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4735 Bee Ridge Rd. Sarasota, FL 34233   941-350-1653  


     SchiavettaGolf Academy Newsletter
 August  2015
Be confident with your wedges
Players hitting balls on range
The biggest mistake in hitting wedge shot is thinking you have to make a small, slow swing to hit it a short distance.
Evies Renovation Update
The celebration grass is growing in steadily throughout the whole range area. With all the rain that we have had lately, it is sure to help speed up the growth. 

In the SchiavettaGolf Academy teaching area,the new putting green has been installed. Just have to sand it down a bit and a few more finishing touches before we can use it. Looks great!

       New Academy Putting Green  and Grass Area
Girls and Golf - Expectations vs Reality                   
For those girls and their parents - an excellent article from a former junior golfer reflecting on her younger days in junior golf:
'What I would tell my 17-year old self'
click link below for article-

Junior Golf Donations Needed

We are looking for donations to our Evies/SchiavettaGolf Junior Golf Program. Through attrition and breakage, we need to resupply our golf club inventory. If you have any JUNIOR golf clubs that you are willing to part with, or would like to make a monetary donation, please contact Mary @ 941-350-1653. The money I receive goes to purchasing more golf clubs for our junior program. A lot of kids who come to the free clinic on Saturdays do not have clubs, so we make sure they get a club that is the proper size for them, whether they are lefty or righty, but as of late it is getting harder to fit them as our inventory has dwindled.

So -- please -- if you have clubs or money to donate - myself and the kids especially would appreciate anything you can do. Send out the word! We need clubs!

Chips & Pitches - 'Golfer of the Month' Feature    
SchiavettaGolf Academy will now start publishing in this newsletter a featured Golfer of the Month. Please submit either yourself, or someone you know who has achieved one of their goals in golf.  A junior, a senior, a high handicapper or an accomplished player are all welcome to submit their stories. The golfer who is featured will get 1 dozen golf balls, courtesy of SchiavettaGolf and The Callaway Golf Company.

PLEASE include a picture of this golfer, as it will also be posted in the newsletter.
 LPGA Golf Legends ISPS Handa Cup Nov. 12-14
The LPGA Golf Legends will be playing at Palm Aire Country Club November 12-14, 2015.Please come out and enjoy these trailblazers and watch how they still play great golf. The Handa Cup will feature similar formats that the Solheim and Ryder Cups use. Nancy Lopez will be the captain of the American team and Sally Little will be the captain of the International team.

Some of you remember when the LPGA tour stopped here in Sarasota  to play at Bent Tree. The LPGA Classic was held there from 1976-1988. Nancy Lopez won her first event at Bent Tree, and later added her 35th victory there that gained her entry to the LPGA Hall of Fame.
If any of you have some pics of the event back then, PLEASE send them to me and I will post them here in the newsletter. 
Look through your old pics! You may have something!

             In Memoriam: Louise Suggs 1923-2015
Louise Suggs; LPGA Co-Founder

Click Here to read her bio. An amazing woman. Without her, women's golf would not be what it is today!

One Final Thought....  
Enough already!!
               Next newsletter in September.
                In the meantime, go practice!

Mary Schiavetta, PGA
Academy Director
SchiavettaGolf Academy @ Evies Golf Center
2014 GRAA U.S. Top 50 Stand Alone Range
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