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Florida Golf Odyssey: Fort Lauderdale

Program Number: 20947RJ
Start and End Dates:
2/2/2014 - 2/6/2014; 2/1/2015 - 2/5/2015; 3/15/2015 - 3/19/2015;
Duration: 4 nights
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Price starting at: $899.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Golf
Meals: 12; 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners    
Meal Options: Gluten Free; Low Fat; Low Salt; Vegetarian    

Enjoy world-class golf instruction on Florida's east coast. Begin each morning with instruction on full swing, pitching, putting, sand bunkers and the game’s mental aspects, conducted in small groups by award-winning Class A PGA and LPGA teaching professionals. In the afternoon, practice what you’ve learned with on-course instruction with your PGA teaching professionals on our challenging 18-hole championship course featuring wide fairways and undulating greens. Suited for golfers of all levels.




Highlights

• Aided by carts equipped with ParView GPS, tackle an exciting, 18-hole layout.
• Absorb a golf professional’s skilled analysis of your short game from deft chipping to dead-on putting.
• Learn about golf history and the evolution of the club.



Activity Particulars

Golf instruction 3-5 hours a day. Players of all levels welcome, from beginner to advanced.



Personal equipment welcome. Rentals available.




Date Specific Information

2-2-2014

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



Coordinated by Eckerd College.




Fort Lauderdale

Situated between Miami and Palm Beach, and embraced by the Atlantic Ocean, New River and myriad inland waterways, Fort Lauderdale is justly known as the "Venice of America." Its semi-tropical climate, natural beauty and rich array of cultural, educational and entertainment resources offer an outstanding quality of life.



Accommodations
Lodging adjacent to golf course. Spacious elegant guestrooms with handsome marble baths, large flat screen TV, free WiFi and more. Resort offers fitness center, pool with cascading waterfall gardens for strolling -- with swans gliding by on the pond.
Meals and Lodgings
   Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club
  Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Glub 4 nights
 Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club
Type: Resort
  Description: Gated villa entrance. 18-hole, par 71 championship golf course; 18-hole miniature golf course. 4 resort pools with water slides and private cabanas. Room service. Complimentary transportation to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Seaworld Orlando. High-speed internet service, Wheelchair accessible.
  Contact info: 7600 Mystic Dunes Lane
Celebration, FL 34747 USA
phone: 407-396-1311 x8888510962
web: www.mysticdunesgolf.com/
  Facility amenities: Our fully-appointed vacation villas are fully furnished with all the conveniences of home -- plus the graceful details you will find in only the finest resorts. Bicycle rentals - discounted attraction tickets - local transportation services - complimentary use of wireless laptops and printer at the Cyber Center - dry cleaning service - fax service - express check-out
  Smoking allowed: No
  Additional nights prior: Call 407-396-1311 for prices If you wish to stay additional nights - either before or after the program - please call the number listed above and tell them you are with the Eckerd College Road Scholar program.
  Check in time: 4:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Call 407-396-1311 for prices If you wish to stay additional nights - either before or after the program - please call the number listed above and tell them you are with the Eckerd College Road Scholar program.
  Check out time: 10:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
6:30pm with Dinner. You will be staying at Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club that night.
  End of Program:
1:00pm after Lunch. You will be staying at Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Parking is free at the Mystic Dunes Resort for the duration of the program.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Glub
  Nearest city or town:  Orlando
  Nearest highway: I-4
  Nearest airport:  Orlando International Airport
  From End of Program
  Location: Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Glub
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Orlando to Mystic Dunes

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Car Rentals

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Call or visit kiosk for fares
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1/2 hour 

 

Distance:

 

25 miles

   

Orlando is the largest rental car market in the world, with most of the major car rental companies located on-airport, without the need for a shuttle bus to pick up your rental car. The rental car companies are located in Terminal A and Terminal B on Ground Transportation Level 1.

