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Whether you are a beginner just learning the game or a current player wanting to improve skills and lower scores, these 1-day schools are the perfect way to improve your game.  Each school's enrollment is limited for optimum student/teacher interaction and effective learning.  Sign up with a friend or two!

Instructor Information

Sherri Pla - Head PGA Golf Professional
561-626-7888
spla@pbgfl.com
11401 Northlake Boulevard 
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33412  
561.626.7888


INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION


GOLF CLINICS FOR ALL LEVELS

Let's face it; taking a lesson is the best way to improve your stroke, whether you want to work on putting, driving, pitching, or just about anything else. Learning all the fundamentals necessary to play the game, feel comfortable and most importantly, having fun.



 

Get Golf Ready is designed to teach everything you'll need to play golf in just a few lessons. PGA and LPGA Professionals will show you that there are lots of ways to play by combining fun, friends and fitness. Each session will focus on the various golf skills you will use while playing. In addition to learning the basics, you will be guided onto the golf course to put your skills into action in a casual, friendly setting.

What You Need to Bring
Just yourself, a desire to have fun and perhaps a few friends to enjoy the great outdoors. Golf Clubs, balls and other equipment will be provided for your use.

GET GOLF READY is your on ramp to the game and all it has to offer you personally and professionally.  This fun, affordably-priced learning experience for adults provides a series of group lessons and gets you on course to play!

Contact one of the following South Florida facilities to enroll in Get Golf Ready or visit GetGolfReady.com to find additional facilities.

  

Facility

Coordinator

Phone

City

Conte's Palm Aire Golf Academy

Stephen Conte, PGA

954-971-7867

Pompano Beach

Country Club of Miami

John A Miller, PGA

305-829-8456 x278

Hialeah

The Florida Club

"Bobby P" Petelinkar, PGA

772-486-6483

Stuart

Frenchman's Reserve

Mark P. Tribuiani, PGA

561-472-0800 x147

Palm Beach Gardens

John Prince Golf Learning Ctr

Ryan Alvino, PGA

561-629-8724

Lake Worth

Jupiter Country Club

Barrett White, PGA

561-746-3950

Jupiter

Okeeheelee Golf Course

Mary-Lee Cobick, LPGA

561-964-4653 x104

West Palm Beach

PGA Center for Golf Learning &Performance

Holly Taylor, PGA

772-370-5422

Port St. Lucie

PGA Tour Superstore

Michael E. Thomson, PGA

561-214-7000

Delray Beach

Southwinds Golf Course

Rick McGee, PGA

561-483-1305

Boca Raton

TPC at Eagle Trace

Chris Duquette, PGA

954-753-7222

Coral Springs

 

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If you have any suggestions on golf clinic locations or instructors, please contact EWGA-PBC Golf Education and we will try to set something up. Let's Get Golf Ready!

Leagues 

The EWGA PBC chapter leagues 

have been created to offer members fun, organized, weekly golf outings.  While we do ask you to register for the leagues, we understand that you may not be available every week.  You can join a league anytime during the league... even if you miss the first week you can still register for future weeks.

North Palm Beach Country Club

Look for us in 2015

Bingo Bango Bongo League 2014  

 

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EWGA PBC Current Policies


 

  1. Event Captain (point person who organizes a major event), will receive $50 in EWGA bucks toward a future EWGA event.
  2. All Events will budget for a 5% “profit” in order to cover PayPal expenses (By rule, these cannot be charged only to individuals using PayPal.) and the Event Captain’s EWGA bucks.
  3. Non-member release form to be used at all events. Guests are to sign this form.
  4. Selected events will be restricted to individuals with an official USGA handicap index.
  5. League play is allowed for a guest, one time only, for a $5 fee. For continued participation in a league, the individual must join EWGA and pay the league fee.
  6. In order to receive a refund for any event, 72 hour notice is required.
  7. Non-EWGA-PBC members are limited to participating in Saturday Golf, Sunday Golf, or other outing, a maximum of two times per year. After two participations, the individual will be required to join the EWGA-PBC chapter (either as primary or dual member) to continue participating in our outings. This policy does not apply to events where a guest fee is advertised.
  8. Certain events throughout the year will support the “Board Discretionary Fund” with either profits from the event or proceeds from a 50/50 drawing. This discretionary fund may be used to support chapter members who qualify for the National Championship. The fund may be used for other purposes the board deems appropriate.

