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Golf & Bridge on the Golden Isles

Program Number: 19895RJ
Start and End Dates:
5/5/2013 - 5/10/2013; 11/16/2014 - 11/21/2014;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Jekyll Island, Georgia
Price starting at: $829.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Golf
Meals: 13; 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Become a better player and elevate your enjoyment of the game ó both in golf and bridge! On the historic golf haven of Jekyll Island, learn from top teaching pros and play on Georgiaís largest public golf resort. Learn to fine-tune your grip, proper alignment, improve your short game and more. After a day on the course, pull up to the bridge table and sharpen your skills in the most challenging aspects of the game.




Highlights

ē On three afternoons, play 18 of Jekyll Islandís 63 holes of golf.
ē Improve existing bridge skills and learn brand-new ones in nightly clinics and play while being supervised by your coach.
ē On a free afternoon, explore Georgiaís Golden Isles any way you like, be it on renowned St. Simonís Island, in neighboring Brunswick or along Jekyll Islandís 25 miles of bike paths.



Activity Particulars

Standing and swinging clubs for two hours. Carts provided during afternoon play.




Date Specific Information

5-5-2013

This program date is for INTERMEDIATE players ready to master the basics, expand their bidding techniques and declarer play. Instruction includes hand evaluation, competitive bidding, opening leads AND SIGNALS, defensive bidding, and developing strategy and analysis of the deal to improve both offensive and defensive play.



11-16-2014

This program date stays at the elegant and historic Jekyll Island Club Hotel and is for ADVANCING level players to upgrade your games by adding conventions and logic to your partnership understanding. Familiarity with open bids and responses, overcalls and advances, take-out double, forcing bids, leads and signals required. Set hands and trial duplicate sessions.



Coordinated by Georgia College and State University.




Jekyll Island

One of Georgiaís southernmost barrier islands, Jekyll Island has a storied past. At the turn of the century, it hosted an exclusive club that attracted the likes of the Astors, Rockefellers and Vanderbilts. Much of that world is preserved in a historic district near the riverfront. Today, the island is popular for golfing, fishing and kayaking.



Accommodations
Hotel varies by date. Please see date notes for specific details.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Rob Ellis

Robert Ellis is a PGA Professional in Jekyll Island, Ga. He is the director of golf for Jekyll Island's four courses: Pine Lakes, Indian Mound, Oleander and Great Dunes. Rob has completed the Professional Golfers' Association of America training program. The PGA of America comprises 27,000 men and women professionals with one singular goal in mind - to make the game of golf more enjoyable for you.
 
Spencer Brookman

Spencer Brookman went to James Madison University, where he played on the club golf team. He nterned at Jekyll Island Golf Club during his senior year of college, and graduated with a degree in sports and recreation management. After graduation, he worked at Fredericksburg Country Club before returning to Jekyll Island in the spring of 2011. He is currently a level 1 apprentice with the PGA, working towards earning his Class A membership.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Hampton Inn & Suites
  Jekyll Island, GA 5 nights
 Hampton Inn & Suites
Type: Hotel
  Description: Jekyll Island sometimes referred to as "the best kept secret" in the Southeast, offers its own unique and unspoiled natural beauty in a barrier island setting.
  Contact info: 200 South Beachview Dr.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 912-635-3733
web: www.jekyllislandhamptoninn.com
  Room amenities: Featuring cloud nine - the Hampton Inn experience in all guest rooms. Mini fridge with microwave and coffee maker in all rooms. All rooms have 32" flat screen TVs. Outdoor pool and patio. Free US Today in hotel lobby.
  Facility amenities: The brand new Hampton Inn & Suites Jekyll Island is situated beachside with a short stroll to the ocean via a boardwalk The unspoiled beaches line the perimeter of the tiny island paradise. Fitness room, whirlpool and bike rentals available.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Approximately $159.00 Reservations need to be made by contacting the hotel directly.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Approximately $159.00 Reservations need to be made by contacting the hotel directly.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
4:00 PM at hotel. You will be staying at Hampton Inn & Suites that night.
  End of Program:
11:00 AM at hotel. You will be staying at Hampton Inn & Suites the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. You will be sent a Road Scholar Health and Safety form prior to the program start date. This form is required and must be completed and returned to the address shown on the document prior to your attendance in the program.
  Parking availability:
Participants must pay a $6.00 automobile parking fee when they enter Jekyll Island State Park.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Jekyll Island, GA
  Nearest city or town:  Brunswick, GA
  Nearest highway: U.S. Highway 17or Interstate 95
  Nearest airport:  Brunswick Golden Isles Airport
  From End of Program
  Location: Jekyll Island, GA
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Jekyll Island/Jacksonville, FL

