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Improve Your Game on Two of Historic Shawnee’s Premier Golf Courses

Program Number: 13053RJ
Start and End Dates:
10/13/2013 - 10/18/2013; 5/3/2015 - 5/8/2015; 6/21/2015 - 6/26/2015; 9/13/2015 - 9/18/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania
Price starting at: $895.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Golf
Meals: 14; 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian; Low Salt    

Play the historic Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort — host site of the 1938 PGA Championship in which Paul Runyan defeated Sam Snead in the final. Graced with magnificent trees, picturesque mountains and a beautiful river, this course was A. W. Tillinghast’s original design, completed in 1911. The PGA Professionals at Shawnee’s Tillinghast Golf Academy introduce you to the great game of golf and the basics of play including history, etiquette and rules.




Highlights

• PGA instructors demonstrate techniques, golf etiquette, the rules and tips for practicing in a fun, informative series of lessons.
• Take part in instruction and practice each morning, then play nine holes each afternoon.
• Enjoy a farewell dinner at the Gem & Keystone Tavern, specializing in local foods and craft beer.



Activity Particulars

Nine holes of golf a day with carts provided. Rental clubs available with prior arrangement. Metal spikes not permitted. Golfers of all experience and ability levels welcome.




Date Specific Information

10-13-2013

Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



Coordinated by Shawnee Institute.




Shawnee on Delaware

This quaint, historic village is situated amid the sylvan beauty of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation area at the foothills of the Pocono Mountains in eastern Pennsylvania, just 75 miles from New York City.



Accommodations
The Historic Shawnee Inn overlooks the National Scenic and Recreational Delaware River; amenities include indoor pool, hot tub, and full service spa.

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

Cindy Miano retired in 2004 from a career in elementary education where she taught fourth grade and served as a language Arts chairperson. In addition to managing Shawnee Institute Road Scholar programs, Cindy is a personal trainer and life coach. She practices Pilates, yoga and various strength training programs, and helps to promote wellness plans for individuals while helping them to achieve overall good health.
 
Joe Manley

Joe Manley is the head golf professional at the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort in Pennsylvania. He came to Shawnee as the assistant head professional in 2003 and became head pro in 2005. Joe graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a B.S. in Recreation and Leisure Services Management. He enjoy instructing golfers on Road Scholar programs and also teaches many junior camps in addition to overseeing all golf programs at Shawnee.
 
Brian Bergstol

Brian Bergstol is the touring golf professional for The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort and a PGA apprentice. He is a graduate of Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa., where he was the number one golfer for the Moravian Hounds all four years. Only months after becoming a certified professional golfer, Brian qualified for and played in the 2008 U.S. Open in Torrey Pines, Calif. Between tournaments he shares his experience and knowledge of the game with other players who want to improve.
 
Max Frey

Max Frey is a 2007 graduate of the Professional Golfers Career College. He has been Assistant Golf Professional at Orange Lake Resort and Country Club in Orlando Florida from 2007 until the present, and was also a Certified Teaching Professional at the McCord Golf Academy from 2008-2011. Max returned to Versailles, Ohio for the 2011 and 2012 season where he was Head Golf Instructor at Stillwater Valley Golf Club.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort
  Shawnee on Delaware, PA 5 nights
 The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort
Type: Inn
  Description: Historic Inn on serene Delaware River setting.
  Contact info: 1 River Road, P.O. Box 67
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356 USA
phone: 800-742-9633
web: www.shawneeinn.com
  Room amenities: Moderately sized charming rooms have private bath, cable television, free wireless Internet service, iron & ironing board, blow dryer and a telephone.
  Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, free wireless Internet, business center, fitness room, ice machine, laundry service, lounge, room service (limited hours), 24-hour security, wake-up service, restaurants, indoor swimming pool, hot tub, tennis courts and full-service spa.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Bathroom: Most bathrooms are a step up from the level of the room.
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Varies with season, $110- $180 This rate does not include any meals, it is accomodations for two people. Call 800-742-9633 for price and to make reservations. Mention that you are with the Road Scholar group to receive the special rate.
  Check in time: 4:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Varies with season, $110- $180 This rate does not include any meals, it is accomodations for two people. Call 800-742-9633 for price and to make reservations. Mention that you are with the Road Scholar group to receive the special rate.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
4:00 - 5:00 PM Registration at the Shawnee Inn You will be staying at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort that night.
  End of Program:
11:00 AM Box lunch for the road. You will be staying at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Free parking on site.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Shawnee on Delaware, PA
  Nearest city or town:  Shawnee on Delaware
  Nearest highway: Interstate 80.
  Nearest airport:  Liberty Airport in Newark, NJ, and Kennedy Airport in New York, NY.
  From End of Program
  Location: Shawnee on Delaware, PA
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Port Authority of NY

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
Martz Trailways
phone: 570-424-3040

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Adults - $34; Seniors - $29.95
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1.5 hours to Delaware Water Gap 

 

Distance:

 

90 miles to Delaware Water Gap

   

Bus service ends at Delaware Water Gap, about 2.5 miles from the Inn. Transportation from the bus terminal to the Inn is available by taxi for $10.

