Golf News for Tuesday, February 11, 2014 | Instruction

Virginia's Golf Academy at Wintergreen Resort and Nike Golf Camps pair up

WINTERGREEN, Va. -- The Golf Academy at Wintergreen Resort and Nike Golf Camps will pair up again for the 2014 season with a week of exciting and educational golf instruction geared for junior age golfers. Enrollment for the August 3-7 session is now open and limited to 24 golfers (16 overnight campers and eight extended day or day campers).

Located in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, Wintergreen Resort is blessed with two beautiful championship golf courses - Devils Knob on Wintergreen Mountain and Stoney Creek below in the Rockfish Valley.

Wintergreen Golf Academy's experienced staff of PGA Professional instructors will focus on core skills including full swing fundamentals and short game shots of putting, pitching, chipping and sand play.

Taking the game to the golf course is included in the weeklong program. Instructors will spend time with students to help them learn to build a pre-shot routine, navigate uneven lies and learn course management.

Golf camps are available with three types of pricing: overnight ($1050), extended day ($850) and day ($600). The low instructor to student ratio makes this program ideal for juniors who favor a personalized learning environment.

Wintergreen Resort accommodations are ideal for families and include 270 villa-style condominiums and rental homes, from studio suites to seven-bedroom homes, each offering fully equipped kitchen and comfortable living area, most with fireplaces and a balcony or deck.

For information call 888-329-5828 or access the Web site http://www.wintergreenresort.com.

About Wintergreen Resort:
Wintergreen Resort is an 11,000-acre, four-season resort located in the Blue Ridge Mountains southwest of Charlottesville, Va. This beautiful hideaway is the ultimate vacation and conference spot, nearly 250 condominiums and homes, from studio suites to seven-bedroom houses; 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:
Betsy Dunkerton
Wintergreen Resort
(434) 325-8148
bdunkerton@wintergreenresort.com

Karen Moraghan
Hunter Public Relations - East
(908) 876-5100
kmoraghan@hunter-pr.com