Golf News for Tuesday, June 20, 2006 | Resorts

Golfers challenged at Ocean Hammock Resort's Mary Hafeman Golf School

PALM COAST, Fla. -- Mary Hafeman, head golf professional at Ocean Hammock Golf Club and one of Golf For Women’s “Top 50 Teachers,” will be offering a series of instructional programs throughout the fall, all with appealing three-to-one, student-to-instructor ratios.

The fall 2006 lineup for the Mary Hafeman Golf School at Ocean Hammock, headquartered at Ocean Hammock Resort along Florida’s northeast coast, includes an array of options for beginning, intermediate and serious golfers, from concentrated half-day instructional programs on the long game and short game, to comprehensive one-, two- and three-day schools. Hafeman also offers couples or individualized instruction.

The golf school’s home course, Ocean Hammock Golf Club, is an award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature Design, featuring eight holes with Atlantic Ocean views. Among the accolades received the course has received include:

• The Best You Can Play, Golf Digest
• Ranked No. 3, Top Courses in Florida, 2004, Golfweek
• Top Ten New Upscale Courses, Golf Digest
• Top 50 Golf Courses for Women, Golf For Women

The schools are scheduled from mid-September through the first week of December. In addition, other dates may also be arranged at the convenience of the golf students interested.
(A complete Mary Hafeman 2006 Fall Golf School schedule follows.)

A 2004 inductee into the Wisconsin State Golf Association (WSGA) Hall of Fame, Hafeman is a former player on the LPGA Tour. In 1979, she was ranked fourth by Golf Digest among women amateur players in the United States.

Ocean Hammock Resort offers special room packages for golf school participants. Golf school room packages range from $179 to $395 based on room type and season. Accommodations are available in the AAA 4-Diamond rated Lodge at Ocean Hammock or in luxurious ocean-front condominiums.

For information on specific golf school dates or additional information about lodging at Ocean Hammock Resort and golf school/room packages, call (800) 654-6538 or log onto

Contact Mary Hafeman directly at (386) 447-4603 or via email at

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