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Golf Myrtle Beach

Program Number: 14729RJ
Start and End Dates:
3/17/2013 - 3/22/2013; 10/12/2014 - 10/17/2014; 3/29/2015 - 4/3/2015; 10/11/2015 - 10/17/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Price starting at: $828.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Golf
Meals: 13; 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Trying to break out of bogey and double-bogey golf? From putt to drive, class "A" PGA and LPGA teaching professionals from DynaSwingFIT Golf School provide hands-on individual instruction at the 200-acre Whispering Pines Golf Course, an Audubon Certified Bird Sanctuary, with towering pines and hardwoods, natural meadows, ponds and flowers. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced golfer, develop your swing mechanics and more in idyllic Myrtle Beach, named the Golf Destination of the Year by the Association of Golf Tour Operators and voted the number one Best Golf Destination by readers of USA TODAY.




Highlights

• Take advantage of the latest advances in golf instruction with video analysis and state-of-the-art launch monitor technology that evaluates spin rate, launch angle and ball speed.
• Your instructors provide 20 hours of hands-on, personalized instruction in ball-striking, full-swing fundamentals, short game, drive power, course management and mental skills.
• Evenings include presentations on South Carolina's state reptile, the loggerheads sea turtle, and the natural and human history and culture of the local area.



Activity Particulars

Standing and swinging clubs required for morning instruction; carts provided for afternoon play.



Program includes three 18-hole rounds of golf with carts and transportation to and from the course if needed.



Coordinated by Georgia College and State University.




Myrtle Beach

Miles of wide beaches and numerous golf courses make Myrtle Beach a top destination for family vacations. Disney-style entertainment, shopping malls, theaters, good seafood restaurants and endless water sports are all part of the attraction. Located 100 miles up the coast from Charleston, it is a world apart.



Accommodations
Deluxe resort hotel on landscaped oceanfront property with private pier, adjacent to state park.

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

Shelby Smith has been developing thousands of golfers at all levels during his career in Atlanta and Myrtle Beach. He is an experienced golf teaching professional, a certified PING club-fitter, and a Wilson Advisory Staff member. A former 1-handicap player from the Washington, D.C. area, Shelby has over 40 years golfing experience. For the past four years Shelby has been an instructor and coach for The First Tee of Myrtle Beach.
 
Walt Zometsky

Retired from his career at IBM as a senior engineering manager, Walt Zometsky is now using his 50 years of golf experience to share his love for the game as a U.S. Golf Teachers Federation certified instructor. He is a certified Professional Clubmaker Society member, and a former owner of an American Golfware store. Today, he works at Myrtle Beach’s oldest golf course, Pine Lakes, and has served as a First Tee Junior Golfer coach for the past six years.
 
Ann Wilson

Ann Malys Wilson is an Interpretive Ranger at Myrtle Beach State Park, the one full-time job she has ever had. Holder of a marine biology degree at UNC Wilmington, Ann coordinates the sea turtle, trail and nature center volunteers, cares for nature center and injured animals, and maintains the nature trails. Memorable highlights for Ann include watching a green sea turtle on the beach with a family during a morning patrol, witnessing a humpback whale breach, watching playful harbor seals and dolphins, and seeing a double rainbow over the ocean on Earth Day.
 
