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SHAWNEE POISED TO BECOME THE NEW HOME OF “READY GOLF”
SHAWNEE ON DELAWARE, Pennsylvania (April 7, 2009) — Determined to be the "Ready Golf Capital of the World," The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is implementing a program that will reinforce how "Ready Golf" can enhance every round guests play at the historic, 27-hole retreat along the scenic Delaware Water Gap.
While maintaining its philosophy that guests should be able to enjoy the golf course at a relaxing pace, each golfer will be provided with a list of alternatives that can help groups complete 18 holes in Shawnee’s designated target time of 4 hours, 30 minutes. Brief course management presentations will be offered three times each day, based on staff availability.
"The Ready Golf Program at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is designed to improve the speed of play, which we believe will translate into an even better experience for everyone," said Steve Taggart, the Director of Golf at Shawnee. "We want to maintain a steady pace and eliminate preventable waiting periods throughout the golf course."
Starting April 15, The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort will establish one of the most comprehensive pace-of-play initiatives ever presented by a destination golf resort in the country. The resort hopes to infuse optimum time management within its guests’ individual golf experience. The program has its trained professional staff ready to inspire each golfer to adapt new habits that apply to everything from the most effective spots to park the golf cart, basic etiquette tips and ways to more quickly finish a hole and exit the green.
"We never want our guests to be in a hurry," Taggart said. "But there are so many little things that most of us never think about that can take several minutes off of each hole we play. That all adds up. Also, there is evidence that points to faster play improving scores, which is always the best benefit at the end of the day, as well."
Shawnee is the home of the first Tillinghast golf courses, which debuted in 1911 and serve as the birthplace of one of the most distinguished careers in the history of golf course architecture. The three distinct nines (Red, White and Blue) are laid out with 24 holes on a private island in the Delaware River.
The Tillinghast Golf Academy and the lighted Tillinghast Approach Course (a nine-hole par 3) accent the resort’s amenities for golfers. Access to the Approach Course, a perfect after-dinner activity for golfing families and friends, is complimentary to the resort’s overnight guests.
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.
For information about golf packages at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, call 800-SHAWNEE (742-9633) or 570-424-4000, or visit www.shawneeinn.com.
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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.
Trip Advisor for Business: Certificate of Excellence
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations -National General Manager of the Year, Rob Howell
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
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
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
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