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Old Palm GC & ISM Announce Partnership
Old Palm Golf Club and International Sports Management (ISM) have partnered to create a North American home for European golfers Lee Westwood and Darren Clarke, and South Africans Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel.
The players will hone their games on Old Palm's 7,400-yard, Raymond Floyd-designed golf course and the club's 33-acre practice facility.
Schwartzel, Oosthuizen and Westwood have purchased homes at Old Palm, each citing its exclusivity, neighborhoods, builders and the sense of community among residents and members. Clarke is a member and frequently visits Old Palm when his schedule permits.
"With its world-class golf amenities, club and convenient location, Old Palm is ideal for our North American headquarters," said Chubby Chandler, founder of ISM. "Being the premier private club community in the Palm Beaches, Old Palm offers our leading European-based pro golfers and their families a magnificent lifestyle. The players simply couldn't ask for a more spectacular place to play or sharpen their game."
"We are excited to welcome Lee, Louis, Charl and Darren to Old Palm," noted Timothy Bright, senior vice president with Clarion Partners, the owner/operator of Old Palm Golf Club. "This group has collected three major championships, 80 wins worldwide, and could literally live anywhere in the world. ISM selecting Old Palm as its North American home is a tremendous honor."
Schwartzel, 2011 Masters' champion, was the first to move to Old Palm the same year he won the green jacket. He and his wife Rosalind are building a home in the Custom Estates neighborhood, an area with home sites that average one acre.
"Living at Old Palm has been a wonderful experience and not just because of its exceptional golf facilities," says Schwartzel. "Old Palm makes for a relaxing lifestyle, so I can play my best when traveling throughout the United States for PGA Tour events. It allows for privacy when we want it, and when we're in the Club the members have welcomed us like old friends".
2010 British Open champion, Oosthuizen, recently purchased a home in the Golf Estates and resides at Old Palm when playing in PGA Tour events. "Old Palm is a haven for relaxation and enjoyment for me when I am in the United States," says Oosthuizen. "The world-class amenities, exclusivity and a sense of community provide a sense of comfort and home between Tour events."
Westwood, currently ranked No. 4 in the world, recently purchased his Old Palm home as a year-round base. "Old Palm is an ideal living situation for me and my family, and the convenient location and weather are optimal for my PGA Tour schedule," said the Englishman. "The phenomenal practice facilities coupled with the outstanding amenities and atmosphere make Old Palm the perfect home for us in the States."
The Golf Studio at Old Palm has earned a reputation as one of the best game-improvement facilities in the U.S. It includes a double-ended range, V-1 and Trackman equipped hitting bay, short-game area and three regulation practice holes - a par-3, -4 and -5 - where golfers can replicate every shot and angle they encounter on the regulation course.
Old Palm's front nine is routed through savannahs and wetlands, while the back nine is winds through palm and pine trees. Square tee boxes give the course a classic feel, and large landing areas and elevated greens emphasize approach-shot skills.
For more information about Old Palm, visit www.oldpalmgolfclub.com.