Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tiger Woods Is Bogey Free in 1st Round at Torrey Pines

Photo: AP


Tiger Woods carded a first round 3-under par 69 in the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Club. Woods had a bogey free round and seemed to have his game in control despite a few errant tee shots and some spotty putting, but overall the 14-time major champion winner had a solid start to his 2011 PGA Tour season.

Edward S. Wanambwa
Senior Golf Writer
GolfWiz Blog

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

GolfWiz Blog: Top 10 Golf Predictions for 2011


GolfWiz Predictions for 2011 Golf Season:

  1. Tiger Woods will have between 4 and 6 wins this year on the PGA Tour including 1 Major.

  2. Tiger Woods will reclaim his # 1 spot in the world in 2011.

  3. Phil Mickelson will return to form and claim 3 wins including a major.

  4. European players will continue to shine, winning at least 3 titles on the PGA Tour this season.

  5. The Fedex Cup points system will finally get fixed and stop resembling the College Football BCS system.

  6. Lorena Ochoa and/or Annika Sorenstam will return golf and give the LPGA Tour a much needed boost.

  7. The PGA Tour Will BAN “Rules Geeks” from calling from their recliners and causing players to get disqualified during tournament play. Come on Tim Finchem, penalize player 2 strokes for an unintentional rules infraction and stop Bubba from changing the outcome of tournaments from his couch at home.
  8. Someone will shoot 57 on the PGA Tour this year, Naw just kidding, but someone will shoot a 59 or even a 58 this year.

  9. Dustin Johnson will win a major this year. He deserves it. The only question is will Natalie Gulbis be there to congratulate him?

  10. The GolfWiz will play at least 200 Rounds of golf in 2011 and have 20 of them in the 70’s! Yeah Right!

Enjoy the 2011 Golf Season. Hit ‘em straight and Have Fun!


Edward. S. Wanambwa
Senior Golf Writer
GolfWiz Blog
www.thegolfwriter.com

Tiger Makes 2011 PGA Tour Debut This Week

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The golf world is buzzing about the long awaited return of Tiger Woods to the PGA Tour in 2011. Last Wednesday, Woods office ally entered the 2011 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Club, in La Jolla California. Torrey pines is the site of Tiger’s historic win at the 2008 U.S. Open when battled a torn ACL and stress fractures in his leg to out duel Rocco Mediate in 91 holes to win his 14 professional major championship. Tiger’s win in 2008 is arguably his greatest victory ever and ranks as one of the greatest displays of courage and determination by an athlete in any sport.

Tiger woods will be paired with his rival and friend at the 2008 U.S. Open Rocco Mediate and PGA Tour Bad Boy Anthony Kim. The threesome will tee off at noon ET Thursday on Torrey Pines' North course. They play at 1 p.m. ET Friday on the South course. Torrey Pines has been Tiger’s home course of sorts. He has 7 wins in last 12 tournaments at Torrey Pines and he has an amazing 58% wining percentage at this venue. It appears that if the past is any indication of what will happen this week, we might tiger hoisting up a championship trophy come Sunday afternoon.

The major question that lingers in the minds of all golf fans is how will Tiger perform? At the end of 2010 Tiger showed flashes of greatness by his play at the Chevron World Championship that he lost in a thrilling playoff to 2008 U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell.

If his play towards the end of 2010 is any indication of the Tiger we might see at Torrey Pines this week, then I am sure golf fans are in for a very special week of golf at the 2011 Farmers Insurance Open.

Television Coverage of the 2001 Famers Insurance Open will begin at 3:00 PM EST of Golf Channel and weekend Coverage will be broadcast on CBS.


Edward S. Wanambwa

Senior Golf Writer

GolfWiz Blog

www.thegolfwriter.com

Casa de Campo: Caribbean Golf At Its Finest


Casa De Campo

Most tourists visit the Caribbean to enjoy the beaches, but some (in the know) also head there to play golf. And the most beautiful and challenging golf course in the entire Caribbean is at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic. Built on 7,000 acres of ocean front property in the 1970s as a private retreat, it is today a welcoming golf resort of the unmatched beauty
and gracious amenities.

