Tuesday, September 16, 2014

La Cantera Hill Country Resort Named Newest Home to Dave Pelz Golf Schools

Successful Partnership Between Troon and Pelz Golf Continues with New School Locations

(Scottsdale, Ariz.) – Troon, the leader in upscale golf course management, development, and marketing is pleased to announce that the luxurious La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas is the newest host location for the popular Dave Pelz Scoring Game School – known as the foremost brand in short game and putting improvement. Pelz’s corporate headquarters has been in Central Texas since the 1980s, but, starting October 15, La Cantera will be the first Texas resort to offer Pelz’s full array of instructional offerings on the short game and putting.

“Perfect fit is an understatement when you talk about this beautiful resort in the heart of the scenic Texas Hill Country,” said Pelz. “La Cantera has world-class golf, gorgeous accommodations and an incredible approach to hospitality. We hope our students who visit La Cantera have as much fun there as we will giving schools and clinics at the state-of-the-art teaching academy.”

Built in 1999, La Cantera, a AAA Four-Diamond-rated resort, is home to a 506-room luxury hotel (soon to undergo a multimillion-dollar transformation), two acclaimed 18-hole championship golf courses, six pools, a full-service spa and health club, tennis amenities, unique dining and supervised children’s club and teen club. The resort is conveniently adjacent to Six Flags Fiesta Texas and the newest luxury retail destination in Texas, The Shops at La Cantera.

“We are truly thrilled to welcome Pelz Golf to La Cantera Resort,” says director of golf Steve Shields. “This is just another truly elite program we can add to our list of learning experiences we provide for our guests.”

Expert instructors from the Dave Pelz Scoring Game School will kick off their Three-Day School and One-Day Clinic offerings in October at the La Cantera Academy, located at the back end of the spacious driving range on La Cantera’s Resort Course, former host of the Valero Texas Open.

Pelz, advisor to top professionals, including five-time major winner Phil Mickelson, says "How you play inside of 100 yards determines how you’ll score. Eighty percent of the shots lost to par happen inside of that range. My staff will teach you the shots and skills you need to improve your handicap and, more importantly, the methods you need to continue improving.

“If you want to lower your handicap, improving your short game and putting should be your biggest priority,” Pelz says. “It’s that simple. Come to La Cantera and discover the shots you need for the scores you want.”

Starting in October, Pelz program offerings at La Cantera will include ONE-DAY CLINICS (six-hours of basic lessons from 100 yards and in) and the brand’s Signature program, the THREE-DAY Dave Pelz Scoring Game School – 24 hours of the caliber of instruction top pros and amateurs receive.  The three-day school covers all aspects of the short game and putting and includes video analysis while providing each student with a customized working plan for lowering their handicaps through improved “scoring skills.”

“It’s gratifying that we’ve helped some top players improve and have success (10 of Pelz’s professional students have won a total of 20 majors), but the weekend players deserve to have more fun with the game, too,” Pelz added. “That’s why we bring short game and putting instruction to amateurs. They have the most to gain.”

For program dates, details and enrollment, call (800) 735-9868 or visit www.pelzgolf.com.

UPCOMING Pelz School Dates at La Cantera Hill Country Resort:
* Oct. 15: One-Day Clinic
* Oct. 17 – 19: Three-Day School
* Oct. 21: One-Day Clinic
* Oct. 23 – 25: Three-Day School
* Oct. 29: One-Day Clinic
* Oct. 31 – Nov. 2: Three-Day School
* Nov. 4: One-Day Clinic
* Nov. 6 – 8: Three-Day School

Direct link to Program Information: http://www.pelzgolf.com/golfschools/aboutlocation.aspx?location=222

Visit www.resortlacantera.com for more information on this Texas Hill Country destination.

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