 

Orlando to Mystic Dunes

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Mears Transportation group
phone: 407-423-5566

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Call Shuttle Service for fare information
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1/2 hour 

 

Distance:

 

25 miles

   

Shuttle van fares are charged per person. Check with the attendant for round-trip fares and children's rates. Shuttle vans are available on both the A and B sides of the Main Terminal, and on Ground Transportation Level 1

 

Orlando to Mystic Dunes

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Call individual company or visit kiosk for fares
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1/2 hour 

 

Distance:

 

25 miles

   

Taxis may carry up to 9 passengers, and charge the same rate regardless of the number of passengers. All taxicabs picking up at the Airport are regulated by the City of Orlandos Vehicle-for-Hire ordinance which requires fares to be determined by a taximeter. Taxis are available on both the A and B sides of the Main Terminal, and on Ground Transportation Level 1 Ace Metro/Luxury Cab (407) 855-1111 Quick Cab (407) 447-1444 Star Taxi (407) 857-9999 Town & Country (407) 828-3035

 
Driving Directions
  1. From Orlando International Airport Depart airport going SOUTH on Airport Blvd. toward S. Access Rd. Turn SLIGHT LEFT to take the ramp toward TERMINAL B/SR-436/NORTH EXIT/SR-528. Stay STRAIGHT to go onto Airport Blvd. Take the SR-528 Toll W. exit (Exit 1B) toward International Drive/I-4/Florida’s Turnpike. Merge onto SR-528 W. (toll road); travel approximately 10.6 miles on SR-528 W. Merge onto I-4 via the exit on the LEFT toward Tampa/Disney World. Take Exit 64 onto US-192 W. (stay to RIGHT on exit ramp); travel approximately 3.5 miles on US-192 W. Turn LEFT onto Old Lake Wilson Rd./CR-545; travel approximately 1.2 miles. Turn RIGHT at the Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club entrance at Mystic Dunes Lane (formerly known as Palms Parkway).
  2. Traveling NORTH from South Florida Take I-95 North; keep LEFT to take Florida's Turnpike North (toll road) at Exit 12A. Take Exit 249 onto Osceola Parkway (keep RIGHT onto ramp towards Osceola Parkway and bear LEFT onto local roads). Turn LEFT onto E. Osceola Parkway/Dart Blvd. Road name will change to W. Osceola Parkway (toll road). Take LEFT ramp onto I-4 W. towards Tampa. Take Exit 64 onto US-192 W. (stay to RIGHT on exit ramp); travel approximately 3.5 miles on US-192 W. Turn LEFT onto Old Lake Wilson Rd./CR-545; travel approximately 1.2 miles. Turn RIGHT at the Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club entrance at Mystic Dunes Lane (formerly known as Palms Parkway).
  Traveling SOUTH into Florida via I-75 Take I-75 South; merge onto Florida's Turnpike South at Exit 328 on the LEFT towards Orlando (toll road). Take Exit 289; keep RIGHT on ramp towards US-27/SR-19/Tavares/Clermont, and merge onto US-27/SR-25. Keep RIGHT onto ramp towards US-192 E/Disney World (road name changes to US-192/SR-530). Turn RIGHT onto Old Lake Wilson Rd./CR-545; travel approximately 1.2 miles. Turn RIGHT at the Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club entrance at Mystic Dunes Lane (formerly known as Palms Parkway).
  Traveling SOUTH into Florida via I-95 Take I-95 South; merge onto I-4 W. at Exit 260B towards Orlando. Take Exit 64 onto US-192 W. (stay to RIGHT on exit ramp); travel approximately 3.5 miles on US-192 W. Turn LEFT onto Old Lake Wilson Rd./CR-545; travel approximately 1.2 miles. Turn RIGHT at the Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club entrance at Mystic Dunes Lane (formerly known as Palms Parkway).
Equipment Requirements: Shoes/clubs/and approximately a dozen golf balls. Club rental available.
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: Mystic Dunes Resort / Introductions and Orientation
(Sunday, February 2)
   