The resort is located in La Romana on the southeast coast of the country. Casa de Campo (Spanish for "Country House") is a Ponderosa-style, tropical seaside resort. Built by the late Charles Bluhdorn, Gulf+Western’s founder and CEO, the interior design is by one of his Dominican friends, Oscar de la Renta. After Bluhdorn's death, the Cuban-American Fanjul family (one of the world’s leading sugar merchants), bought Casa de Campo and opened it to paying guests. Without compromising the feeling of exclusivity, they’ve developed it into one of the most complete resorts in the region.


Casa de Campo’s golf has been internationally recognized for more than three decades. Golf architects Pete and Alice Dye have had a home at Casa de Campo since the early 1970s, when they guided 300 local laborers with machetes to blaze the Diente del Perro, (Teeth of the Dog, opened in 1971) through the jungle and along a rocky coast. The world's golfers flocked to the course after it served as a backdrop for the 1971 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. It remains the only Caribbean course consistently in the world’s top 100 courses (often in the top 50). The Links Course (opened in 1974) and the members-only La Romana Country Club (opened in 1990) are inland layouts spiced with lakes. Dye’s newest course, the much-acclaimed Dye Fore (opened in 2000), skirts cliffs 300 feet (91 m) above the Chavón River, with views of the village of Altos de Chavón, distant mountains and the new marina. Dye is at work on another course on the plateau next to Dye Fore.

Casa de Campo has a modern, new 400-berth marina, complete with a shipyard with a 120-ton TraveLift designed by Italian architect, Gianfranco Fini to resemble Portofino. Surrounding this harbor are restaurants, shops, bars, and homes.
Located in two-story clusters surrounded by colorful gardens in the main area of the resort, is the oversized, newly remodeled chic hotel. Rooms offer private balconies, splendid views, and provide guests with easy access to the lobby, main pool and deck, Cygalle Healing Spa, golf pro shop and the Teeth of the Dog and Links golf courses.


A stay in a Casa de Campo villa is like having your own private hideaway, with the amenities of a world-class resort at your doorstep. Here is the perfect option to share time and space with family and friends, great for golf buddy escapes, and outstanding for business retreats. This taste of the high life can be surprisingly affordable. When you estimate the cost per person in your villa, you’ll find the price is similar to a regular room at many luxury resorts.
Learn more at www.casadecamporesort.com and plan a great golf excursion to the Caribbean.

Jim Weaver
GolfWiz Blog
Senior Travel Writer


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Jhonattan Vegas wins Hope Classic in playoff

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Jhonattan Vegas, yes I spelled that correctly, earned his first PGA Tour win Sunday at the Bob Hope Classic. The explosive and long hitting Vegas held off Gary Woodland to claim the title. Congratulations to Jhonattan Vegas.

Monday, January 24, 2011

African American Golfers Digest Releases Fall Edition





Ginger Howard is a 16-year-old golf phenom and she graces the cover of our Fall edition--the first teenager to ever do so

Friday, January 21, 2011

Sweet Apparel Exciting New Products for 2011


Sweet Sport Apparel 2011 Product line: Visit www.seetspotapparel.com




Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sweet Spot Apparel Promo Video


Sweet Spot Golf Promotional Video



Sweet Spot Apparel is a privately held full service manufacturer of fine golf and corporate apparel for men and women. Established in 2001, the Company designs and markets upscale sportswear and outerwear under the Sweet Spot brand. Its products are sold primarily through golf pro shops, the internet, school athletic departments, corporate sales accounts and specialty retailers. Sweet Spot Apparel features distinctive, comfortable designs, high-quality materials and extremely competitive pricing through its entire apparel line.


Sweet Spot Apparel Launches New Products for 2011


LP101 (Cascade) White, Red, Navy, Gold, Purple, Green $49
These sporty functional polo shirts offer a reglan design that is combined with ultra modern fabric technology that makes this golf shirt a great all-around addition to any athlete's wardrobe. An added feature is the vented mesh inserts in same or contrasting colors. These shirts have SweetDry, UV protection, and anti-microbial finishes to help maximize your performance.

LPO502 V-Neck Vest Charcoal Grey/Blk, Navy/Grey,
Purple/Cream $49
100% Peruvian Pima Cotton stylish sweater vest with large contrast diamond color print on front of vest.


To Find out More About Sweet Spot Apparel Visit:




Announcement of the 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain



RyderCup.com to carry live coverage of unveiling of U.S. captain for 2012 at 11:00 a.m. ET on Thursday

The PGA of America's announcement of the 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup captain will be shown live on RyderCup.com. Be sure to tune in for the revelation and news conference.

