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Wintergreen Golf Academy’s Fall Schools the Perfect Answer
For Golfers Looking to Improve Their Game

WINTERGREEN, Va. (Sept. 1, 2011) — Peter Jacobsen, a seven-time winner on the PGA Tour who is now a commentator for NBC, once said, “one of the most fascinating things about golf is how it reflects the cycle of life.  No matter what you shoot, the next day you have to go back to the first tee and begin all over again and make yourself into something.”

It’s no secret that golf is one of the most complex physical, mental and emotional sporting pursuits ever created.  In the eternal effort to improve, golfers understandably turn to expert instructors and golf schools to learn, progress and, ultimately, shave a few strokes off their scores.

Enter the Wintergreen Golf Academy at Wintergreen Resort, where each teaching professional can analyze a student’s swing and taper the program to train any body type – based on size, age, gender and other factors – to achieve the ideal swing. Instruction is not only invaluable to existing golfers looking to improve but also is an excellent starting point for beginners.

Wintergreen Golf Academy is offering two schools this fall designed to help students reach their personal potential faster and dramatically enhance their on-course experience.  Moreover, the ideal fall weather at Wintergreen Resort, combined with great course conditions and an array of activities for the entire family, underscore the attractiveness of the offerings.  Here is a closer look:

  • Build Your Own School.  Students can pick and choose from an array of options depending on what aspect of their game needs work.  Putting, chipping, pitching and bunker play are just four of the seven categories available as part of this new program.
  • Half Day School.  This program features two hours of comprehensive golf instruction by a Wintergreen Golf Academy PGA Professional, video swing analysis and much more.

Both schools are available throughout the fall, with special winter rates beginning Nov. 1, and include one round of golf at the Rees Jones-designed Stoney Creek Golf Course, a challenging 27-hole layout, or the Ellis Maples-designed Devils Knob Golf Course, the highest golf course in Virginia with an elevation of 3,850 feet.

To book a Wintergreen Golf Academy school, or to explore potential dates and times, contact PGA Professional Shaun Fronk by calling (434) 325-8249 or sending an e-mail to him at sfronk@wintergreenresort.com.

More information about the Wintergreen Golf Academy can be obtained by visiting www.wintergreenresort.com/Golf-Academy.  Guest lodging packages at Wintergreen Resort also can be tailored for Golf Academy students.

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About Wintergreen Resort: Wintergreen Resort is an 11,000-acre, four-season resort located atop the Blue Ridge Mountains southwest of Charlottesville, Va. This beautiful hideaway is the ultimate vacation and conference spot, nearly 300 condominium-style accommodations; 45 holes of championship golf; snow skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing; an award-winning tennis program; a full-service, destination spa; 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space; and savory dining options. The resort is located adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway in beautiful central Virginia near Charlottesville, just 90 minutes from Richmond, Va., three hours from Washington, D.C. and Raleigh, N.C., five and a half hours from Philadelphia, and eight hours from Atlanta. For more information, guests can call (434) 325-2200 or visit the resort’s web site at www.wintergreenresort.com

Media Contacts:
Dana Quillen
Wintergreen Resort
434.325.8150
dquillen@wintergreenresort.com

Karen Moraghan
Hunter Public Relations-East
908.876.5100
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