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
A2B Transport
phone: 912-223-3271
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approximately $90.00 for two people, $20.00 for each additional person.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1 1/2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

70 miles

   

Prices are approximate; please call in advance to verify and reserve seats. Alternate means of transportation available include: Advantage Limo 912-399-5833; Island Transport 912-634-0113 and MAX Transport 912-634-7749.

 

Jekyll Island/Brunswick, GA

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Island Premier
phone: 912-266-7450
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Island Cab $35.00 for one and $5.00 each additional person one way.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

30 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

15 miles

   

Prices are approximate; please call in advance to verify and reserve seats. Alternate means of transportation available include: Advantage Limo 912-399-5833; Island Transport 912-634-0113; MAX Transport 912-634-7749 and A2B Transport (Commercial Van/Shuttle), 912-223-3271.

 

Jekyll Island/Brunswick, GA

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Island Premier
phone: 912-266-7450
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Island Premier $35.00 for one and $5.00 each additional person one way.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

30 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

15 miles

   

Prices are approximate; please call in advance to verify and reserve seats. Alternate means of transportation available include: Advantage Limo 912-399-5833; Island Transport 912-634-0113; MAX Transport 912-634-7749 and A2B Transport (Commercial Van/Shuttle), 912-223-3271.

 
Driving Directions
  From Exit 29 on I-95 To reach the Hampton Inn & Suites Jekyll Island, when traveling on I-95, take Exit 29 onto Highway 17/82 North for 6 miles to the Jekyll Island Causeway (State Road 520). Proceed on the Causeway East 6 miles to the Jekyll Island collection station ($6 park entry fee). Continue on the Causeway to the Loop. Take a right on to Beachview Drive. Go down Beachview Drive and travel approximately 1 mile to hotel on left.
Elevation Note: Elevation is just above sea level.

Equipment Requirements: Golf clubs, golf balls, golf tees and any comfort items such as hats, bug spray, sunscreen, etc. you consider necessary.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Orientation/Golf Orientation
(Sunday, May 5)
   
 Afternoon: Arrive at hotel for registration, room assignment, supper and program orientation.
 Dinner: Dinner at 6:00 p.m. will be served at the historic Jekyll Island Club.
 Evening: Orientation of program week and overview of golf and bridge.
   
Accommodations: Hampton Inn & Suites
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Golf Instruction/18 Holes of Golf/Intermediate Bridge
(Monday, May 6)
   
 Breakfast: Choose from a variety of delicious breakfast items at the Hampton Innís Hot Breakfast Bar, including: freshly made waffles, hearty oatmeal with toppings, and enjoy all the juice or coffee you can drink. Muffins, Danish, bagels, yogurt and fresh fruit are always available. Seasonal items may vary from day to day.
 Morning: Depart for Jekyll Island Golf facility. Instruction begins around 9:00 a.m. Short game will be the emphasis of the clinic. Group instruction includes putting, chipping and full swing, etc.
 Lunch: Lunch at the golf course grill.
 Afternoon: Jekyll Island has been a golf destination since 1898, when Jekyll Island Club members added the first course on the island. Today, Jekyll Island boasts 63 holes of golf on three 18-hole courses and one 9-hole course. The 18 hole courses are Pine Lakes (renovated in 2002), Indian Mound (named after the oyster shell middens left by native peoples), or the popular Oleander (on the grounds of the 34th oldest course in the US. The group will play 18 holes of golf.
 Dinner: Enjoy a plated dinner served at the hotel.
 Evening: Responses to NT opening bids: Stayman & Transfers Responses to suit opening bids
   