(images courtesy of www.rydercup.com)

Joseph Bramlett Journey to the Tour

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Visit CSI Golf at 2011 PGA Merchandise Show

Visit CIS Golf at booth # 1811.

CSI Golf will be exhibiting their innovative and groundbreaking Putter technology at the 20011 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando Florida Jan 26-29 at the Orange county Convention Center.

CSI Golf will be participating in the awards ceremony of Little Linksters "The Best Pee Wee Golf Swing in America" as one of the sponsors where Annika Sorenstam will be presenting the Award to the winner. This will happen at the Little Linksters Booth 5285 on Thursday Jan 27, 2011 at 3 PM.


CSI GOLF
9100 W National Av.
West Allis, WI 53227
Ph/Fax: (o)414-328-GOLF(4653)

CSI Golf Introduces New Line of BMR² Putters



BMR² Putters: For Photos and more information visit: www.csigolf.com


BMR²- Putter, Standard Features & Benefits:

303 Stainless Steel Construction
2.5D Face Balanced Loft - eliminates Forward Press wrist hinge adjustment - Required to De-Loft putter face, prior to stroke impact.

BMR²- Putter, Exclusive Features & Benefits:

Diamond Impact Zone™ for a Polymer Soft Feel with the Control of Steel, producing a True Roll, keep your putts on line, eliminating the trampoline affect that causes ball skipping.
I.M.D.C.™ Perimeter Weighting produces HMOI / LCOG (High Moment of Inertia / Low Center of Gravity) for smooth, balanced stroke transition fromtake-away thru impact.
One or Two Ball, P.T.T. (Putting Tempo Tuning) Technology™, Gradu-Weighted Training Ball System Promotes development of a Pure Pendulum Putting stroke, by manipulating the Large Muscles of the upper torso, intuitively causing the mind and body to work in harmony.
T.P.P. (Triangle of Putting Plains) Training Technique™ - assist golfers with Proper putting posture setup.

Putter for Life Program™ CSI Golf is going Green on the Greens withJunior Golf, re-shaft and fitting option every 2 -3 years as golfer develops.

BMR²- Putter Benefits:
Practice to Play™ functionality, combines Tour Quality Performance with, the
Most Effective Putting Training Aid available in the golf industry today.
USGA / R & A Compliant for tournament play under the Rule of Golf.
Designed to help golfers of every skill level, Develop, Improve or Perfect the mechanics and tempo of a consistent tuned putting stroke.

CSI Golf's PTT Technology has the endorsement of "Debbie O'Connell" a 2010 Golf Digest Top 50 LPGA Women's Teaching Prof's for our PTT Technology, Gradu-Weighted Training Ball System. This putting training aid system is being called the Best, Most Effective Putting Training Aid in the game.
Golfer of every skill level, who are serious about Improving their Putting Performance and Overall Game, needs to be practicing with CSI Golf's PTT Technology, Gradu-Weighted Training Ball Putting Performance System
"More Than A Training Aid System, It's Your Personal Putting Instructor"

About CSI Golf:

CSI Golf a division of C S Innovation, LLC established in June of 2004 by Craig L. Stingley to address the need for convenient methods of improving the putting stroke for golfers of every skill level with our exclusive P.T.T. Technology (Putting Tempo Tuning) our built-in putting training aid.

Tiger Woods to start 2011 at Torrey Pines


Tiger Woods entered the Farmers Insurance Open on Wednesday. Woods has won the last v times he has played at Torrey Pines including the 2008 U.S. Open. Woods said on Twitter: “I’ve been working hard on my game, it’s game time hooah!!

The Farmers Insurance Open will be played on Jan 27-30 at Torrey Pines in San Diego, CA.

Monday, January 17, 2011

1968 - Martin Luther King's Prophetic Last speech - Remember


From the staff at the GolfWiz Blog. We would like to wish everyone a happy Martin Luther King Holiday.

The world is a better place because of his selfless dedciation to the fight for civil rights and equality for all.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Pocono Mountains to Host 20th Annual Ice Tee Golf Tournament



Pocono Mountains to Host 20th Annual Ice Tee Golf Tournament at Lake Wallenpaupack on Sunday, January 30

The golf season returns from winter hiatus in the Pocono Mountains (800poconos.com) on Sunday, January 30 when the 20th Annual Ice Tee Golf Tournament takes place on the frozen fairways of Lake Wallenpaupack in Hawley, Pa.

