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2019 Winter Golf School
January 18th - 20th
J.W. Marriott Resort, Marco Island, FL

Dear Member,

Unfortunately the forecasters are predicting a colder than average winter for 2016-2017 in the northeast.  Looks like we're in for another winter of hibernation from golf at St. Davids..but not in Florida! :)

Now's the time to secure your spot in the Florida sun for our 4th Annual Golf School. Register now to join us in Marco Island, FL at the J.W. Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort from January 27th-29th.  If you've been considering this trip in the past, don't let another winter go by!
Learn more about the exciting renovations to the hotel here.

What makes our school different than the typical golf school?  Imagine spending thousands of dollars on a golf school, learning about your game and working to improve with an instructor and never seeing that person again in your life.  Instead, your investment in your game is either a continuation of your work with our staff or the start of your road to improvement that can continue for 2017 and beyond!  Not to mention, this all takes place at an award winning resort where you can combine better golf and a winter getaway all at once.

We'll cover all aspects of the game, with both group and individual portions while providing the players with a chance to discover their own ability and improve their own awareness of what is happening in their game.  We'll give you a way to take your game from the range to the course, with exercises that will prepare you to play better golf.  We'll instruct you on how to practice effectively and expedite the learning process. We'll also play two rounds of golf to continue the coaching in a golf course setting. 

Hear what fellow St. Davids members have said about our Golf School:

"I've already told anyone that I talked to or emailed, how valuable and fun it was to be with you and Mike. I can't say enough good things about the whole experience!"

"Golf School was a great way to start the year and I am already itching to get out on the course to put everything into practice."


"Thanks again for a great school. I just reread the recap and think it will help reinforce what we learned."      

"Thank you for a fun and information packed few days!"           

The crew at the 2016 Golf School wrapping up a day of golf...  




Accommodations: Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa
"All of Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort's rooms and suites offer guests a home away from home with various unique and indulgent amenities to make each stay as comfortable as possible. During our recent renovations, we left no inch unturned to make our rooms unforgettable. Each of the guest room balconies were refreshed with floor-to-ceiling tinted windows and sleek new outdoor furniture to relax on while watching the stunning views of Marco Island and the Gulf of Mexico."

Interested in attending but your spouse doesn't play?  Bring him or her along at no additional charge!  The Marriott sits on its own private beach and offers a spa with first class amenities!   


The Golf Courses

The Rookery Course

"Recently redesigned by acclaimed golf course designer Robert Cupp, Jr., The Rookery at Marco blends a resort private course with the native surroundings.

Striking in beauty and challenge, the surrounding lakes and ponds are home to abundant wildlife, including bald eagles, alligators, blue herons and many other types of water birds."


Hammock Bay Course

"With an emphasis on the boundless beauty of the area's natural environment, the golf course at Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club is designed to provide an enjoyable challenge to all golfers, regardless of their level of play.



Friday January 27th

12:00 PM- Golf School Welcome- Intro

12:30 PM- 4:30 PM:  Golf @ The Rookery (included)

7 PM- Group Dinner @ ARIO (optional- not included)

Saturday January 28th

8 AM- Full breakfast at Maia  (included)

9 AM- 12 PM: 

Golf Specific Warm Up and explanation of TPI Movement Screening
"Maximizing Your Driver" w/ FlightScope ball and club analysis-Full Swing Coaching Stations w/ V1 Video Swing Analysis & Training Aids 

1 PM- 3 PM:  

"Pitching Your Way to Lower Scores" Practice Session

Greenside Bunker Technique and Skills Evaluation

"Putt to Win" Putting Contest

Chipping Skills Evaluation, Technical Practice and Games

3 PM: Free Time- Return to the Resort (Dinner on your own)

Sunday January 29th

8 AM-Full breakfast at Maia (included)

9 AM-11 AM: "Practicing with a Purpose" The tactics to train for success on the course

12 PM- Golf @ Hammock Bay (included)

4:30 PM- Wrap Up and Departure



Players have the option of arriving anytime prior to 12 PM on Friday and leaving after golf wraps up on Sunday.  Additional nights may be added when making your reservation.


The easiest way in and out of Marco Island is via the Fort Meyers airport, 55 minutes from the hotel. In addition, the Fort Lauderdale airport is less than two hours from the hotel and easily accessible. Transportation will be provided at the resort to and from the golf course, so a rental car is not required once you secure transportation from the airport. Southwest flies into both airports, so your bags can fly free PLUS we offer to ship your clubs each way so you don't have to worry about it!



Here's a flight from Philadelphia to Fort Meyers arriving on Thursday and leaving on Monday.

Need to get back to work on Monday?  Here's a flight!



Flying to Fort Lauderdale is the best's a flight for less than $200!                         


And this flight on Southwest, where bags fly free!


But there's no need to worry about your clubs.  We'll handle shipping them back and forth for you!




Expect sunshine and shorts!  The average high in January is 77 degrees!  Compare that to Wayne, PA where the average January high is 39 degrees.  Enough said!


What level of player is this best for?


Your handicap or level of experience does not matter!  We've had novices and single digit handicappers attend our schools.  We're sure to tailor the coaching to each player's ability level and are sure you will leave with more knowledge and confidence in your game!



What the package includes: 

*Green fees and cart fees for 36 holes on The Rookery (18 holes) and Hammock  Bay (18 holes)- $205 per round/player

*Two night accommodation in Island View Room @ J.W. Marriott Marco Island     Resort- $379 per night

*Full breakfast - $30 value per day

*15% off Golf Shop retail purchases at the resort

*Transportation to and from resort to golf course

*Unlimited use of practice facility

*Private practice area exclusively for our group

*Golf Club storage and transport during stay

*7 hours of full swing, short-game, putting, coaching and skill development with   V1 video analysis and Flightscope Radar tracking/club analysis and BodiTrak pressure mapping- over $700 value per player

*(2) 18 Hole On-Course Coaching Sessions with the Professionals- $100+ value    per session

*A full written summary of the topics covered, along with a practice plan to  continue your improvement. 

*Your swing sent via email to review following the school

*One complimentary "follow up" lesson during the 2016 season - $90 value

A $2200+ package per player!

Your Price?..See Below (Savings vs. ala carte pricing on total package)


Golf School Price*


Single Room (One Golfer)

(Save $500)


Double Room with Two Golfers
(Best Value)

$1,339 per player 
(Save $879/player)


Double Room - One Golfer w/ Non-playing Spouse

(Save $500 & no extra charge for spouse!)**


*Does not include lunches, dinners, resort fee (optional), taxes or travel expenses.

**Complimentary breakfast included for golfer only.


Guests of St. Davids members will be permitted to attend if space is available after October 15th.

Requirements for Booking

A $200 deposit made by check will confirm your spot in the school.  The deposit is refundable if cancelled 45 days or more prior to the golf school.


The deadline to register is November 6th.

Marriott Rewards Points

If you have Marriott points, they may be applied to additional nights added on your stay but are not applicable to the golf school package rate for Friday and Saturday.


We ask that you make every effort to attend the golf school after your reservation.  In the event of an emergency or flights cancelled for weather that make it impossible to attend the school, you will receive a refund of the instruction portion (less the deposit).  Hotel cancellations should be made 7 days prior to your arrival to avoid fees.  Please confirm cancellation policy details with the hotel during booking.    

Plan ahead, escape the cold and start 2017 on a path to lower scores! To register, email  Space is limited!

Golf at St. Davids Golf Club in January


Golf in Marco Island in January

And who wouldn't want to watch sunset at the Marriott with the "Fire Guy"!



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