Accommodations: Hampton Inn & Suites
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Golf instruction/18 Holes of Golf/Intermediate Bridge
(Tuesday, May 7)
   
 Breakfast: Choose from a variety of delicious breakfast items at the Hampton Innís Hot Breakfast Bar, including: freshly made waffles, hearty oatmeal with toppings, and enjoy all the juice or coffee you can drink. Muffins, Danish, bagels, yogurt and fresh fruit are always available. Seasonal items may vary from day to day.
 Morning: Depart for Jekyll Island Golf facility instruction begins around 9:00 a.m. About a 10 minute drive. Short game will be the emphasis of the clinic. Participants will work on putting, chipping and full swing, etc.
 Lunch: Lunch at the golf course grill.
 Afternoon: The group will play 18 holes of golf.
 Dinner: Have dinner at a favorite local restaurant.
 Evening: Rebids by opener Rebids by responder
   
Accommodations: Hampton Inn & Suites
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Intermediate Bridge
(Wednesday, May 8)
   
 Breakfast: Choose from a variety of delicious breakfast items at the Hampton Innís Hot Breakfast Bar, including: freshly made waffles, hearty oatmeal with toppings, and enjoy all the juice or coffee you can drink. Muffins, Danish, bagels, yogurt and fresh fruit are always available. Seasonal items may vary from day to day.
 Morning: Competitive bidding - Take out doubles, responses & cue bids. Overcalls & advances - Two - suited overcalls (Michaels and Unusual NT). Supervised play
 Lunch: Lunch
 Afternoon: Free Afternoon suggestions - This will give you the opportunity to visit neighboring places such as Brunswick, Darien, or St. Simon's Island to see other areas of Georgia's Golden Isles. Bicyclists will also enjoy the 25 miles of bike paths Jekyll offers.
 Evening: Dinner on your own and free evening.
   
Accommodations: Hampton Inn & Suites
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Golf instruction/18 Holes of Golf/Intermediate Bridge
(Thursday, May 9)
   
 Breakfast: Choose from a variety of delicious breakfast items at the Hampton Innís Hot Breakfast Bar, including: freshly made waffles, hearty oatmeal with toppings, and enjoy all the juice or coffee you can drink. Muffins, Danish, bagels, yogurt and fresh fruit are always available. Seasonal items may vary from day to day.
 Morning: Depart for Jekyll Island Golf facility instruction begins around 9:00 a.m. About a 10 minute drive. Short game will be the emphasis of the clinic. Group instruction icludes putting, chipping and full swing, etc.
 Lunch: Lunch at the golf course grill.
 Afternoon: The group will play 18 holes of golf.
 Dinner: Enjoy a plated dinner served at the hotel.
 Evening: Preemptive bidding. What is forcing? Supervised play.
   
Accommodations: Hampton Inn & Suites
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Breakfast/Intermediate Bridge
(Friday, May 10)
   
 Breakfast: Choose from a variety of delicious breakfast items at the Hampton Innís Hot Breakfast Bar, including: freshly made waffles, hearty oatmeal with toppings, and enjoy all the juice or coffee you can drink. Muffins, Danish, bagels, yogurt and fresh fruit are always available. Seasonal items may vary from day to day.
 Morning: Leads & Signals. Review and putting it all together.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Jekyll Island, GA General Overview
Jekyll Island's Historic District has several speciality shops as well as the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, once the clubhouse for many of America's elite business men. Other areas of interest located near Jekyll Island are St. Simons Island, home to several historic places including Fort Frederica, Bloody Marsh Battle site, etc. There are also other interesting islands located near Jekyll Island including Sapelo Island where you will find a plantation once owned by R. J. Reynolds and Cumberland Island home to many wild horses. Other areas of interest near Jekyll Island include Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, an old rice plantation and Brunswick Georgia which has many historic buildings and landmarks as well as several antique shops. Jekyll Island is located approximately one hour south of Historic Savannah Georgia.
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


Bidding in the 21st Century (ACBL Bridge Series)


Author: Audrey Grant, Betty Starzec




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