The event -- which was started by local restaurant owners and is hosted by Ehrhardt's Waterfront Restaurant overlooking the lake -- has become a favorite of the many winter events held in the Pocono Mountains region.

For the golf enthusiast who can’t get away to somewhere warm, the Ice Tee Golf Tournament makes for a fun, great alternative,” said President/CEO of the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau Carl Wilgus. “We’re very proud to see this special event reach its 20th anniversary. It’s a credit to the local organizing committee and community that participate in making it happen and continue to grow.”

Two nine-hole courses are created in the center of the lake, complete with Christmas-tree lined fairways and makeshift greens, water traps, obstacles and rough. Holes can be up to 130 yards long and golfers receive a colored golf ball, plus a scorecard and map illustrating the course layout. Each player is restricted to using two clubs and a putter for the event.
Golfers can also take their shot to win prizes in the "Closest to Wally the Snowman" long-drive contest as well as win awards for Wackiest Hat, Best Sled and others. The awards ceremony is held at Ehrhardt's Waterfront at 3 p.m., complete 50/50 raffles, giveaways and prize packages that will include accommodations at local resorts. There will also be an ice-carved bar that will offer full bar service.

Tee times run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and "green fees" are a non-refundable donation of $15 per person in advance or $20 on the day of the event. Hawley is less than 90 minutes from New York City, located in the northern region of the Poconos, near Scranton, Pa. The event is open to the public for both players and spectators, who are encouraged to take photos and videos of the event and post them at http://www.facebook.com/poconotourism.

A field of more than 200 golfers entered the tournament the last time it was held. Interested participants of any age are encouraged to secure registration forms, tee times at their earliest opportunity. Information and reservations can be made by calling the Pocono Lake Region Chamber at 570-226-3191 or visit www.lakeregioncc.com. For a complete list of activities throughout the Pocono Mountain region, please visit www.800poconos.com.

Story by:

James Weaver
Senior Travel Editor
GolfWiz Blog

RE: Sony Open in Hawaii Round !

Sony Open plan is to play 1st rd on Friday, 2nd rd on Saturday, 36 holes on Sunday.

RE: Round 1 of the Sony Open In Hawaii Cancelled

The First Round of the Sony Open in Hawaii has been cancelled due to rain. The course has been deemed "Unplayable". More updates later.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

RE: Nike Golf Signs Joseph Bramlett


Story Courtesy of Golf Press Association:

Bramlett makes his professional PGA Tour debut this week at the Sony Open
BEAVERTON, Ore. (January 10, 2011) - Nike Golf announced today the signing of Stanford alum and PGA Tour school graduate Joseph Bramlett. Bramlett finished tied for 16th at the grueling, six-round final stage of qualifying school and will make his professional debut as a Nike Golf athlete when he tees it up in the first round of the PGA Tour's Sony Open in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Bramlett, a 22-year-old from Saratoga, California, has signed a multi-year agreement to represent Nike Golf in clubs, ball, footwear, glove, bag, apparel, headwear and accessories.

"I am very excited to begin my professional golf career as a Nike athlete," said Bramlett. "Nike equipment has been in my bag throughout my amateur and collegiate career and I believe strongly in its technology and performance."

Bramlett enjoyed an impressive career as an amateur; he became the youngest player to qualify for the US Amateur in 2002 at the age of 14 and was a member of the US team that participated in the 2002 World Junior Golf Cup. He was an all-American his freshman year at Stanford, where he helped lead the team to an NCAA title. He overcame two injuries to his wrist that nearly derailed his college career. Bramlett graduated from Stanford in less than four years and turned professional in the fall of 2010, earning his PGA Tour card this past December. He becomes the first athlete of African-American heritage to graduate from PGA Tour Qualifying school in 25 years.

On earning his PGA Tour card Bramlett stated, "This has been my dream since I was a little kid. Although I always had faith that this would happen, I am deeply humbled by the opportunity and challenges ahead."

"Joseph is a fine example of determination and will," said Mark Thaxton, Global Sports Marketing Director of Operations for Nike Golf. "We look forward to having Joseph on the PGA Tour this year representing Nike Golf."