Golf & Social Events

  1. Happy Holidays to ALL EWGA Members

    Dec 1, 14 - Jan 1, 15
    May all your dreams come true
  2. Atlantis Country Club - YOU PUTT 'IN ?

    Dec 20, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (ET)
    Putt'in for the HO HO Holiday Dough
  3. NO GOLF Enjoy your Holidays

    Dec 27
  4. Palm Beach Gardens Municiple

    Jan 3
  5. Westchester Golf CLub

    Jan 10
  6. PINK BALL EVENT IS BACK

    Feb 14
  7. International Golf School - Great for beginner

    Feb 17 - Mar 14
    Royal Palm Beach, FL, United States
  8. 2015 HIGHWAY SERIES - Exciting and FUN

    Feb 21, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM (ET)
  9. Westchester Golf Club

    Feb 28, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)

HOT NEWS FROM EWGA HQ - December 2014

Syndicated Content - Slide 1


Syndicated Content - Shop 4

Syndicated Content - Newsletter 5

 

Syndicated Content - Refer A Friend 7

Rules - Myth or Fact:

Myth or Fact:

By Kelly Kleckner, 
Class A LPGA Teaching Professional

Myth or Fact:
 The margin of a water hazard extends downwards and the stakes and lines marking the hazard are outside of the hazard. This is Rule 26 - "Water Hazards." The above statement, however, is a Myth.

Too often I see people misjudging stakes and not knowing how to go about the penalty. Here's how it works: A water hazard is considered any sea, lake, pond, river, ditch, or other open water course. All ground or water within the margin of a water hazard is part of the hazard. The margin of the hazard extends up and down, and the stakes and lines defining it are in the hazard.

Lateral hazard: Defined by red stakes or lines and is situated so that it is not possible to drop a ball behind the hazard.

Options: There are five options when a ball lies within a lateral hazard: 1. Play it as it lies. 2. Drop behind the hazard on a line formed by the hole and the point (A) where the ball entered the hazard-one stroke penalty. 3. You may return to the tee or the last spot from which you played the ball - again penalty of "in on 1, out on 2, hitting 3." 4. You may drop within two club-lengths of the point of entry (A) - no nearer the hole. 5. You may drop on the opposite side of the hazard making sure it is the same distance from the hole as A. Lots to remember!

Water hazard: Defined by yellow stakes or lines and it is possible to drop directly behind the hazard.

Options: You have three choices in a water hazard: 1. If the ball is playable you may play it without penalty. 2. If it's not playable, imagine a line running from the point where the ball last crossed the margin of the hazard. You may drop any place on the course on an extension of that line for a one stroke penalty. 3. You may return to the tee where your next stroke would be your third(if that was your tee shot).

HANDICAP INFORMATION

"What's your handicap?"

It's a question often heard when golf is the topic of conversation. But what is a "handicap"? Simply put, a golf handicap is a number that tells you how many strokes over par on average that you usually play. Handicaps are an integral part of the game of golf and allow players of varying ability to compete fairly, whether in a casual golf outing or in a competition. A handicap can also help a player track their improvement over time.  Always remember:

1. You must try to make the best score at each hole
2. You are required to post every acceptable round

Adjusted Scores

If you skip a hole or don't play it according to the Rules of Golf (incl. Mulligans) you must post a score of Par plus any handicap strokes you would receive.  For example, if your course handicap is 18, you will receive 1 stroke on each hole, so any hole you do not play would be scored as Par + 1.  If you play at least 7 holes you can post a 9 hole score using this method to score the un-played holes.  If you play at least 13 holes, you can post an 18 hole score using this method. 

If you start, but do not complete a hole, or are conceded a stroke you must record the score you most likely would have made had you finished out the hole.  Scores in a Competition are generally not Adjusted until posted for handicaps.

