Golf News for Monday, June 18, 2012 | Instruction

South Carolina's Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy offers "Bubba Golf" class

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- PGA tour professional Bubba Watson amazed golf fans with breathtaking, and sometimes crazy, shots on his way to winning the 2012 Master's at Augusta National. This summer, golfers can learn how to model Bubba from top to bottom through Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy's new "Bubba Golf" instructional class and by outfitting themselves in Travis Mathew at the resort's Robert Trent Jones Course Pro Shop. The Jones Pro Shop offers the largest selection of Travis Mathew, Bubba's choice of apparel, on Hilton Head Island.

"Bubba Golf," led by PGA Professional and Palmetto Dunes Director of Golf Instruction Doug Weaver, teaches golfers how to be creative while mastering the game. Weaver describes "Bubba Golf" as adventurous, light-hearted and instinctive. The program focuses on the mechanics of making specific trouble shots while learning to think less and focus better.

"Bubba Watson's genius is in his simplicity," says Weaver. "His childlike faith allows him to utilize the fundamentals of golf to create exciting and adventurous shots. I'll teach players to increase their smile and decrease their strokes."

"Bubba Golf" is every Thursday from 3:00-3:50 p.m. at the Robert Trent Jones Course at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort through August 31. The cost for the program is $25 and is open to golfers ages 10 and over. "Bubba Golf" is one of 12 programs currently offered as part of the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy. Private lessons are also available.

The pro shop at the Robert Trent Jones Course carries a large selection of Travis Mathew apparel for those wanting to outfit themselves in the popular Bubba gear. The store sells polo shirts, plaid and board shorts, pants and T-shirts emblazoned with "Bubba Golf" and a picture of Bubba hooking the winning shot at the Master's. The shop is also one of only six Nike Golf TTC Concept shops, a co-branding initiative between Nike Golf, Tag Heuer and Cole Haan and is the only Nike Golf Concept shop in the South.

For more information on Palmetto Dunes golf courses and the Golf Academy, visit To reserve a spot for "Bubba Golf," call Palmetto Dunes toll free at 877.567.6513. For more information about pro shop merchandise, please call them directly at (843) 686-9137.

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is a 2000-acre golf resort bounded by 3 miles of ocean beach on one side and an Intracoastal Waterway marina on the other. A top golfing vacation destination in South Carolina, Palmetto Dunes offers three courses -- the Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course, the George Fazio Course and the Arthur Hills Course -- in the natural setting of Hilton Head Island. Designed by three legendary golf architects, each of course is distinctly different and challenging. All of Palmetto Dunes' courses have been ranked 4 stars or higher by Fodors, earning the distinction of one of the World's Best Golf Resorts by Travel + Leisure Golf.

About Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is a 2,000-acre resort destination located in the middle of Hilton Head Island, S.C., bounded by 3 miles of Atlantic Ocean beach on one side and a sheltered Intracoastal Waterway marina on the other. The resort features three world-class golf courses, an award-winning tennis center, an 11-mile inland salt-water lagoon system for kayaking and fishing, and Hilton Head Outfitters for bike rentals, canoes, kayaks, fishing and much more. The Mediterranean-style Shelter Cove Harbour deep-water marina, located right across from Palmetto Dunes, features waterfront shopping and dining and a wide variety of charters, including nature cruises, dolphin tours, sport crabbing and fishing. For information about activities or reservations, please call 877-567-6513 or visit

About Greenwood Communities & Resorts
Based in Greenwood, S.C., Greenwood Communities & Resorts has been a leader in the creation and management of award-winning residential and resort communities in the southeastern United States since 1978. Beginning with the award-winning Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island, S.C., and now including communities like The Reserve at Lake Keowee, Big Canoe near Atlanta and The Ponds in Charleston, Greenwood's mission has always been to create memorable places that foster meaningful and fulfilling lives. For more information, please call 843-785-1106 or visit

For more information, contact:
Lyn Mettler