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23104
Pennsylvania

Historic Shawnee’s Premier Courses: Golfing With Your Grandchild

Tee up! Develop your golf game alongside your grandchild and professional PGA & Nike instructors as you enjoy daily practice, instructive lessons and useful tips on two premier courses.
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Program No. 23104RJ
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6 days
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849
Pennsylvania

Historic Shawnee’s Premier Courses: Golfing With Your Grandchild

Tee up! Develop your golf game alongside your grandchild and professional PGA & Nike instructors as you enjoy daily practice, instructive lessons and useful tips on two premier courses.
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Program No. 23104 RJ
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Fore! Take your golf game to new heights as you and your grandchild play at the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, a historic course graced with magnificent trees, picturesque mountains and a beautiful river. Hone your skills during daily small-group instruction and practice each morning with PGA Professionals and NIKE Golf Camp Instructors, who will introduce you and your grandchild to the basics of this great game, including history, etiquette and tips. Then, play nine holes each afternoon to test out your skills on the green!

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Polish your moves during a 30-minute private lesson with your grandchild and a golf pro in addition to your daily instruction and a Master Class from PGA and NIKE Golf Camp instructors.
  • Play golf each afternoon on Shawnee’s 27-hole and Great Bear’s 18-hole championship golf courses to work on the skills you picked up during your morning lessons.
  • Celebrate the end of the week with a special putting contest and a farewell dinner with your teammates and opponents!
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THE KIDS BOOK OF GOLF
by John Gordon
Forget the plaid pants, the white-fringed shoes, the silly caps -- the game of golf has come a long way! And it's experiencing unprecedented popularity with kids. This informative book introduces them to the basics of golf, as well as to the origins and history of the game, golf equipment and etiquette, types of courses, and stars of the past, present and future. This is not simply a how-to book, but an engaging and informative look at an increasingly kid-friendly sport. The comprehensive format will appeal to young golfers just starting out and to those already familiar with the game
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
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.
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6 days
5 nights
13 meals
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DAY
1
Check-in, Campus Tour, Orientation, Welcome Dinner, Lecture
Shawnee on Delaware, PA
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The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Activity note: Check-in begins at 4pm, followed by a Orientation, introductions and campus tour at 4 pm, then Welcome Dinner and lecture with one of Golf Professionals.

Afternoon: Program Registration: After you check into the hotel, come over to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule that reflects any last-minute changes, and other important information. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet when you check in. Please drop your golf clubs at the BAG DROP at the end of the main circular drive way. The golf shop will tag and store your bag (and shoes if you like) all week. Orientation: At 5pm, the Group Leader will greet everyone, lead introductions, and introduce Shawnee’s Tillinghast Golf Academy pros/Nike Golf Camp Instructors. We will review the program theme, the up-to-date Daily Schedule and any changes, discuss safety guidelines, emergency procedures, roles and responsibilities, and answer any questions you may have. There will be a campus tour during orientation to familiarize you with the Inn and golf course.

Dinner: Tonight's American Home-Style Buffet dinner at the Inn will offer two entrees (one vegetarian), two salads, rolls and butter, vegetables, rice or potatoes, fruit platter, dessert and beverages.

Evening: One of our Tillinghast Golf pros/experienced Nike Camp Instructors will further introduce us to the program and provide a Golf overview about the skills and techniques we will learn. There will also be discussion about golf etiquette and other expectations. Following the session, there will be an opportunity for Q&A’s. JUST FOR KIDS! We will play a fun game to get to know each other and then enjoy s'mores by the campfire out on the grand lawn!

DAY
2
Golf Lessons, Nine Hole Practice, Movie Night
Shawnee on Delaware, PA
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The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Activity note: Golf carts will be used to carry equipment between holes.

Breakfast: In the Inn’s River Room, enjoy your choice of hot and/or cold breakfast selections from fruit to home-made granola, pancakes or French toast, a variety of breakfast meats, an omelette station, and more.

Morning: During our golf instruction sessions with our PGA/Nike Camp Instructors at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, we will divide into groups and rotate between a series of learning stations. At the learning stations, groups will then be divided further for more personalized instructions. At some point during the week, each and every grandparent/grandchild pairing will receive a 30 minute PRIVATE LESSON with our golf pro! Just the two of you! You will be pulled from the station rotation for this lesson experience.

Lunch: At the Inn, enjoy a delightful array of local foods in a buffet featuring seasonal dishes, salads, soup, a vegetarian option and other healthy choices, as well as coffee, tea, and a truly decadent dessert.

Afternoon: With our pros, we’ll play nine holes (or more if you desire) of Shawnee’s 27-hole championship golf course while working on our skills that we learning during the mornings instruction.

