course will play host to the PGA TOUR event, the Ginn sur Mer Classic Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2008.

Instructors:
Brad Hauer is the director of golf at Ginn Hammock Beach Resort. Hauer has more than 20 years of teaching experience. Brad was the 2004 North Florida PGA Player of the Year and has competed in several PGA Tour and Nationwide Tour events. He has been a guest instructor on GOLF CHANNEL’S Golf Academy Live show multiple times.

Magnus Karlsson is the director of instruction at the Golf Academy at Ginn Hammock Beach. Karlsson has taught at the David Leadbetter Academy at both the Vienna, Austria and Bradenton, Fla. locations. Karlsson Instructed PGA TOUR professionals Mike Sposa and Greg Kraft and served as private golf coach to tennis great Ivan Lendl. He has diverse experience instructing juniors, adults, amateurs and professionals.

 

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