 Arrive To: Check-in at front desk, get settled in room and review itinerary. Dinner at approximately 6:30 pm this evening followed by orientation.
 Dinner: Coordinator will join you for dinner at the resort.
 Evening: Review program intinerary and meal schedule. Introduction to staff and particpants. You will be provided with a student golf manual from your PGA teaching professional. Manual contains a complete review of grip, stance, posture--take away, follow through, all of the swing dynamics and detailed instruction on short game techniques such as chipping--pitching--sand bunkers--putting as well as many useful drills.
   
Accommodations: Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Breakfast at the resort /Lessons/Clubhouse/Play/Dinner at the resort /Lecture Series
(Monday, February 3)

Note: golf lessons with the pro



   
 Breakfast: Mystic Dunes Resort
 Morning: Meet at the putting green area for instruction. Golf Class #1: Practice Tee/Short Game Area. Break Time. Golf Class #2: Practice Tee/Short Game Area. Seven to eight students per PGA instructor. Work on swing, chipping, pitching, putting and all aspects of your short game.
 Lunch: Mystic Dunes Golf Club
 Afternoon: Afternoon on golf course. PGA teaching professionals will provide on course instruction to each group for approximately 4-5 holes.
 Dinner: Mystic Dunes Resort
 Evening: Lecture topics will include: History of Golf, Rules of the Game, Evolution of the Golf Club, etc.
   
Accommodations: Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Mystic Dunes /Lessons/Clubhouse/Play/Mystic Dunes /Lecture Series
(Tuesday, February 4)
   
 Breakfast: Mystic Dunes Resort
 Morning: Meet at the putting green area for instruction. Golf Class #1: Practice Tee/Short Game Area. Break Time. Golf Class #2: Practice Tee/Short Game Area. Seven to eight students per PGA instructor. Work on swing, chipping, pitching, putting and all aspects of your short game.
 Lunch: Mystic Dunes Golf Club
 Afternoon: Afternoon on golf course. PGA professionals will provide on course instruction to each group for approximately 4-5 holes.
 Dinner: Mystic Dunes Resort
 Evening: Lecture topics will include: History of Golf, Rules of the Game, Evolution of the Golf Club, etc.
   
Accommodations: Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Beach Garden Restaurant/Lessons/Clubhouse/Play/Beach Garden Restaurant/Lecture Series
(Wednesday, February 5)
   
 Breakfast: Mystic Dunes Resort
 Morning: Meet at the putting green area for instruction. Golf Class #1: Practice Tee/Short Game Area. Break Time. Golf Class #2: Practice Tee/Short Game Area. Seven to eight students per PGA instructor. Work on full swing, chipping, pitching, putting all aspects of your short game.
 Lunch: Mystic Dunes Golf Club
 Afternoon: Afternoon on golf course. PGA professionals will provide on course instruction to each group for approximately 4-5 holes.
 Dinner: Mystic Dunes Resort.
 Evening: Go out tonight after dinner and explore some of what the Orlando area has to offer.
   
Accommodations: Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Mystic Dunes Resort / Final Lessons/Clubhouse
(Thursday, February 6)
   
