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Golf Myrtle Beach

Program Number: 14729RJ
Start and End Dates:
4/6/2014 - 4/11/2014; 10/12/2014 - 10/17/2014; 3/29/2015 - 4/3/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Price starting at: $898.00 - 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, double-bogey golf? From putt to drive, class "A" PGA and master teaching professionals provide hands-on individual instruction at the 200-acre Whispering Pines Golf Course. Develop your swing mechanics and all other segments in idyllic Myrtle Beach, named the Golf Destination of the Year by the Association of Golf Tour Operators.




Highlights

• Shape up all aspects of your golf game with video analysis and personalized swing video.
• Identify the segment of your game that needs work as instructors cover ball-striking, full swing fundamentals, short game, driver, course management and mental skills.
• Evenings include a look at the natural history of the loggerheads sea turtle —South Carolina's state reptile — and a swing at the less serious side of golf with a round at Harbor Oaks Miniature Golf Course.



Activity Particulars

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



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 is located immediately adjacent to the Myrtle Beach State Park which provides a secluded atmosphere to the beach access while offering 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 866-764-8501 for additional lodging or 843-315-7100.
  Check in time: 4:00 PM
  Additional nights after: around $80.00 Call 866-764-8501 for additional lodging or 843-315-7100.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Check in at Springmaid Beach Resort & Suites between 4 and 5 p.m. The Registration building is across from the main hotel. The evening meal and orientation will follow. You will be staying at Springmaid Beach Resort that night.
  End of Program:
Check out by 11:00 AM in 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
Diamond Cab
phone: 843-444-4000
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

approximately $10 per cab full
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

11 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

4 miles

   

Various taxi services are available when your flights arrive.

 
Driving Directions
  From airport From airport parking lot take first RIGHT onto Harrelson Blvd. Go to the next traffic light and turn RIGHT onto Highway US-17 Business. Go approximately one mile to the next traffic light and turn LEFT onto South Ocean Blvd. / SC –73. Go ONLY 1/4 mile to arrive at your destination by turning 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 and Check-in with Registration / Welcome Dinner / Orientation
(Sunday, April 6)
   
 Afternoon: Arrive at Springmaid Beach registration building located on the right past the mini-golf course directly across the street from the main hotel building. Check-in for room registration and assignments beginning at 4:30 with Road Scholar welcome folders available from the Coordinator in the lobby of the registration building. Further instructions will be given during program orientation.
 Dinner: Dinner will be served in the oceanfront Atlantic Ballroom at 6:00 p.m. followed by an orientation session which will cover welcome greetings and introductions as well as a review of the up-to-date daily schedule. We will also discuss responsibilities and review safety guidelines according to emergency procedures with questions and answers as needed. Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
   
Accommodations: Springmaid Beach Resort
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Hands on instruction
(Monday, April 7)

Note: Very active hands-on instruction



   
 Breakfast: Make sure to proudly wear your Road Scholar neck wallets in order to enjoy the delicious breakfast buffet, served in the Marlins restaurant. The Marlins' buffet breakfast has become something of a legend – filled with biscuits and gravy, old fashioned favorites like hot cakes and sausages, egg dishes, potatoes, breads, a cereal and fresh fruit bar, custom omelet station and more! Join Ray for his award winning omelets to make a perfect start to your day in beautiful Myrtle Beach. Mr. Ray Shamlou has been the Omelet Chef every day since 2006. Mr. Ray has won several awards at the local and state level for his service and interaction with each and every guest of Springmaid Beach Resort. For more information about Mr. Ray and to catch a glimpse of his station, see our recommended websites!
 Morning: Group will meet directly in front of the airport at Whispering Pines Golf Course, (Address: 900 Harrelson Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC 29577; Phone number: 843-918-2305) 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: Enjoy a light, healthy lunch buffet at the Whispering Pines Golf Center.
 Afternoon: Hands on golf instruction.
 Dinner: Dinner will be served in the oceanfront Atlantic Ballroom.
 Evening: Golf Pro will review highlights of the first day followed by 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, April 8)

Note: Very active golf instruction; golf cart provided for afternoon play



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast buffet 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: Enjoy a light, healthy lunch buffet 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 the oceanfront Atlantic Ballroom.
 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 with Short Game Emphasis/On-course with instructors for 18-Holes of Short Game Golf/Free evening to enjoy beautiful Myrtle Beach
(Wednesday, April 9)

Note: Active short game instruction with hand-pull golf carts during afternoon play



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast buffet will be served in the Marlins restaurant.
 Morning: Group will meet at Whispering Pines Golf Course for group instruction with opportunities for individualized instruction. Short game emphasis with instruction covering putting, chipping, pitching and sand bunkers.
 Lunch: Enjoy a light, healthy lunch buffet at the Whispering Pines Golf Center.
 Afternoon: Special afternoon with instructors on-course during 18 holes of golf paying close attention to the short game.
 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.
   
Accommodations: Springmaid Beach Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Golf Instruction/18-Holes of Golf/Evening Activities
(Thursday, April 10)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast buffet 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: Enjoy a light, healthy lunch buffet 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 the oceanfront Atlantic Ballroom.
 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, April 11)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast buffet will be served in the Marlins restaurant.
 Morning: Group will meet in the hotel conference room behind the registration building for a review of the mental skills of golf and have a questions & answers session. The program concludes with this summary and feedback session. No lunch is included with this program. Check out from the hotel is at 11 a.m. with individual departures to follow. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures, and comments. 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.



Article titled: Seniors & “The Game of a Lifetime”


Author: Shelby Smith


Description: To read Shelby's article, copy and paste this address: http://dynaswingfit.com/Seniors%20%26%20The%20Game%20of%20a%20Lifetime%202013.pdf





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