Bramlett's Nike Golf Arsenal

* Driver: Nike Victory Red Tour 10.5 degrees
* Fairway Wood: Nike SQ II 3-wood/15 degree
* Hybrid: Nike SQ SUMO #2 hybrid/18 degree
* Irons: Nike VR Split Cavity (3 - PW)
* Wedges: Nike VR Forged 54 degree
* Ball: Nike ONE Tour D
* Apparel: Nike Golf Tour Collection
* Footwear: Nike Golf

Tuesday, January 11, 2011



Jeff Rude of Golfweek reports that Professional Golfer Jim Thorpe will be granted an early release from a federal prison after being convicted and sentenced to 1-year in prison for tax evasion.

The Champions Tour has already cleared Thorpe to play after his release. The GolfWiz Blog wished Jim Thorpe the best in his future endeavors.

Bay Creek Golf Resort: Golfing Beside The Chesapeake Bay



Bay Creek Nicklaus Course # 8

When two of the greatest golfers of the 20th century design courses side by side, its certain to offer players one the very best golfing experience to be had. That is exactly what Bay Creek Golf Resort in Cape Charles, Virginia, has -- an Arnold Palmer course and a Jack Nicholas course and they are spectacular.

Bay Creek is being developed by the award-winning Baymark Construction Corp., headed by Richard Foster. Foster has established a reputation for uncompromising quality and demanding standards. His communities balance the human need for "quality of life" with respect for the sensitivities of the natural environment of the Chesapeake Bay region.
Since its inception in 1980, Foster and Baymark Construction have received numerous awards for outstanding residential designs. In 2003, Bay Creek was chosen as one of "America's 100 Best Master-Planned Communities" by Where to Retire magazine.

Located in the charming bay side community of Cape Charles, Virginia (just 10 miles north of the Chesapeake Bay Tunnel Bridge) Bay Creek features a world class, full service marina, a fine restaurant, and shops. Kings Bay, a gated community overlooking the water (near the marina), is a colorful group of homes designed for vacation or year-round living. “Our architect wanted to create a West Indies’ look,” said Linda Buskey, Sales Manager, “and I believe he did just that.”

Adjacent to the golf courses is another established resort community, The Hollies. Property sales and construction has begun on a new development called Bayside Village near the golf courses. It will eventually have 135 homes, plus a community center, and direct access to over 2 miles of pristine beach. Eventually, Bay Creek plans to have 2,500 homes located at nine prime locations on the 1,700 plus acre property.

“It is highly unusual to have two signature courses at the same resort,” said Mark Wesolek,
General Manager. “but it offers players the very best options for an outstanding golfing experience.” “Actually, its four nine hole courses. Palmer and Nicholas were each invited to design one course on the water (bay) side and one on the land side. It gave each of these great players an opportunity to use their talents on entirely different landscapes and the results are amazing,” he said.

Great care has been taken to preserve the natural beauty of the area and the important habitat it provides for wildlife. In addition, Bay Creek’s developer Foster’s influence can be seen throughout. A avocational gardener, he was interested in introducing flowering plants so 50,000 roses, azaleas, and hydrangeas have been planted along cart paths and roadways.
An additional 5,000 new trees were planted anda full scale replica of a local lighthouse (long gone) was built. A smaller version of the lighthouse is located on a bridge over a large water hazard named the “Jack Nicholas Bridge.”

Palmer Course # 1

Arnold Palmer, puts the setting appropriately, "There's not a better place in the world to put a golf course and have it work as well as it has ... Bay Creek is a fantastic layout, one you'd never get tired of playing -- and that's the true measure of a great golf course."

Palmer's longtime design partner, Ed Seay. says, "Bay Creek's site was unusual for a couple reasons. First, because it's got a seaside location, which is extremely difficult to find these days--due to extensive development of prime coastal areas. Second, it gave us some natural sand dunes to work with -- and placing golf holes in between the natural dunes is, to me, the most ideal site in the world. Our biggest challenge was the protection and enhancement of the wetlands -- we had over a hundred acres to preserve at Bay Creek, and we were very careful with it." The Palmer course opened in 2005 and the Nicholas course a year later.

As Palmer said, “There’s not a better place in the world to put a golf course and have it work as well as it has … Bay Creek is a fantastic layout, one you’d never get tired of playing — and that’s the true measure of a great golf course.”



