RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, December 07, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Old Chatham Golf Club (http://www.oldchathamgolf.org), a nationally recognized prestigious golf club, is becoming an increasingly popular destination for touring golf professionals. Recently, Old Chatham has hosted Corey Pavin, Larry Mize, Lee Janzen, Peter Jacobson, Brad Fritsch, Dave Mathias, Michael Putman, Andrew Putman and Justin Walters. Webb Simpson was a member at Old Chatham for two years before moving to Charlotte. Tour players appreciate the privacy of Old Chatham's Rees Jones-designed course, whose gates open only for members, their guests and teaching professionals' students. The course itself is nestled within 400 acres of federally protected land with no housing available. ---
In addition to the privacy and quality of the facilities, what is drawing tour players to Old Chatham are two of the most respected and sought after instructors in the golf world today. Old Chatham founding member and professor of Educational Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Richard Coop, is famous for helping professional athletes achieve optimum results. He is a consultant to all the athletic teams in the area of mental skills training and performance enhancement. Dr. Coop has worked with a number of professional golfers on the PGA, Senior PGA and LPGA Tours. A partial list of these golfers include Payne Stewart, Corey Pavin, Ben Crenshaw, Larry Mize, Jim Gallagher, Jr., Mark O'Meara, Scott Simpson, Steve Pate, Nick Faldo, Bob Estes, Bob Tway, Gene Littler and Donna Andrews. Players with whom Dr. Coop has coached have won a combined six British Opens, four U.S. Opens, four PGA Championships and seven Master's.
Dr. Richard Coop is a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he is a consultant to all the athletic teams in the area of Mental Skills Training and Performance Enhancement. In addition, he has worked with a number of professional golfers on the PGA, Senior PGA and LPGA Tours. A partial list of these golfers includes Payne Stewart, Corey Pavin, Ben Crenshaw, Larry Mize, Jim Gallagher, Jr., Mark O'Meara, Scott Simpson, Steve Pate, Nick Faldo, Bob Estes, Bob Tway, Gene Littler and Donna Andrews. Players with whom Dr. Coop has worked have won six British Opens, four U.S. Opens, four PGA Championships and seven Master's. Many of these professionals visit Dr. Coop at Old Chatham, who counts among it's membership some of the best golfers in the area.
Golf instructor Patrick Kelley recently made Old Chatham his home base, much for the same reason Dr. Coop did. The level of service, quality of facilities and privacy provides the perfect atmosphere for Kelley to help his players find their best game. Kelley helps golfers improve their swing mechanics, short game techniques, mental preparation and other aspects of the game. Brad Fritsch, who recently earned playing rights on the 2013 PGA Tour, worked on his game with Kelley and improved a half-shot in his putts per round. Kelley's professional clients have won a combined total of eight PGA Tours.
"The course at Old Chatham is just as competitive as the courses that you see on the PGA Tour, which attracts professional golfers in the area," said John Marino, Old Chatham director of operations. "Members and guests at Old Chatham have the opportunity to learn from the best by taking lessons with Patrick. He has helped many successful pros take their game to next level and improve their scores, which is a significant draw for many."
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ABOUT OLD CHATHAM GOLF CLUB:
Established in 2001 by area business leaders, the Old Chatham Golf Club is a Triangle-based club with the charm and character of the classics. Old Chatham Golf Club is nestled just minutes from the I-40 corridor with 400 acres of rolling hills rich in native pines and oaks. In this secluded yet convenient location, members and their guests can escape to the tranquility of an uncrowded retreat, characterized by gracious hospitality with an emphasis on quality and comfort. For more information, visit http://www.oldchathamgolf.org.
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