Lee Brockington

Lee Brockington is a senior interpreter for the Belle W. Baruch Foundation at Hobcaw Barony in Georgetown County. A graduate of Columbia College, she was a participant in the Seminar for Historical Administration at Colonial Williamsburg. Lee is also a former curator of education for the Historic Columbia Foundation and an instructor of history at Coastal Carolina University. Her research appears regularly in newspapers and magazines and on educational television. As a former member of the Pawleys Island Planning and Zoning Commission, Lee was elected to the Pawleys Island Town Council and served before and after Hurricane Hugo. She is editor of “Pawleys Island, Stories from the Porch,” a collection of oral-history interviews, and author of “Plantation Between the Waters, a Brief History of Hobcaw Barony.” She also wrote the Pawleys Island entry for Walter Edgar’s “The South Carolina Encyclopedia.”
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Springmaid Beach Resort
  Myrtle Beach, SC 5 nights
 Springmaid Beach Resort
Type: Hotel
  Description: This all-ocean view, 27-acre beach front Resort hotel in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina offers nearly 500 rooms of lodging and is beautifully situated on ¼ mile of the most peaceful, beautiful beach on the south end of Myrtle Beach’s famous Grand Strand.
  Contact info: 3200 S Ocean Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 USA
phone: 843-315-7100
web: www.springmaidbeach.com
  Room amenities: Refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, iron & ironing board, hair dryer and safes.
  Facility amenities: Rooms have full-sized refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers and safes. 27 acres of landscaped grounds with plenty of wide open, green spaces. Onsite restaurants. 35,000 s.f. ocean front Conference Center 6 pools and 2 lazy rivers Fitness center Miniature golf and arcade The landmark Springmaid Pier.
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Bathroom: Handicap rooms available. Rooms have standard tub with shower combination.
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: around $80.00 Call 866-764-8501for additional lodging or 843-315-7100.
  Check in time: 4:00 PM
  Additional nights after: around $80.00 Call 866-764-8501for additional lodging or 843-315-7100.
  Check out time: 10:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Check in at Springmaid Beach Resort & Suites between 4:00 and 5:00 pm. Program registration will be held in the lobby area of the hotel. The evening meal and orientation will follow. You will be staying at Springmaid Beach Resort that night.
  End of Program:
Check out by 10:00 AM in the lobby of the registration building. You will be staying at Springmaid Beach Resort the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. The only required document is a photo ID such as a driver's license.
  Parking availability:
Parking is available in front of the housing facility and the Golf Center.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Myrtle Beach, SC
  Nearest city or town:  Myrtle Beach, SC
  Nearest highway: Hwy US 17 and Hwy US 501
  Nearest airport:  Myrtle Beach International Airport
  From End of Program
  Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Myrtle Beach/Myrtle Beach International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Airport Taxi
phone: 843-444-4000
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

22.00
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

11 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

4 miles

   

Various taxi services are available when your flights arrive. If you can get one of these the fee will be $7.00 less because they do not have to pay the parking fee.

 
Driving Directions
  From airport From airport parking lot take first RIGHT onto Highway 15. Turn RIGHT onto 17th Avenue South. Turn RIGHT onto Highway US-17 Business. Turn LEFT onto South Ocean Blvd. / SC –73. Turn RIGHT onto Springmaid Blvd. Registration is the first building on the RIGHT past the Mini-golf course.
  From the North on Highway 501 From North: Take Hwy US-501 into Myrtle Beach. Turn RIGHT (South) onto Highway US-17 Business. Turn LEFT onto South Ocean Blvd. / SC –73. Turn RIGHT onto Springmaid Blvd. Registration is the first building on the RIGHT past the Mini-golf course.
  From the South on Hwy US 17 From South: Take Hwy US-17 Business North into Myrtle Beach. Turn RIGHT onto South Ocean Blvd. / SC –73. Turn RIGHT onto Springmaid Blvd. Registration is the first building on the RIGHT past the Mini-golf course
Elevation Note: Myrtle Beach 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: Arrival
(Sunday, March 17)
   
 Afternoon: Arrive at Springmaid Beach registration and room assignment between the hours of 4:00 and 5:00 pm. Program packets will be issued at this time. Further instructions will be given during program orientation.
 Dinner: Dinner will be served in our private room at 6:00 p.m. followed by an orientation session.
   
Accommodations: Springmaid Beach Resort
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Hands on instruction/Free evening
(Monday, March 18)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast will be served in the Marlins restaurant.
 Morning: Group will meet at Whispering Pines Golf Course for group instruction with opportunities for individualized instruction. Personalized swing video and launch monitor analysis with instruction covering hands on ball striking emphasis, full swing fundamentals, short game, driver, course management, and mental skills will be covered during the week.
 Lunch: Lunch will be served at the Whispering Pines Golf Center.
 Afternoon: Hands on golf instruction.
 Dinner: Dinner will be served in our private room at the resort.
 Evening: Golf Pro will review rules of golf and have a question and answer session.
   
