Day One: Santana Leroy is on staff here at MyrtleBeachGolf.com and very dedicated to learning the game inside and out. She grew up a ballroom dancer never really having much interest in golf, but now working at Myrtle Beach Golf she has realized what an interesting and intriguing game golf is.
Last week at our weekly golf social, the Phil Ritson and Mel Sole Golf School came as our guests, and gained interest in Santana and her pursuit to learn the game of golf. She had only had two short lessons previous, and had only played nine holes of golf. They called her on Saturday and invited her to attend a three day golf school on them, and we decided to title it, “The Santana Project.” “The Hank Haney Project” has been such a huge success for the Golf Channel, we decided to do our own version of it! Stay Tuned for the next two days!
The Phil Ritson & Mel Sole Golf School has been around for over 20 years and has a location at the Pawley’s Plantation in Pawley’s Island, SC. They just recently opened a school at Grande Dunes Resort Course in Myrtle Beach about three months ago.
“Our mission at Ritson-Sole is to be the leader in golf academies, offering top-quality golf instruction at an affordable price. We are committed to providing a learning experience for the individual golfer that results in real and lasting golf improvement. We ensure increased enjoyment of the game for each of our students.” (http://www.ritson-sole.com)
Santana has been lucky enough to work with one of the best instructors on staff, David Olberding. He was very excited about the experiment and saw a lot of potential in Santana on day one.
The first 30 minutes consisted of watching her swing, getting some footage and going inside and analyzing her swing before she came to the academy. After an hour of review and critic they headed back to the driving range and worked on chipping and short range shots.
“I feel like I have already improved 100 percent from when I came to the school three hours ago. Everything David said made sense and I was making good contact with the golf ball,” Leroy said. “I’m excited about the next two days; I can’t wait to see the improvement.”
Check back tomorrow for the day two recaps.