Instruction for Juniors at all Levels of Play
SHAWNEE ON DELWARE, PENNSYLVANIA (March 10, 2009) — Combining the effective techniques of its experienced golf instruction staff with the latest in high-tech video swing analysis, and then blending in fun summer activities, Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort’s Tillinghast Golf Academy is offering junior golf camps that target the individual development of its young students, both on and off the golf course.
Located at the historic Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, the Tillinghast Golf Academy is known for successful results and including on-course playing experience on the course Golf Digest hailed as one of “America’s All-Time Greatest Courses” and one of the “Best Places to Play in 2008.”
Tillinghast Golf Academy junior golf camps feature:
- 5:1 camper/teacher ratio
- Professional instruction
- Video analysis
- Golf seminars
- After Dark Tournaments on the illuminated Approach Course
- Prizes and participation certificates
- One-on-one attention from a PGA certified golf instructor
For 2009 the summer schedule is as follows:
Junior Resident Camp (July 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 rounds on the resort’s course. Extracurricular adventures include river 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 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 the game. Prior to attending camp Jim Miller, Director of Instruction, will speak with each student’s golf coach in order to understand what elements require improvement.
Tee Wee Day Camp (July 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 student-to teacher ratio of 5:1, refreshments beverages, and daily lunch.
Shawnee features three distinct nine-hole layouts (Red, White and Blue), with 24 holes stretching along a private island in the Delaware River. An American golf landmark, Shawnee was A.W. Tillinghast’s first design, completed in 1911. It served as the career springboard for one of the game’s greatest architects. The course 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!
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.
For more information about the Shawnee’s Junior Camps, call (570) 424-4050 or visit ShawneeInn.com.