Bay Creek Marina



Story by:

James weaver
Golfwiz Blog
Senior Travel Writer

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Shawnee Inn

My first recollections of Shawnee Inn were the 1950’s CBS radio (and later television) broadcasts from there. Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians, a professional chorus, presented a live music variety show from the Pocono Mountain resort. Waring purchased Shawnee Inn in 1943 and used his broadcasts to help promote it. In addition to his music career and resort management, Waring was inventor of the Waring Blender, still a fixture in many bars, restaurants, and home kitchens.

This year Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort celebrates its 100th anniversary. A full schedule of centennial events are planned. Opened in 1911, it has seen many changes, but it has retained all its charm and beauty throughout the decades. Located on the banks of the Delaware River within easy reach of both New York City and Philadelphia it has been a favorite vacation
destination for thousands over the generations.

In the early years of the last century both the automobile and golf were both in their infancy.C.C. Worthington, a wealthy engineer and inventor, loved the Delaware River and the pristine natural beauty along its banks. He purchased a large parcel of land boarding the river and built a vacation home. An avid golfer, he established the Shawnee Country Club, a nine hole course (the first to be designed by famed golfer A. W. Tillinghast) nearby where he and his friends could play. In 1910, Worthington decided to build an inn to accommodate vacationing guests and a year later the Buckwood Inn opened. Fred Waring renamed it Shawnee Inn after he purchased the property. Originally it was just a summer resort, but later, with the growing popularity of winter sports, the Inn became a year round operation.

There are now three golf courses at Shawnee.The original nine hole, now called the Approach Course, is lighted for night golfing. There are also two 18 hole courses located on an island in the middle of the Delaware River which are accessed by a wooden bridge. Interestingly, the bridge is removed doing the winter, when the river sometimes freezes and the course is closed, to prevent damage. The Inn offers golf lessons at its Golf Academy and there is a driving range and, in front of the main entrance to the Inn, a practice putting green.
Worthington tried using a flock of sheep tokeep his fairways and greens trim, but the experiment failed. He solved the problem by inventing the first golf course mowing machine.
Worthington was a friend of many of the top golfers of the day and was instrumental in helping arrange a meeting in 1916 at which the Professional Golfer’s Association (PGA) was founded. Robert Wood, then superintendent at the Shawnee Country Club, was elected first president of the PGA and served until 1919.

In 1938, Shawnee Inn hosted a PGA championship tournament. Over the decades Shawnee has welcomed manygolf celebrities such as Sam Snead (once golf pro at Shawnee) and Arnold Palmer. Also, many popular entertainment icons including Jackie Gleason and Bob Hope have golfed here. Even President Dwight D. Eisenhower enjoyed a round or two at Shawnee.

Today, Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort offers a great deal more. There is fine dining at the beautiful River Room where entrees include featured fish of the day, pork spare ribs, and grilled free-range chicken. The River Room Piano Bar & Lounge is another popular guest amenity. The Inn’s Gem & Keystone Brewpub offers delicious food and it’s own ShawneeCraft micro-brew beers and ales. Brewed at the resort they are “True to Nature and True to the Craft.” Arnold Palmer and Jackie Gleason

The name ShawneeCraft is also given an exclusive line of craftsmen style wooden furniture the Inn has developed. Handcrafted by Amish artisans, the furniture is on sale at the Shawnee Gallery or by mail or internet. The Inn’s Gallery also features a wide selection of creations by area artists and craftsmen. The Spa at Shawnee Inn is one of the finest in the Pocono Mountains offering a full range of treatments for relaxation and restoration.

The Shawnee Playhouse, located adjacent to the Inn, offers outstanding professional theater productions and musicals throughout the year. For a 2011 program schedule view their website at www.theshawneeplayhouse.comDuring the winter months guests at the Innare only minutes away from Shawnee Mountain ski area. With 23 slopes and trails, plus two terrain parks, and a snowtubing park, it has lots to offer. Its longest trail is 5,100 feet and highest vertical drop 700 feet. Learn more at www. shawneemt.com

The Delaware River offers a full range of recreational activities for guests at the Inn.
Fishing, canoeing, kayaking, plus rafting and tubing are all possibilities. Shawnee River Adventures an outfitter located near the Inn can provide for all your needs. Swimming is available at a large outdoor pool (in season) and year-round at an indoor pool next to the Inn’s fitness center.

A full schedule of events are planned for the centennial year and can be viewed on line.

Learn more about the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort at www.shawneeinn.com and Pocono Mountain attractions at www.800poconos.com


Shawnee Ale

Jim Weaver
GolfWiz Blog
Senior Travel Writer

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