Dinner: Italian Themed Buffet dinner at the Inn will include two salads, rolls and butter, two entrees (one vegetarian) vegetables, rice or potatoes, fruit platter, dessert and beverages.

Evening: JUST FOR KIDS: Watch a family friendly movie with your new friends!

DAY
3
Golf Lessons, Master Class, Play Golf, Concert
Shawnee on Delaware, PA
B,L,D
The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Activity note: Golf carts will be used to carry equipment between holes.

Breakfast: The River Room breakfast buffet features an array of hot and cold foods, make your own waffles, omelette station, fresh fruit, homemade granola, and pastries.

Morning: Continue our small group instruction with the Tillinghast and Nike Camp professionals. The Shawnee golf course was built by Charles Campbell Worthington and completed in 1910. In 1912, Worthington invited professional golfers from around the world to compete on his course, which led to the formation of the Professional Golfers Association.

Lunch: Lunch buffet at the Inn will offer salads, soup, sandwiches or wraps, homemade cookies, fruit and beverages.

Afternoon: Learn from our best golf instructors during this unique Master Class opportunity. They will demonstrate a variety of drives and approaches, implementing all of the skills you have been learning throughout the week. This is a terrific opportunity to ask questions!! There will still be time to play 9 holes this afternoon after our class.

Dinner: Inn buffet. Tonight's Farm to Table meal will be presented by our Executive Chef. Before dinner, embark on a golf cart tour out to our Shawnee Golf Island.

Evening: We’ll attend a concert at Shawnee featuring local musicians. It might be anything from classical to doo-wop, bluegrass to rock and roll. Whatever the music, feeling the rhythm and how you move to it as well as hearing the notes is part of learning how to be a performer. If you’d like to get a snack on your own after the concert, the Buckwood Café is open until 8:00 p.m. They make homemade yummy cookies, muffins, and breads.

DAY
4
Golf Lessons, Free Afternoon, Approach Course
Shawnee on Delaware, PA
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The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Activity note: Keep your clubs after the morning instruction to play the approach course tonight.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet will include an array of hot and cold foods, an omelette station, make your own waffles, fresh fruit, pastry and beverages.

Morning: Continue our small group instruction with the Tillinghast and Nike Camp professionals. An early fixture on the PGA tour for more than 20 years from 1916 to 1937, Worthington’s course hosted the PGA Championship in 1938.

Lunch: This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.

Afternoon: Free Afternoon. Take this opportunity for personal independent exploration to see and do what interests you most. Please refer to the list of Free Time Opportunities. The Group Leader and Program Coordinator will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions. Should you decide to golf on our course again during your free time today, there will be additional fees. Road Scholar participants do receive a discounted rate. Please inquire with your group leader if interested.

Dinner: Mexican Themed Buffet dinner at the Inn will offer two salads, two entrees (one vegetarian,) rolls and butter, vegetables, rice or potatoes, fresh fruit, dessert and beverages.

Evening: We’ll play the Approach Course, also known as a Pitch-and-Putt course due to the short length of the holes – often no longer than 130 yards to practice our new skills. JUST FOR KIDS - The pool is open for swimming tonight until 10:00 pm.

DAY
5
Golf Lessons, Nine Hole Practice, Celebratory Dinner
Shawnee on Delaware, PA
B,L,D
The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Activity note: Golf carts will be used to carry equipment between holes.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in the River Room will feature an array of hot and cold foods, make your own waffles, omelette station, fresh fruit, pastry and beverages.

Morning: Continue our small group instruction with the Tillinghast and Nike Camp professionals. Our golf course was designed by famed architect Albert Warren Tillinghast, after whom the Golf Academy is named for. Tillinghast designed more than 250 golf courses and was inducted into the Golf Hall of Fame in 2014.

Lunch: Inn Buffet

Afternoon: Putting all of your new skills together, we’ll play nine holes of golf with our pros followed by nine holes on your own.

Dinner: We’ll have a special farewell meal plus water and iced tea; other beverages available for purchase. Featuring local and all natural food, they also serve an assortment of beer from the ShawneeCraft Brewery. JUST FOR KIDS: Make sure you exchange information with you new friends so you can keep in touch!

DAY
6
The Highly Anticipated Putting Contest
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Activity note: Hotel check-out at 11:00 a.m.

Breakfast: The River Room breakfast featuring hot and cold foods, an omelette station, make your own waffles, fresh fruit, pastry and beverages.

Morning: Compete in the putting contest that will surprise you with twists and turns to challenge you and test out your new and improved putting skills.






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