Golf Real Estate OnLine News
For Immediate Release
June 2007


In this issue
-- Daniel Island Receives New Course of the Year Award
-- Gain a Mental Edge on the Course
-- Need Ideas for Fathers' Day?
-- Looks What's New...
-- June PGA Tour Events

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Daniel Island Receives New Course of the Year Award
Daniel Island The Ralston Creek Course at the Daniel Island Club, designed by renowned golf course architect, Rees Jones, has garnered another prestigious award. Already recognized by one of golf's leading publications, Golf Digest, as one of 2006's top ten "Best New Private Courses," the course was recently honored by the South Carolina Golf Course Raters Panel as the 2006 "New Course of the Year."

According to Michael Whitaker, the Executive Director of the panel, Ralston Creek was honored with the award for its outstanding achievement in golf course design.

The course has been receiving rave reviews from members and professional golfers since opening in late April 2006. It has already hosted a Nationwide Tour event and this May will serve as the regional qualifying site for the United States Open Championship.

Ralston Creek, a traditional Lowcountry classic, is a par 72 that plays 7,446 yards from the championship tees. It also ingeniously incorporates five additional sets of tees - including junior tees at 3,768 yards - into the design.

"With the addition of the Ralston Creek course to the Daniel Island Club's golf offerings, our goal was to provide members with the finest quality golf experience. Rees Jones did a fabulous job. It is an honor to be named the 2006 'New Course of the Year,' especially in a state with such a rich history of golf," said Matt Sloan, President of the Daniel Island Company, the island's master developer.

Jones' exceptional talent for designing, redesigning and renovating courses that are enjoyable for members throughout the year and challenging for professionals come tournament time is a signature trademark and one of the key reasons he was selected to design the second course at Daniel Island. His reputation as "The Open Doctor" comes from his critically acclaimed work on such storied venues as Pinehurst No.2, Torrey Pines South, Bethpage Black and The Country Club.

"For Ralston Creek the developers gave us a spectacular piece of property," commented Rees Jones, "and we endeavored to incorporate the stunning backdrop of the natural saltwater marshes and specimen trees into a challenging and memorable golf course. It is always an honor to have your work recognized, especially as it is determined by golfers themselves."

The South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel was formed to promote excellence in South Carolina golf course design and operations through competitive rankings, education and public advocacy. The panel consists of up to 128 invited members (100 male and 28 female) from across the state in four membership categories: Golf Industry, Players and Coaches, Media and Associate.

Gain a Mental Edge on the Course
Edge (MS) - Across the country, men and women routinely turn to golf as a means of relaxation and letting off steam. However, many players soon discover that golf can be as stressful as a day at the office.

Such was the case for Darrin Gee, author and founder of Darrin Gee's Spirit of Golf Academy. Like many people, Gee liked to hit the links as a means of letting loose. With a background in marketing, sales and corporate strategy, Gee is well aware of the stress that comes with working in a corporate environment. Looking to quell his frustration on the golf course, Gee soon developed his own approach to mastering the game and now shares it with readers in his new book "The Seven Principles of Golf: Master the Mental Game On and Off the Course" (Stewart, Tabori & Chang).

Utilizing his B.A. in psychology from UCLA, Gee shares the best way to mentally approach the often-frustrating game of golf. In recent years, the technique has been made famous by world renowned players such as Vijay Singh, Annika Sorenstam and even Tiger Woods. Each has used sports psychologists in the hopes of gaining an edge. For proof of the success of a finely tuned mental approach, one need look no further than the nearest leaderboard, where you're sure to find the names "Sorenstam," "Singh," at or near the top.

Living in Hawaii where he has worked personally with over 3,500 clients and has taught over 5,000 pupils at his school, Gee sought to reach a larger audience that perhaps could not make it to the Big Island and figured writing a book would meet that goal.

Throughout the book, Gee provides exercises which are both easy to understand and simple to follow. Having benefited from the exercises himself, Gee was pleasantly surprised with the results such exercises produced not only on the golf course, but away from the links as well.

"I believe that if you can take one ounce of your passion for golf or whatever you truly love and apply it to the rest of your experiences, you will surely lead a more fulfilling and gratifying life," Gee says.

To learn more about Darrin Gee and mastering the mental side of golf or to order your own copy of "The Seven Principles of Golf," visit www.hnabooks.com.

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Looks What's New...
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June PGA Tour Events

May 31-June 3
The Memorial Tournament Presented by Morgan Stanley: Muirfield Village GC Dublin, Ohio
Televised by The GOLF Channel/CBS

June 7-10
Stanford St. Jude Championship: TPC Southwind Memphis, Tennessee
Televised by The GOLF Channel/CBS

June 14-17
U.S. Open: Oakmont CC Oakmont, Pennsylvania
Televised by ESPN/NBC

June 21-24
Travelers Championship: TPC River Highlands Cromwell, Connecticut
Televised by The GOLF Channel/CBS

June 28-July 1
Buick Open: Warwick Hills G&CC Grand Blanc, Michigan
Televised by The GOLF Channel/CBS