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13053
Pennsylvania

Improve Your Game on Historic Shawnee’s Premier Golf Course

Develop your golf game alongside PGA instructors, enjoying daily practice, informative lessons, practical tips and discovering the history of these two premier courses.
Rating (4.5)
Program No. 13053RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
999
Pennsylvania

Improve Your Game on Historic Shawnee’s Premier Golf Course

Develop your golf game alongside PGA instructors, enjoying daily practice, informative lessons, practical tips and discovering the history of these two premier courses.
Length
6 days
Starts at
999
Program No. 13053 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
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The itinerary for this program is different on certain dates.
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DATES & PRICES

No shuttle
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Accommodation Details
Excludes round-trip airport shuttle transfers to and from the program location.
Roundtrip airport transfer
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Accommodation Details
Includes round-trip airport shuttle transfers to and from the program location.
May 9 - May 14, 2021
No transfer 1,049
Roundtrip airport transfer 1,199
Jun 13 - Jun 18, 2021
No transfer 1,049
Roundtrip airport transfer 1,199
Itinerary Note

This program runs concurrently with another Road Scholar Program. These programs share some meals and evening activities.

Aug 15 - Aug 20, 2021
No transfer 1,049
Roundtrip airport transfer 1,199
Itinerary Note

This program runs concurrently with another Road Scholar Program. These programs share some meals and evening activities.

Sep 26 - Oct 1, 2021
No transfer 999
Roundtrip airport transfer 1,149
Itinerary Note

This program runs concurrently with another Road Scholar Program. These programs share some meals and evening activities.

DATES & PRICES

No shuttle
Details
Accommodation Details
Excludes round-trip airport shuttle transfers to and from the program location.
Roundtrip airport transfer
Details
Accommodation Details
Includes round-trip airport shuttle transfers to and from the program location.
May 9 - May 14, 2021
No transfer 1,449
Roundtrip airport transfer 1,599
Jun 13 - Jun 18, 2021
No transfer 1,449
Roundtrip airport transfer 1,599
Itinerary Note

This program runs concurrently with another Road Scholar Program. These programs share some meals and evening activities.

Aug 15 - Aug 20, 2021
No transfer 1,449
Roundtrip airport transfer 1,599
Itinerary Note

This program runs concurrently with another Road Scholar Program. These programs share some meals and evening activities.

Sep 26 - Oct 1, 2021
No transfer 1,399
Roundtrip airport transfer 1,549
Itinerary Note

This program runs concurrently with another Road Scholar Program. These programs share some meals and evening activities.

At a Glance

Play on the historic Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort's premier course — 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.
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
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. Golfers will be placed in smaller groups based on experience.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • PGA instructors demonstrate techniques, teach golf etiquette and share 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. A bonus Master Class is a special treat!
  • Enjoy a farewell dinner, specializing in local foods and craft beer.

General Notes

The Retreat Difference: This unique, often basic and no-frills experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for early morning exercise, interaction with the local community for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, a live performance or event, and a value-priced single room. Airport transfer at added cost.
Featured Expert
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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.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Kyle Adammonis View biography
Kyle Adammonis has recently joined the staff of the Shawnee after graduating Valedictorian from The Professional Golfers Career College in beautiful Hilton Head, S.C. He enjoys meeting new golfers and sharing the skills he's learned over his many years of golfing. His education also includes two years of advanced education in sports and business management. When not on the course, Kyle enjoys fishing, hiking, baseball and floor hockey.
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Brandon Hendershot View biography
Brandon Hendershot is from and has spent most of his life in Bangor, Pennsylvania but has lived in the Shawnee/East Stroudsburg for the past few years. He has been playing golf for nearly 15 years and is currently enrolled in the PGA PGM apprentice program. Brandon has been teaching golf at Shawnee for the past three years.
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Midge McClosky View biography
Midge McClosky is the Cultural Program Director for the Shawnee Institute, Executive Director of the Shawnee Playhouse and the Artistic Director of the Worthington Players. Before moving to Shawnee, Midge worked as a professional actress, singer and dancer performing musical theatre in 49 of the 50 states. Her extensive credits cross over into film, television, commercials, voice-overs and live industrials. She and Chris, her husband of more than 20 years, have two active boys, ages 13 and 14.
Profile Image of Brian Bergstol
Brian Bergstol View biography
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.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
THE FUNDAMENTALS OF QUITTING GOLF
by David Divot
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.
A DISORDERLY COMPENDIUM OF GOLF
by Lorne Rubenstein
“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





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