Golf in the Green Mountains: The Original Golf School at Mount Snow
Enjoy professional golf instruction at the Original Golf School at Mount Snow. With daily lessons in Vermont’s Green Mountains, you’ll be sure to take your golf game to new heights!
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Program No. 20996RJ
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14 meals
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Check-In, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Mount Snow
Gray Ghost Inn

Afternoon: HOTEL CHECK-IN: Available from 3:30pm. PROGRAM REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar desk in the lobby to pick up your arrival packet containing your name tag, up-to-date schedule, and other important information we will review during orientation this evening. 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.

Dinner: Dinner is included at the inn.

Evening: INTRODUCTIONS: Meet the program staff and your fellow participants during a get-acquainted session. ORIENTATION: We will review the schedule and any changes; discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures; and answer any questions you may have. The director of the Mount Snow Golf School will talk about details of the program and the highlights ahead. The Original Golf School, founded in 1978, was one of the country’s first and continues to be one of the most trusted programs for golf enthusiasts who want to improve their game. The award-winning golf professionals have helped more than 90,000 golfers of all ability levels. The Original Golf School utilizes Mount Snow Golf Club’s extensive facilities that include two separate driving ranges with grass tees, practice bunkers, and two practice greens. The course — 18-holes, par 72 championship, 6,894-yards from the tips, designed by Geoffrey Cornish — has been rated one of the top five courses in Vermont by Golf Digest and one of the Top Resort Courses in America.

Instruction with PGA Instructors, Play at Mt. Snow Golf Club
Mount Snow
Gray Ghost Inn

Breakfast: Full breakfast at the inn includes selections such as eggs/omelettes, pancakes, fruit, and juices.

Morning: GOLF INSTRUCTION FIELD TRIP: Each full program day will include four hours of small group instruction and coaching at the Mount Snow Golf Club. This multi-day curriculum featuress instruction and evaluation on every aspect of play with on-course guidance supervised by Jay Morelli. Jay has twice been recognized as New England Teacher of the Year and rated by Golf Digest as the #1 instructor in Vermont. Jay will give a quick introduction to his teaching philosophy and then participants will divide into small groups according to ability level, led by one of the certified PGA pros. Your instructor will work with you on aspects of swing basics, grip, putting, chipping, wood play, etc., as appropriate to your skill and experience.

Lunch: Lunch at the Mount Snow Golf Club offers choices from the menu such as salads, sandwiches, burgers, soft drinks.

Afternoon: GOLF INSTRUCTION FIELD TRIP continues: You will have two more hours of instruction that may include bunker play, putting, and the like, both on the range and on the course. Put your new and improved techniques into practice under the watchful eye of your golf pro. Following the class, enjoy a round of golf with your fellow participants on the beautiful Mount Snow course. Return to the hotel at your leisure to relax poolside or enjoy the facilities.

Dinner: Dinner at the inn features local foods prepared in tasty dishes. It may be a three-course dinner or a buffet.

Evening: PRESENTATION: One of the PGA pros will discuss the U.S. Golf Association Rules of the Game covering definitions, 34 rules of golf, and fine points including some of 100+ decisions on the rules.

On-Course Instruction, Independent Course Play
Mount Snow
Gray Ghost Inn

Breakfast: Breakfast is served at the inn.

Morning: STRETCH CLASS: Begin the morning loosening up. GOLF INSTRUCTION FIELD TRIP: The day’s instruction includes a talk on club fitting. Golf is about confidence as well as skill, in your game and your equipment, and using the highest performing equipment will benefit your game. The approach to fitting begins with a unique understanding of players’ performance. Continue with instruction and play at the Mount Snow Golf Club and Practice Facility with your PGA Professional, both at the practice facility and on course.

Lunch: Lunch at the Mount Snow Golf Club offers choices from the menu such as salads, sandwiches, burgers, soft drinks.

Afternoon: GOLF INSTRUCTION FIELD TRIP continues: Work with the pros on different aspects of your game that may also include techniques on course management. Feel free to play 9 holes with your fellow participants following classes on this wonderful championship course that has been home to the Vermont Senior Championships.

Dinner: Dinner is served at the inn this evening.

Evening: PRESENTATION: Golf Etiquette with a PGA Professional. Unlike many sports, golf is played for the most part without the supervision of a referee or umpire. The game relies on the integrity of each individual to show consideration for other players and to abide by the rules. Golf etiquette means all players should conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, demonstrating courtesy and sportsmanship at all times, regardless of how competitive they may be. Far from being an old-fashioned concept, this is the spirit of the game.

PGA Golf Instruction, Course Play, Evening Clinic
Mount Snow
Gray Ghost Inn

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel offers a wide selection of delicious options.

Morning: GOLF INSTRUCTION FIELD TRIP: Learning requires a balance of advice and practice. Our 6:1 student-to-pro ratio ensures you get personalized instruction along with time to work with new methods, learn from other students, and try things over and over until you understand what you're doing wrong and what you're doing right. Today will feature a videotape analysis. Each participant will be taped individually and your swing analyzed by your pro using slow motion, stop action, and frame-by-frame, so you can completely understand the dynamics of your swing. The video is yours to take with you and continue to learn at home!

Lunch: Lunch at the golf club offers the selections you've come to enjoy.

Afternoon: GOLF INSTRUCTION FIELD TRIP continues: Learn more and put it into practice with your pro. The Original Golf School trademarked teaching method starts you close to the hole, so you can develop control before adding power. It emphasizes incorporating the big muscles of your body into your swing to improve balance and create a strong foundation. Enjoy a round of golf with your new friends before returning to the hotel.

Dinner: Dinner is served at the inn.

Evening: PRESENTATION: A video filmed by the Mount Snow Teaching Professionals explores the Long and Short Games of golf.

AM Instruction, Afternoon Scramble Golf Tourn. with Pro
Mount Snow
Gray Ghost Inn

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel prepares you for the day with another nice variety of appetizing foods.

Morning: GOLF INSTRUCTION FIELD TRIP: Work with your PGA pro on fine tuning your swing and aspects of course management. This will come in handy as we prepare for an afternoon “scramble” tournament.

Lunch: Lunch at the club is an opportunity not only to dine but also relax and get your head into the game ahead.

Afternoon: SCRAMBLE TOURNAMENT: Put everything you’ve learned into play in a 9-hole “scramble” tournament with the pro and your fellow Road Scholar participants. There are many variations, but in a typical scramble, each player tees off on each hole. The best of the tee shots is selected and all players play their second shots from that spot. The best of the second shots is determined, then all play their third shots from that spot, and so on until the ball is holed. This is a great way to hone in on the fine points of course management. Return to the hotel and enjoy some down time poolside or elsewhere before our farewell dinner.

Dinner: This evening's farewell dinner with our instructors is followed by a light-hearted "awards" ceremony. Spend the rest of the evening with your new friends. You may not be able to resist regaling everyone with your favorite golf tales.

Wrap-up Session, Program Concludes
Mount Snow

Breakfast: Enjoy the last breakfast in this program, and maybe grab an extra little treat for the trip home.

Morning: WRAP-UP SESSION: Join the pro for a final session reviewing high points of the program and answering any remaining questions. This concludes "Golf In The Green Mountains." We trust you have enjoyed this exciting new program and will join us for other rewarding Road Scholar learning adventures in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!

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