Accommodations: Springmaid Beach Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Golf Instruction/18-Holes of Golf/Evening Activities
(Tuesday, March 19)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast will be served in the Marlins restaurant.
 Morning: Group will meet at Whispering Pines Golf Course for group instruction with opportunities for individualized instruction. Personalized swing video and launch monitor analysis with instruction covering hands on ball striking emphasis, full swing fundamentals, short game, driver, course management, and mental skills will be covered during the week.
 Lunch: Lunch will be served at the Whispering Pines Golf Center.
 Afternoon: Group will play 18 holes of golf as part of the program. Golf cart will be included.
 Dinner: Dinner will be served in our private room at the resort.
 Evening: Learn the fascinating natural history of South Carolina's state reptile, the loggerhead sea turtle. Lecture will cover their nesting and feeding habitats.
   
Accommodations: Springmaid Beach Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Golf Instruction/18-Holes of Golf/Free evening
(Wednesday, March 20)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast will be served in the Marlins restaurant.
 Morning: Group will meet at Whispering Pines Golf Course for group instruction with opportunities for individualized instruction. Personalized swing video and launch monitor analysis with instruction covering hands on ball striking emphasis, full swing fundamentals, short game, driver, course management, and mental skills will be covered during the week.
 Lunch: Lunch will be served at the Whispering Pines Golf Center.
 Afternoon: Group will play 18 holes of golf as part of the program. Golf cart will be included.
 Dinner: Dinner is on your own to enjoy local restaurants.
 Evening: The evening will be free to enjoy the entertainment possibilities Myrtle Beach has to offer. Or, enjoy the Harbor Oaks Miniature Golf course at Springmaid. It is available for play north of the Guest Registration building. Each participant will be given a token for one round.
   
Accommodations: Springmaid Beach Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Golf Instruction/18-Holes of Golf/Evening Activities
(Thursday, March 21)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast will be served in the Marlins restaurant.
 Morning: Group will meet at Whispering Pines Golf Course for group instruction with opportunities for individualized instruction. Personalized swing video and launch monitor analysis with instruction covering hands on ball striking emphasis, full swing fundamentals, short game, driver, course management, and mental skills will be covered during the week.
 Lunch: Lunch will be served at the Whispering Pines Golf Center.
 Afternoon: Group will play 18 holes of golf as part of the program. Golf cart will be included.
 Dinner: Dinner will be served in our private room at the resort.
 Evening: Enjoy a fascinating lecture on the The Waccamaw Neck - a long narrow peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean and the Waccamaw River in Georgetown County, South Carolina. The town of Pawleys Island is located on the Waccamaw Neck, as well as the mainland area, incorrectly called Pawleys Island, which is unincorporated. The entire area shares Zip Code 29585. The Waccamaw Neck is located south of Myrtle Beach on the Grand Strand, and just north of the historic seaport of Georgetown. The neck is a historic area that was a major hunting and fishing ground for the prehistoric Waccamaw tribe, followed by rice plantations along the river side, with summer homes for the planters and their families on the coastal side that extended from colonial times to the beginning of the 20th Century.
   
Accommodations: Springmaid Beach Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Program Wrap Up
(Friday, March 22)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast will be served in the Marlins restaurant.
 Morning: Individual Departures.
 Morning: Group will meet in the hotel conference room for a review of the mental skills of golf and have Q&A session. The program concludes with this summary and feedback session. No lunch is included with this program. Check out from the hotel is at 10 a.m. We hope you have enjoyed this special new learning experience and will return for other rewarding Road Scholar adventures in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!
   
Meals Included: Breakfast
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


Plantation Between the Waters:


Author: Lee G. Brockington


Description: This fascinating study of Hobcaw Barony by Lee Brockington, senior interpreter at the plantation, brings the centuries of history surrounding Hobcaw Barony to the public in remarkable clarity. The images and text provide an intimate glimpse into the lives of the people who have been connected to this unspoiled landscape for generations.





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