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95th Year Building Golf Bridge

Shawnee Ushers in its 2014 Golf Season


Monday, March 31, 2014 (Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania) – On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort will begin the construction of its golf bridge ushering in the golf season in the Pocono Mountains. 

Since approximately 1919, The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, then called the Buckwood Inn, has been building its iconic golf bridge that leads players onto the 27-hole course located on an island in the middle of the Delaware River.  Shawnee’s esteemed grounds crew still erect the bridge in the same manner they have for nearly a century using a flat river barge, ladders, and elbow grease.  Amazingly, construction of the bridge only takes about three to four days.  Prior to the bridge, transportation to the golf island was made by horse driven ferries. 

The course is projected to open on April 4, 2014.  Shawnee will be extending its “Free Golf” promotion until April 24th.  Golfers will only be charged a $25.00 cart maintenance fee for 18-holes of golf.  Free Golf overnight packages start at $69 per person and include overnight accommodations at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, Breakfast in the River Room and 18-holes of Golf on Shawnee’s Golf Island.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY ADVISORY

WHAT:   INSTALLATION OF THE WOODEN BRIDGE AT THE SHAWNEE INN AND GOLF RESORT

DESCRIPTION: Signaling the beginning of golf season, the iconic bridge is being installed.  Golf season officially opens on Friday, April 4, 2014.

WHEN:  Installation starts on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. and will take three days to complete.  (Best Photo Opportunity: April 3 at 9:00 a.m.)

WHERE: The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania

BRIDGE FACTS:  
-1015 pieces of lumber connected with 2610 bolts 
-13 sections spanning 284 feet
-Wooden bridge is comprised of southern yellow pine and douglas fir  
-Designed by C.C. Worthington, a wealthy New York engineer and business owner who built The Buckwood Inn, now known  as The Shawnee Inn
 
MEDIA CONTACT
Jeromy Wo
Public Relations                             
pr@shawneeinn.com                          
570-424-4050 x1409 

 

 

 


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List of Accolades

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort would like to thank the all of the organizations that have recognized our efforts towards excellence. We are a proud member of the community and look forward to working together to continue providing outstanding service.

2012

Trip Advisor for Business: Certificate of Excellence

Winner
Certificate of Excellence
2012

2011

Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations -National General Manager of the Year, Rob Howell

2010

Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations Chef’s Palate Award for “Best Use of Local and Organic Ingredients”-Chef "G"
Award of Excellence “Most Creative Booth” from the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce Expo 2010
Save Our Planet Award, The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association-Rob Howell, General Manager of the Year
Community Service Award, The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau
Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau-Jeromy Wo, Public Relations Coordinator, Brand Hero
American Legion Auxiliary-Certificate of Appreciation


 

2009

The Pocono Business Journals Green List
The Monroe County Historical Associations Historical Preservation Award
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau's Outstanding Tourism Employee - Will Stryeski
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau's Green Award - The Shawnee Inn and Gold Resort
Voted Best Place to Work by Happenings Magazine
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce Save Our Planet Award
The Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association's General Manager of the Year Nomination - Rob Howell


2008

Voted Best Place to Work by Happenings Magazine
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerces Save Our Planet Award
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureaus Outstanding Tourism Employee Rob Howell, General Manager
Outstanding Women in Business Monica Startari, Director of Marketing
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerces Chairman of Business Award Charlie Kirkwood, Owner
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations General Manager of the Year Nomination Rob Howell, General Manager


2007

The National Recreation Area of the Delaware Water Gaps Conservation Award
The American Cancer Societys Certificate of Appreciation for being First Property in the Pocono Mountains to go Smoke-Free
Bizzy Awards Best Overall Business