Tue Jun 26 2012Enjoy free golf clinics at Palmer Coolum Resort
BUDDING golfers can lower their handicaps without lowering their bank balances at a range of free local community clinics to be held at the home of the Australian PGA Championship, Palmer Coolum Resort.
The resort’s Director of Golf, Paul Crangle, has teed up the free local community lessons to be held from 8.30am to 9.30am each Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday - starting on Tuesday 3 July.
“It’s our way of giving back to the local community who support us so much,” Mr Crangle said.
“We are delighted to be offering these free clinics and I’m sure everyone will enjoy themselves and advance their game at the same time.
“Limited to a maximum of 30 people per session, the lessons will be taken by our expert golf professionals covering everything an aspiring player needs to improve their game,” he said.
Throughout July the Tuesday sessions will focus on chipping/pitching, Thursdays will be dedicated to woods and irons, while the Sunday sessions will be beginner lessons for kids. The program will change each month.
Additionally, on one selected Friday each month, the resort will host a free friendly Ambrose competition allowing coaches to observe players’ techniques, assist where possible and even hit some shots when required.
The first Ambrose tees off at 2.00pm on Friday July 27. Bookings are essential must be made for each session through Palmer Coolum Resort Golf Pro Shop on 07 5449 3366.
Grant Garrison began his career as a PGA Golf Professional in 1984 and won a dozen professional events throughout the following 6 years. He left his playing days behind to became a Golf Club Director and managed 2 exclusive country clubs in Southern California from 1990-2000. During this period, Grant was elected as a board member of the Professional Golf Association of America and managed several "Grow the game" projects.
In 2000, Grant accepted a position with Nike Inc. and created over 100 Nike Golf Learning Centers throughout the United States. His responsibility was to create and implement new programs and provide on-going training to over 400 golf teachers. This program became the largest and most effective player development program in America.
In 2006, He started his own business in Los Angeles, California. The company specialized in high tech golf instruction using the latest bio-feedback learning systems. The company also provided custom equipment and repair. The company was sold in 2009.
In 2010, Grant became the National Golf Team Coach in the countries of Bhutan and Nepal and is the designer of the highest golf course in the world located between Bhutan and Tibet. He now resides permanently in Australia.
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