 

Newark - Liberty Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
Olympia Trails Bus Company/Liberty Express
phone: 877-863-9275

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Adults - $16; Seniors - $8
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

30 minutes to Port Authority of NY 

 

Distance:

 

10 miles to Port Authority of NY

   

Tickets are available at Greyline in in the airport terminal, or can be purchased on the bus. From the Port Authority terminal in New York, take Martz Trailways to Delaware Water Gap.

 

New York - Kennedy Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
New York Airport Express Bus Service
phone: 718-875-8200

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$16
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

30 minutes to Port Authority of NY 

 

Distance:

 

15 miles to Port Authority of New York

   

Bus stop is located at the Express Bus Stop at each airline terminal. Departure every 20-30 minutes. At the Port Authority bus terminal, take the Martz Trailways bus to Delaware Water Gap.

 

The Delaware Water Gap

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Pocono Cab Company
phone: 570-424-2800

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$10
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

5 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

2.5 miles

   

Taxi service is available 24/7

 
Driving Directions
  From the East: I-80 West Take PA Exit 310, Delaware Water Gap (immediately after toll bridge, first exit in PA). Then take the next right exit to the PA Welcome Center. At the TRAFFIC LIGHT, proceed straight through on River Road. Go under overpass and over railroad tracks. At stop sign proceed to the RIGHT. Stay on River Road for approximately 1.5 miles. The entrance to the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is on the RIGHT at the bottom of the hill.
  From the North: I-84 West Take Exit 46, Milford. Turn left toward Milford at the stop. At the traffic light in Milford, go straight through and on to US Route 209 S. Follow 209 South for about 25 miles. Just past the traffic light at the elementary school, make a LEFT turn on Hollow Road. Go 4.0 miles (pass Shawnee Mountain) until Hollow Road intersects with River Road at the Shawnee Playhouse. Turn RIGHT onto River Road. The entrance to Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is 1/4 mile on your LEFT.
  From the South: I-95 North I-95 N TO I-476 N. (I-76 N, then I-476 N if coming from Philadelphia Airport). On I-476 N go to US-22 E, to US-33 N, then I-80 E to PA Exit 310, Delaware Water Gap. Turn LEFT at the TRAFFIC LIGHT on River Road. Go under the overpass, and over the railroad tracks. At the stop sign proceed to the RIGHT. Stay on River Road approximately 1.5 miles. The entrance to the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort will be on the RIGHT at the bottom of the hill.
  From the West: I-80 East Take I-80 E to exit 310, Delaware Water Gap. Make a LEFT at the TRAFFIC LIGHT on River Road. Go under overpass and over railroad tracks. At stop sign proceed to the RIGHT. Stay on River Road for approximately 1.5 miles. The entrance to the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is on the RIGHT at the bottom of the hill.
  Note for all: Once you are at the entrance to the Resort, pass the gate house and continue straight over the bridge. The main parking lot will be on your left. The front entrance of the Inn faces the river, so drive around to th entrance portico if ou need help with your luggage.
Equipment Requirements: Bring your own golf clubs or contact Doyle Nelson, 570-424-4050 X1298 to borrow a set from the golf shop.
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: Check-in, registration, and orientation
(Sunday, October 13)
   
 Afternoon: An Road Scholar registration desk will be set up near the front desk in the lobby of the hotel. A welcome orientation will be held before dinner. Meet Shawnee's Tillinghast Golf Academy pros for a program orientation.
 Dinner: Our dinners at the Shawnee Inn are served buffet-style, and will include: Rolls and butter, two salads, two entrées (one of which will be vegetarian), vegetables, rice or potatoes, dessert, a fresh fruit platter, and coffee. Be careful, the food is good and it's easy to put on a pound or two while you're here.
 Evening: Presentation on golf ethics and etiquette.
   
