Stratton to host free golf clinics and demos with world-class instructor David Leadbetter

Posted By: The Ski Channel on June 25, 2010 8:19 am

In a rare visit to Vermont, world renowned golf instructor David Leadbetter will be holding a free public clinic on June 26th during the “Stratton Festival of Golf” held at Stratton Golf University located on Stratton Mountain.

The festival celebrates the rich tradition and history of one of the premier golf schools in the country. Golf University was founded by PGA legend Arnold Palmer, who would conduct similar clinics back in the 1970′s.

“Arnold Palmer … David Leadbetter … throughout these years of change there has been one commonality at Stratton, encouraging juniors and all players to have fun, learn, enjoy the game and keep practicing,” said Robin Rasch, Director of the Stratton Golf University and LPGA Teaching Professional. “This history has led to the creation of this festival, a celebration of golf at Stratton. To showcase our resort facilities and to once again establish the tradition of excellence with the presence of a world-renowned instructor such as David Leadbetter.”

Also on the agenda are free 10-Minute Lessons, from 10:00 to 11:30 and 12:00 to 1:30 with Stratton PGA Golf Professional Dr. Jerry Elwell. A highly respected Teacher, Dr. Jerry Elwell has taught over 230 touring professionals, club professionals, top amateur players, and VIPs., including pros Stephen Ames, Ernie Els, Johnny Miller, Gary Player, and Nancy Lopez. Dedicated to the game, Jerry is known for his exact, skilled analogy, and his practical methods of teaching. Jerry holds numerous awards and course records.

Addditionally, there will be an Adult Clinic from 2:00pm to 4:00pm entitled: “Fitness, Mental Preparedness, Pitch & Bunker Play” led by Stratton PGA Golf Professionals Eric Colchamiro and Dr. Jerry Elwell. Eric is a Certified Titleist Performance Institute Golf Fitness Instructor and has over 18 years teaching experience. Prior to teaching at Stratton, Eric taught for the Jim McLean Academy in Scottsdale, AZ. Having competed in numerous State Open Championships, Eric understands the world of competitive golf and the need to define and improve your limitations.

Don’t forget to swing by the booths for “Demo Day,” as major brands Taylor-Made, Titleist, Cobra and Callaway will be on hand 12:00 to 4:00pm to let you try out the latest in golf technology.

It’s all going on this Saturday June 26th starting at 9:30am, so make sure you don’t miss out on the fun at the Stratton Festival of Golf!