With 24 championship courses on the Island, plus 40 more in the surrounding area, Hilton Head is a golfer’s paradise.
So what are you waiting for? Take the next step in your golf game, whatever that is!
Develop a new skill: Learn to increase the distance of your long drives, find out what to do with your ears while chipping, work on your putt! Pro tip: In golf, less is more.
Investigate techniques that will up your game. Whether it’s digging into the science or using your imagination, there is always another layer to peel back and consider. Pro tip: The best golfers play shots through in their minds before stepping up to the tee.
State of the art facilities! The Robert Trent Jones Top Tracer Driving Range has no equal in South Carolina. Pro tip: This is the premier place on the Island to practice your swing and cool, shady spots abound!
Cancel your busy thoughts. Being deep into your game in the heart of a beautiful golf course is like wearing noise-cancelling headphones; the rest of the world just melts away. Pro tip: Many golfers admit to using golf as a sort of meditation, coming away feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Open all your senses to the beauty and simplicity of golf. Golf is a game that uses touch, smell, sight, sound and even taste. Pro tip: Some argue that golfers can even come to develop a sixth sense.
Victory is less about the number and more about playing to the best of your ability. One of the best ways to do this is to enlist a golf coach to help you work through the mechanics of your game. Pro tip: Lessons with a real golf pro are available right now!
Effortless power is possible, and it’s the name of the game. The most successful golfers know how to use their bodies to create optimal angles for the most efficient golf swing. Pro tip: It’s all about physics!
Recent studies have shown that the frequent, moderate intensity workout that golf provides can add five years to your lifespan! Pro tip: Relaxing and stretching between shots can do wonders for your health and your golf game.
North Carolina and South Carolina PGA Teacher of the Year, Doug Weaver is the Director of Instruction at the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy. He conducts “Where Does the Power Come From?”, a free interactive clinic and demonstration every Monday from 4-5 p.m. at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. Volunteer for a free lesson and some will win prizes! Call (843) 338-9598 or (800) 827-3006 or go to www.palmettodunes.com for more information.
By Doug Weaver, Director of Instruction, Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy