ideas I know will work
Greensboro, Ga. (Vocus) December 8, 2008
Keeping your head down is not the secret to a good golf swing, says Charlie King, the director of instruction at the Reynolds Golf Academy at Reynolds Plantation, whose newly available e-book exposes the myths in golf instruction, while offering golf tips that really will make a difference.
"We have been playing golf for more than three centuries, but there are millions of golfers out there who still don't why they can't hit the golf ball squarely," King said. "I can do something about that, by giving them the right information."
King's innovative approach to golf lessons is central to his 2000 paperback, "You're NOT Lifting Your Head," in which he debunks the misguided belief that golfers must keep their heads virtually motionless and their eyes fixated to the turf between their toes in order to execute a proper golf swing. A complimentary copy of the text now can be downloaded at http://www.reynoldsgolfacademy.com.
"That is the No. 1 untruth in golf instruction," King says. "Anyone who has ever dreamed to become a better golfer should download the book and see for themselves. It only takes 10 minutes and they have nothing to lose."
The book is the forerunner to King's campaign for what he calls, "The New Rules Of Golf Instruction," which abandon traditional teaching techniques in favor of ways golfers learn "real, usable golf skills," King said.
Ranked among the Top 100 golf instructors in America, King has built a reputation for his fresh approach to teaching - "ideas I know will work," he said. A 16-year member of the PGA of America, King focuses on the individual. "It's not only learning the right things to do, but learning the things that are right for you," he said.
Also an occasionally irreverent golf humorist, King's satirical video, "The Proper Way To Throw Your Club," drew more than a million hits when it debuted on the Internet earlier this year. His newest video, "The Three Secrets Of Using Slow Play As A Weapon," is currently getting Internet hits daily.
King has been a featured guest instructor on The Golf Channel's Academy Live show and has appeared on numerous radio and television shows. His more recently published golf instruction book, "Red Zone Challenge," which focuses on shots from 100 yards and less, is now a syndicated golf reality television show.
The Reynolds Golf Academy is a state-of-the-art golf learning center inspired by the rich and varied golf traditions of Atlanta and the legendary heritage of Augusta -- both only an hour's drive away. Adjacent to Rees Jones' much-lauded Oconee Course and the AAA Five Diamond Award-winning Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, the Reynolds Golf Academy welcomes students to the 16-acre, 6,550 square foot campus that frames a flexible and creative academy adaptable to golfers at all levels.
Programs at the Reynolds Golf Academy include individual lessons, clinics, and corporate outings. Stand-out components include King's Red Zone Challenge Short Game Three-Day School, based on his national 12-week challenge and classic instruction manual, "Golf's Red Zone Challenge."
Students at Reynolds Golf Academy enjoy full access to an expansive driving range, four indoor hitting bays, a 600 square foot putting studio, two fully-enclosed full-swing studios, as well as dining and classroom facilities.
The nearby TaylorMade Performance Lab ups the ante with preferred pricing on its state-of-the-art motion capture video technology and custom club fitting at a facility that's one of only four in the U.S. golfers can experience.
About Reynolds Plantation:
Reynolds Plantation is a Linger Longer Community providing an award-winning lifestyle with world-class amenities. Named the "Best of the Best" Golf Community by Robb Report and the community with the "Best Golf" by GOLF MAGAZINE Living, Reynolds Plantation, located between Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia, is a golf and lake community with more than 80 miles of shoreline on Lake Oconee. The community features 99 holes of championship golf from designers Bob Cupp, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Rees Jones and Jim Engh; Pete Dye has begun work on Reynolds' 6th golf course. Reynolds Plantation is also home to The Reynolds Golf Academy, as well as the TaylorMade Performance Lab and the Kingdom at Reynolds Plantation. The community offers members a variety of dining options, swimming pools, pedestrian trails, three full-service marinas and The Lake Club Wellness Campus and award-winning Tennis Center, under the direction of Peter Burwash International. GOLF Magazine, Golf Digest and TRAVEL + LEISURE GOLF have all debuted "ultimate golf homes" at Reynolds Plantation; Southern Accents opened its Show House, located at The Creek Club golf course, in September 2008. Reynolds Plantation is also home to the AAA Five Diamond Award-winning Ritz-Carlton Lodge, a 251-room lakefront resort and spa ranked No. 5 in the "Top 100 Golf Resorts" worldwide by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine. Linger Longer Communities is also the developer of Reynolds Landing and Achasta.
For more information, call 800-800-5250 or visit http://www.reynoldsplantation.com.
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