Old Palm reopens course, unveils practice enhancements

Old Palm Golf Club
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All putting surfaces on the golf course, three regulation-length practice holes and Old Palm's locally famous 19th hole have been re-turfed with TifEagle Bermuda to provide faster green speeds and truer rolls.
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Saturday, November 03, 2012 | 7:33 p.m.

Old Palm Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., has reopened its Raymond Floyd signature course after extensive course enhancements and the addition of the TrackMan golf radar to its 33-acre Golf Studio.

All putting surfaces on the golf course, three regulation-length practice holes and Old Palm's locally famous 19th hole have been re-turfed with TifEagle Bermuda to provide faster green speeds and truer rolls. In addition, green complexes on several holes were re-contoured to slope from back to front and enlarged to improve approach-shot receptivity.

Bunkers throughout the 7,401-yard layout also underwent upgrades, and a handful of new bunkers were installed to create more definition and strategic options.

"We are committed to providing our members with the best playing surfaces and course conditions," said Old Palm Director of Golf Bud Taylor. "The TifEagle greens offer a pure short game experience that players of all skill levels will appreciate."

The TrackMan golf swing and ball flight analysis system, which headlines the upgrades to the Golf Studio, utilizes Doppler radar to generate precise club and ball flight measurements, and has become popular among professionals and leading collegiate teams.

The Studio anchors a practice area that also includes a double-ended range, a hitting bay equipped with a V-1 swing analysis system, short-game area and three regulation practice holes -- a par 3, 4, and 5 -- on which golfers can replicate every shot and angle they encounter on the par-72 course.

For more information, visit www.oldpalmgolfclub.com

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