Golf Real Estate OnLine News
For Immediate Release
June 2011
In this issue
-- Play The Ocean Course in 2012 PGA Championship Conditions
-- Home Improvement: Top Tips for the Best First Impression
-- Golf Real Estate OnLine Custom Homes of the Month - Blackstone
-- June 2011 PGA Tour Events
-- Fun Sites for the Avid Golfer
-- The Golf Real Estate OnLine Library

Welcome to the June 2011 edition of Golf Real Estate OnLine News.

The information contained within Golf Real Estate OnLine News is designed to provide helpful information about Golf Real Estate, up-dates on our Communities of Distinction and new features on the Golf Real Estate OnLine site.

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Play The Ocean Course in 2012 PGA Championship Conditions
Ocean Course Kiawah Island In a dry run for the 2012 PGA Championship this August, Kiawah Island Golf Resort will set up The Ocean Course just like it will be in August 2012 - a mind-numbing 7,606 yards of wind, dunes, marsh and water with firm, lighting-fast greens, the same rough lines and rough lengths as the pros will face in 2012.

“It’s the dream of serious golfers everywhere, whether a scratch or a 30+ handicap to play one of the world’s great courses in the same conditions as the professionals play it in a major championship,” said Brian Gerard, Kiawah’s director of golf. “During this special week, we’ll give our guests a chance to see how their games compare to the best players in the world.”

For the entire week, there will be a low-net competition with the winner receiving a two-night stay at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort plus two rounds of golf (one on The Ocean Course) for a foursome. Players in the challenge must present proof of a certified USGA handicap and play with a Kiawah caddie. In the event of a tie, a winner will be determined by a matching of the cards.

This event will be held August 1 - 7, 2011 and will be available at a special $205/pp for resort guests (not including caddie gratuity).

If you think you’re up to the challenge of taking on The Ocean Course in PGA Championship conditions, please call 800.576.1570.

Home Improvement: Top Tips for the Best First Impression
Curb Appeal (MS) -- It’s called “curb appeal,” that good impression people get of your home when they pull up in a car, or when walking by. Real estate agents can be as pleased with exterior curb appeal as they are with a well-maintained house on the inside. When it comes to residential property value, this book is indeed judged by its cover.

Exterior trouble areas include peeling paint; rotting wood on window frames; buckled roof shingles; overgrown shrubs; ignored lawns; and weeds growing through interlock paths, steps and the driveway.

“The lawns and landscaping that frame our home are as important as the quality inside,” says Reinie Drygala, lawncare products manager for Clear Choice, a leading name in innovative garden products. “And the good news is: when it comes to first impressions just a few little tips and tricks can make a big difference quickly.

“If you’re frustrated about overgrown weeds, for example, the newest herbicide technology is tackling that,” Drygala continued. “Now there are alternatives to traditional herbicides that effectively kill weeds, but also provide the homeowner with options if they are looking for ways to have less impact on the environment. The formulation for our Clear Choice selective herbicide, for example, contains up to 85 percent less active ingredients as compared to other products using the same ingredients. As importantly, microtechnology built into the formulation creates much smaller droplets that more efficiently deliver the herbicide to the plant. Clear Choice is effective on over 60 varieties of broadleaf weeds, killing them quickly while being friendly to your lawn.”

In addition to beautifying your lawn, try these quick tricks to give your home instant curb appeal:

* Scrape and spot-paint problem areas. This might be a temporary fix, but even a touch up is better than peeling paint.

* Add color by planting some annuals in the front yard flowerbeds.

* Replace or paint rusty fixtures like the mailbox, railings, house number, and more.

* Tackle pesky weeds on interlock paths and driveway. Use hand sprays for targeted jobs, or larger jugs for a big surface area.

* Install lighting along your walkways and steps, or to spotlight the shape and architecture. EL116973

Golf Real Estate OnLine Custom Homes of the Month - Blackstone
Blackstone The opportunity to live in a private country club community has never been a better value. The builders at Blackstone are offering great designs at unprecedented prices.

T.W. Lewis at Blackstone

K. Hovnanian at Blackstone

For more information on Blackstone homes for sale, please contact Vistancia Realty at 623-476-2923.

June 2011 PGA Tour Events
June 2 - 5
The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance
Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, Ohio
Televised by The Golf Channel and CBS

June 9 - 12
FedEx St. Jude Classic
TPC Southwind, Memphis, Tennessee
Televised by The Golf Channel and CBS

June 16 - 19
U.S. Open
Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, Maryland
Televised by ESPN and NBC

June 20 - 21
CVS Caremark Charity Classic
Rhode Island CC, Barrington, Rhode Island

June 23 - 26
Travelers Championship
TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Connecticut
Televised by The Golf Channel and CBS

June 30 - July 03
AT&T National
Aronimink Golf Club, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
Televised by The Golf Channel and CBS

For a full list of 2011 PGA Tour Events, go to PGA Tour Schedule

Fun Sites for the Avid Golfer
Eyespygolf.com. A directory of over 16,000 golf courses. Is your favorite course included?

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The Golf Real Estate OnLine Library