 Breakfast: Mystic Dunes Resort. Check out before morning lesson.
 Morning: Meet at putting green for final instruction. Golf Class #1: Practice Tee/Short Game Area. Break. Golf Class #2: Practice Tee/Short Game Area. Club fitting. Final work on full swing, chipping, pitching, putting and bunkers. Final work on different part of your short game.
 Lunch: Program ends after lunch at the Golf Club.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club Orlando Science Center
For over fifty years, the Orlando Science Center has been a place that inspires curiosity and exploration. Truly one of the great activities for Orlando families, the Science Center encourages learning in a fun way. We're the perfect educational activity, fun and knowledge all under one roof. 777 East Princeton Street Orlando, FL 407-514-2000 For additional information, visit www.osc.org
  Universal Studios
Go behind the scenes, beyond the screen, and jump right into the action of your favorite movies at Universal Studios®, the world's premier movie and TV based theme park. It’s everybody’s fantasy… to leap through the screen and find yourself in the middle of your favorite motion pictures. Here at Universal Studios®, YOU become the star of some of the greatest movies and TV shows ever made. At this real, working film and TV production facility you’ll find an amazing array of rides, shows, movie sets and attractions that put you right in the picture. You’ll enjoy themed dining and shopping, a variety of exciting special events throughout the year, and you might even catch a real film crew at work on the backlot. From entertaining shows that take you behind the scenes of the movie-making process to state-of-the-art rides that make you part of the action, nobody brings the magic of the movies… television… and music to life like Universal Studios. 1000 Universal Studio Plaza Orlando, FL 407-363-8000 For additional information, visit www.universalorlando.com
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


The 8 Traits Of Champion Golfers: How To Develop The Mental Game Of A Pro


Author: Graham, Deborah & Jon Stabler


Description: The most valuable tool a golfer can bring to the course is a strong mental game. Yet many golfers and instructors take this for granted, focusing almost entirely on grip, stance, or swing technique. The 8 Traits of Champion Golfers is a unique and persuasive approach to becoming a better golfer. Leading sports psychologist Dr. Deborah Graham and Jon Stabler identify the eight crucial personality traits that separate true champions from the rest and give you easy-to-follow steps for improving your game and making it more enjoyable. Using their unique GolfPsych® program, Graham and Stabler challenge you to explore the crucial elements of your personality and measure them against the traits of such successful golfers as Lee Janzen, Dave Stockton, Michelle McGann, and Gary McCord, all of whom have worked with Dr. Graham. With player examples and a careful explanation of why each trait is important to the game of golf, Graham discusses: •Focus and Concentration •Abstract Thinking •Emotional Stability •Dominance and Competitiveness •Tough-Mindedness •Self-Assurance •Self-Sufficiency •Optimum Arousal and Managing Tension Complete with charts, self-tests, and playing tips, The 8 Traits of Champion Golfers is the only research-based, tour-proven guide to the mental game.



Great Golf for Life: The Teaching Professionals Guide


Author: Linkin, Jim and Patrick Livingston


Description: In Great Golf After Forty: The PGA Teaching Professionals Guide, award-winning PGA professionals Jim Linkin and Patrick Livingston, founders of National Golf Schools, the "Number One Resort Golf School in the World," share with you a wealth of knowledge that has helped thousands of their students play the best golf of their lives. In this book, they address the changes golfers go through as they age and the adjustments in their swing that are necessary to play their best. Their simple approach to the golf swing will provide you with a logical way to improve, no matter what level of golfer you are. Great Golf After Forty: The PGA Teaching Professionals Guide takes you all the way through the golf game with stories and swing keys that are fun and easy to remember. The book is broken into subchapters that can be referenced quickly. "Being Open to Change," the first chapter, prepares you mentally to be ready to learn. From there, the chapters focus on getting your body ready to play and how the right equipment can help you perform better. Chapter four begins actual instruction and gives basic fundamentals. The following chapters address "The Full Swing Using Different Clubs," "Short Game Sharpness," which is a scoring must, "Getting Good from Bunkers," and "The Fine Art of Putting." In chapter nine, "Let's Practice, Let's Play," you will find out how to correct the age-old problem of hitting it well on the driving range, then playing poorly on the golf course. For women, chapter ten is "Additional Facts for Ladies Only." Chapter 11 wraps it all up with great tips on how to learn or take a lesson, swing aids, playing lessons, drills, and more. Great Golf After Forty: The PGA Teaching Professionals Guide is a must-read for all golfers. Find out why so many students trust their swings to these top professionals. Enjoy!




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