Equitable Stroke Control (ESC)
Equitable stroke control puts a cap on individual hole scores, for handicap purposes, and keeps scores reasonable.

Course
Handicap 
Maximum Score
on Any Hole 
 
9 or less Double Bogey
10 - 19 7
20 - 29 8
30 - 39 9
40 or more   10

Visit the Handicap Corner for information on Handicaps and to view some terrific Handicap articles

TIPS & TRICK - Bunker Shot with low club head speed

Bunker Shot with Lower club head speed tips and trick

Set up so that you will be able to splash the sand:

* Hold your hands high on the grip of the club. By placing your hands toward the top of the handle, you maximize the length of your sand wedge, which will help it to be able to hit the sand firmly.
* Position your golf ball in line with the instep of your forward foot, just like a tee shot. Playing your ball more forward in your stance will help to position the ball later in the swing so that the club head will enter the sand before striking your golf ball.
* Dig your feet into the sand. Digging your feet into the sand also helps to lower the bottom of your swing and will help you to contact the sand before the ball and helps to ensure a nice long divot in the sand. A divot in the bunker is ideally 12 to 15 inches long.

The necessary adjustments for low club head speed players are:

* A square face at address. You will not want to open the face of the sand wedge since this will produce more loft and less distance and due to the fact that you do not generate a lot of speed for most bunker shots you will need all of the distance possible.
* A square stance. In other words, your feet should be parallel to the target line just as they are for a normal full swing. Due the fact that you will not open the club face to maximize the distance it won’t be necessary to open your stance.
* A little attitude with a full finish. Since the sand acts as such a buffer between the club face and the ball, it will be necessary for the low club head speed player to take what feels like a very full swing with a full finish. To ensure that the swing has all the speed that you are able to generate, you will lift your trailing foot so that your heel comes up as your body turns forward and as the foot rotates up to the toe.
* Change to a less lofted club for greater distance splash shots. If you don't generate a lot of swing speed you will find that your splash shot with your sand wedge won't travel far, maybe only eight to 10 yards. If this is the case you will need to change to a less lofted club, like a pitching wedge or a gap wedge, for your longer splash shots.

By having a plan that will work for your game and club head speed, you'll have more success. When you know how to handle a greenside bunker and you are less worried about going into one, you may be surprised how much less often you find yourself there.

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This section covers golf rules and education including etiquette and handicap.  If you have a question or want to submit an article, send a note to: EWGA-PBC Golf Education.  Also, if you want to look up a rule yourself, visit USGA Rules and Decisions or for video visit The Rules of Golf Explained.

Rules & Education


 

How to Score Common Golf Penalty Shots

A stray shot in golf is frustrating, but it happens to the best golfers. Where the ball is hit makes a difference in how it is played and scored. Take a look at these common golf penalty shots and how to deal with them:

Penalty How to Score
Out-of-bounds 1-stroke penalty plus distance. Replay the ball from where it was just played (or tee up again if it was your first shot).
Unplayable lies 1-stroke penalty. Drop the ball within two club lengths of the original spot, no nearer to the hole. Or drop the ball as far back as you want, as long as you keep the original unplayable lie point between you and the hole. You may also return to the spot from which you played your original shot if you prefer.
Water hazard (yellow stakes) 1-stroke penalty. Play the ball as near as possible to the place from which the original shot was hit. Or drop a ball behind the water, as long as you keep the point at which the original ball crossed the edge of the water hazard directly between the hole and the spot on which the ball is dropped. There is no limit to how far behind the water hazard you can go with the ball.
Lateral water hazard (red stakes) 1- stroke penalty. Drop a ball outside the lateral hazard within two club lengths of where the ball went in, but not nearer to the hole. Or keep a point on the opposite edge of the water hazard equidistant from the hole.
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This section covers golf rules and education including etiquette and handicap.  If you have a question or want to submit an article, send a note to: EWGA-PBC Golf Education.  Also, if you want to look up a rule yourself, visit USGA Rules and Decisions or for video visit The Rules of Golf Explained.