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Shawnee Introduces 2009 Golf Camps

SHAWNEE ON DELWARE, PENNSYLVANIA — By combining the teaching techniques of professional golf instructors with high-tech video swing analysis, and then blending them with numerous fun summer activities, Shawnee's Tillinghast Golf Academy is again offering golf camps that target the development of each student, on and off the golf course. The 2009 camps are in July and August.

Junior Resident Camp (Jul. 19-23, 2009)
Tuition is $1,050 for boys and girls ages 10-18 years old and includes 5 days and 4 nights in The Shawnee Inn's Delaware Lodge. PGA Professional, Jim Miller, leads instruction that covers the complete swing, short game skills, rules and etiquette training, as well as on-course management. In addition to daily regiments of instruction, students will play four guided rounds on Shawnee's course. Extracurricular adventures include river adventures such as rafting, canoeing, and swimming. Daily games and contests also are part of the camp program.

High School Camp (Aug. 2-6, 2009)
Tuition is $1,050 for high school teens ages 14-18 and includes 5 days and 4 nights in The Shawnee Inn's Delaware Lodge. The Tillinghast Golf Academy is offering a golf camp geared towards members of high school golf teams. This camp is specifically designed towards making a high school golf team or improving every aspect of an adolescent golfer's game. Prior to attending camp Jim Miller, Director of Instruction, will speak with each student's golf coach in order to understand what aspects require improvement.

Tee Wee Day Camp (Jul. 28-30, 2009)
Tuition is $146 per student and takes place from 9am to 12pm. The Tee Wee camp includes a total of nine hours of professional instruction with a class student to teacher ratio of 5:1, refreshments beverages, and lunch each day.

The Tillinghast Golf Academy is located at the historic Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. Enjoy great instruction from Shawnee's professional staff, and fantastic golf at what Golf Digest hailed as one of "America's All-Time Greatest Courses" and most recently listed as one of the "Best Places to Play in 2008". Here is what to expect when attending a camp:

  • 5:1 camper/teacher ratio
  • Professional instruction
  • Video analysis
  • Golf seminars
  • Night time tournament on lit approach course
  • Camp prizes and participation certificates
  • One-on-one attention tailored to teach

Shawnee features three distinct nine-hole courses (Red, White and Blue), 24 of the holes which are located on a private island in the Delaware River. Tillinghast's first-ever design was completed here in 1911 and served as the career springboard for one of the game's greatest architects. The Tillinghast Golf Academy and the lighted Tillinghast Approach Course, a nine-hole, par three layout, accent the resort's amenities for golfers.

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is conveniently located 70 miles from New York City, 100 miles from Philadelphia, 150 miles from Albany, N.Y. and 200 miles from Washington, D.C. Three airports - Lehigh Valley International, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Newark International - all are within easy distance of the property.

The resort features three dining establishments: the golf-themed Sam Snead's Tavern, River Room Restaurant and The Bistro.

Rich in the history of golf, Shawnee hosted the 1967 NCAA Championship, which was won by Hale Irwin playing for the University of Colorado. In the 1938 PGA Championship held at Shawnee, Paul Runyan defeated Sam Snead 8 and 7 in the title match during the tournament's era of match play. Today, the resort hosts the Shawnee Open, a sanctioned point tournament for the Philadelphia Section of the PGA. The greats played here, so can you!

For more information about the Shawnee's Junior Camps, call (570) 424-4050 or visit ShawneeInn.com.

 

About The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, rich in breathtaking views, features 80 rooms in the historic Inn, 12 rooms in the Delaware Lodge, plus six suites and two cottages in Shawnee's luxury accommodation, the Legacy Collection. Shawnee's varieties of recreational facilities make it an ideal destination for any event. Choose from Shawnee's 27-hole championship island golf course, golf lessons at the Tillinghast Golf Academy, nine-hole lighted Tillinghast Approach Course, skiing at Shawnee Mountain, mountain biking, or hiking on the scenic Appalachian Mountain trails, canoeing, rafting, kayaking, indoor pool, fitness room, tennis, professional theater, and Spa Shawnee and Salon.

Media Contacts:

Jeromy Wo
Public Relations
pr@shawneeinn.com
(570) 424-4050 x1409

Karen Moraghan
Hunter Public Relations
kmoraghan@hunter-pr.com
(908) 876-5100

 


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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