Accommodations: The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Golf lessons, play golf.
(Monday, October 14)
   
 Breakfast: Enjoy a variety of hot or cold breakfast items at the buffet, in Shawnee Inn's River Room, including omlettes-to-order and fresh fruit.
 Morning: Golf instruction with pros at Tillinghast Golf Academy. Small groups rotate among three to five learning stations.
 Lunch: Our buffet lunches include soup, salads, sandwiche, fresh vegetables, snacks, dessert, and coffee. A different menu is served every day.
 Afternoon: Play nine holes of golf. Instructors available.
 Dinner: Dinner will be at the Shawnee Inn.
 Evening: An after dinner activity will be offered, either a lecture or a video presentation.
   
Accommodations: The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Golf lessons, barbecue lunch, play golf.
(Tuesday, October 15)
   
 Breakfast: Start the day with a River Room breakfast.
 Morning: Tillinghast Golf Academy pros provide small group instruction:
 Lunch: Weather permitting, we will have a nice barbecue lunch at the Riverside Pavilion.
 Afternoon: Play nine holes of golf. Instructors available.
 Dinner: Dinner at the Inn.
 Evening: An evening concert on the lawn of the Inn.
   
Accommodations: The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Golf lessons in the morning, free time afternoon, and play the approach course in the evening.
(Wednesday, October 16)
   
 Breakfast: Enjoy a healthy buffet breakfast in the River Room.
 Morning: Tillinghast Golf Academy pros provide small group instruction.
 Lunch: Lunch is on your own today. We'll give you a list of good places the locals eat.
 Afternoon: This afternoon is free for you to enjoy the many amenities of the Inn, or visit some of the Pocono area attractions.
 Dinner: Dinner at the Inn.
 Evening: After dinner, we will play the Approach Course.
   
Accommodations: The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Golf lessons, play golf, dinner at the Gem & Keystone Tavern.
(Thursday, October 17)
   
 Breakfast: Greet the day at the River Room breakfast buffet.
 Morning: Small group instruction at Tillinghast Academy.
 Lunch: Buffet lunch at the Inn.
 Afternoon: This afternoon, you'll put it all together and play the best nine holes of your life.
 Dinner: Farewell dinner at the Gem & Keystone Tavern. The tavern specializes in locally produced food, and offers a variety of beer from our own ShawneeCraft brewery.
 Evening: This evening will be free time for you to relax with your new Road Scholar friends.
   
Accommodations: The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Putting contest, lunch-to-go, check out and depart.
(Friday, October 18)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the River Room.
 Morning: Compete in the Putting Contest on the front green.
 Lunch: Today you will make-your-own lunch to go before you check out.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Shawnee on Delaware, PA Bushkill Falls
Eight magnificent waterfalls. Walking trails and steps. For additional information, visit www.visitbushkillfalls.com
  Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
More than 200 miles of roads `wind through scenic valleys, over ridges, and past historic buildings. Along the way you may see some of the area's wildlife, view waterfalls, stop to to picnic, or take a walk along a trail or an old road. This area is a national treasure. For additional information, visit www.nps.gov/dewa/
  Pocono Indian Museum
Rt 209, Bushkill, PA   (8 miles) For additional information, visit www.poconoindianmuseum.com  
  Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
19th century Pennsylvania German Farmstead For additional information, visit www.quietvalley.org
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


A DISORDERLY COMPENDIUM OF GOLF


Author: Lorne Rubenstein


Description: “Golf is full of quirky bits and pieces along with stories and information. There’s something on every page of this entertaining book to interest and amuse every golfer. Not surprising with Lorne Rubenstein involved—one of the best.” —Arnold Palmer



THE FUNDAMENTALS OF QUITTING GOLF


Author: David Divot


Description: The Fundamentals of Quitting Golf offers permanent relief, or perhaps just a chuckle, to golf sufferers who swear they are going to quit the game, often using very colorful language. As explained by author David Divot, your mind is cluttered with excuses for your poor play: lack of lessons, bad courses, old clubs, new clubs and on and on. Quitting "cold turkey" does not work because, subconsciously, you want to believe this nonsense. But with Divot's ten-year course of treatment, you eventually admit that there is no excuse for your game. Explore techniques to control your anger and depression. Then ponder why you would put that monumental achievement at risk by trying to golf. Discover that having confidence in your game is the surest way to shatter your confidence. Consider why golf magazines constantly offer new tips for curing the same problems that were supposedly cured by the tips offered in previous issues. Find out how to heighten your disappointment by pretending you have some control over where your ball will go. You may not cure your golf affliction with The Fundamentals of Quitting Golf, but at least you'll have a good laugh trying.





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