UPCC OFFERS GET GOLF READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS

University Park Country Club’s upcoming clinics give the gift of better golf

UNIVERSITY PARK – Heading into the holidays and Florida’s idyllic golf season, give yourself the gift of a better golf game by signing up for one or more of the upcoming November and December University Park Country Club clinics. A newly added golf school with one- to three-day programs as well as a beginner series for women offer additional options for newcomers to seasoned golfers, with all clinics designed to help improve any golfer’s technical and game skills.

Open to members and non-members, participants benefit from having head golf pro Ashley Hayden and former South African Open champion, head teaching professional Clinton Whitelaw, along with LPGA Legends Tour player and head teaching golf pro Sue Ertl, share their skill, knowledge and acumen.

November & December Golf School & Clinic Schedule

3-Day Golf School

Dates: November 19-21

December 10-12

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon each day (lunch voucher included)

Cost: $359/person per school session

Offered three consecutive mornings, this is the most comprehensive and thorough program for golfers looking for more intensive game and stroke improvement.

2-Day Golf School

Dates: November 12-13

December 3-4

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon each day (lunch voucher included)

Cost: $299/person per school session

A more condensed version of the three-day golf school, participants will still receive more comprehensive training and coaching to improve their golf game.

1-Day Golf School

Dates: November 5

December 19

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon each day (lunch voucher included)

Cost: $199/person per school session

Includes full-swing, chipping, bunkers and putting analysis and instruction.

Ladies “First Swing” Beginner Series

Dates: November 5, 12, 19, 23

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Cost: $125/person

A series for the beginner female golfer to get you started.

Ladies “Second Swing” Beginner Series

Dates: December 3, 10, 17, 21

Time: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Cost: $125/person

For those who enjoyed the First Swing Immersion and desire to continue with a variety of instruction and playing opportunities in a group setting.

TrackMan Clinics

Dates: November 2, 9, 16, 23,30

December 7, 14, 21, 28

Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $49 per person/ per clinic

Friday morning technical skill clinics, which are limited to four participants per session with Driver Optimization and Golf Club Gapping Assessment options. Clinics are hosted by TrackMan certified instructors and include a TrackMan Data Analysis report, which includes the most accurate club and ball tracking technology available in the game today.

Men’s Golf Clinics

Dates: November 6, 13, 20, 27

December 4, 11, 18, 25

Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. (same time for all dates)

Cost: $25 per person/per clinic

Weekly topics offered every Tuesday include basic putting technique, driver skills, irons, hybrids, bunker play and specialty shots. The small group clinics designed to help participants improve their game in a friendly atmosphere. Maximum class size is 10 with a minimum 5:1 student/instructor ratio.

Ladies’ Golf Clinics

Dates: Wednesdays: November 7, 14, 21, 28

Wednesdays: December 5, 12, 19, 26

Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. (same time for all dates)

Cost: $25 per person/per clinic

Weekly topics offered every Wednesday include putting, chipping, irons, driver, hybrids, bunker play, specialty shots, pre-shot and pre-round routine. Join other like-minded women who want to improve and learn how to more fully enjoy the game of golf. Maximum class size is 10 with a minimum 5:1 student/instructor ratio.

Saturday Morning Drop-In Clinics

Dates: November 3, 10, 17, 24

December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. (same for all dates)

Cost: $25 per person/ per clinic

Each week includes one full shot topic and one short game topic.

Saturday Junior/ Youth Golf Clinics (ages 6 to 16)

Dates: November 3, 10, 17, 24

December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Time: 9:00 – 10:00 am (same for all dates)

Cost: $25 per person / per clinic (includes a healthy snack and drink)

Clinics cover putting, chipping, pitching, long game, bunkers, rules and knowledge tests with a different focus each week.

“Sue-Real” Clinic and a Cocktail

Date: November 16

December 14

Time: 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.

Cost: $35 per person, includes post clinic cocktail!

Join former LPGA star and Ladies Legend Golfer, Sue Ertl, for Friday afternoon golf clinic and happy hour as she guides participants through a warm up clinic and three holes on the golf course. Let Sue assess your game and help you improve the basic fundamentals including full swing, chipping, putting and much more! After golf, join Sue for a cocktail where you can ask her about her stories from the tour and other valuable golf tips for improving and enjoying your game more.

Registration

Advance registration required and space is limited. Register in person at the Pro Shop, online at www.signupschedule.com/upccga or call 941-359-3999.

About University Park Country Club

Located at 7671 The Park Boulevard in University Park, Fla., University Park Country Club is open to the public for daily golf play, as well as daily lunch and Sunday Brunch at the Park Grille & Café. Consistently honored with numerous “Best of Sarasota” awards from Sarasota Magazine and the Herald-Tribune, including Best Place to Play Golf and Tennis, Dining with a View, and Best Sunday Brunch, the Golf Digest 4-Star rated club’s Golf Academy provides hourly, single an multi-day clinics and social events for men and women, a Junior Golf Academy program and flexible options for seasonal and summer golf memberships, tournaments, and social functions for up to 200 people. For more information, visit www.signupschedule.com/upccga or call 941-359-9999.

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