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Palmer Golf Institute Launches (Posted On: Monday, March 23, 2009)

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The Raven Golf Club at Lora Bay situated between Thornbury and Meaford, Ontario in the Town of The Blue Mountains announced the formation of the Palmer Golf Institute, operated by their Director of Golf, Jeff Palmer.

The Palmer Golf Institute, or PGI, at Lora Bay will develop golf-training programs that focus on higher learning and total game improvement goals so that each client can better enjoy the sport of golf. “I am lucky to work for an ownership that embraces entrepreneurship and is excited about golf education and coaching,” said Palmer, who is President of Palmer Golf Solutions Inc. “The main objectives of the PGI will be to service the members and residents of Lora Bay by providing higher learning and world class golf coaching, as well as to place emphasis on junior golf development in this region,” he added.

The PGI will offer classroom instruction, practical coaching sessions and on-course coaching, as well as fitness training courses specific to golf for novice, intermediate and advanced players. Each program will utilize state of the art video analysis, training aids, techniques and technology. PGI will offer customized coaching programs for men and ladies while placing a strong emphasis on junior golf, offering weekly classes and summer learning camps for young developing golfers.

Jeff Palmer, a Class A member of the Canadian PGA, is an 18-year veteran in the golf industry, instructing golfers on two continents and in three countries, while learning from world-renowned instructors such Jim Maclean, Butch Harmon, Jim Flick and Bob Toski. Palmer’s teaching philosophy hinges on the development of sound fundamentals as well as empirical, statistical data capture to identify opportunities for improvement. “It is a tremendous opportunity to make an impact and grow the game of golf, as well as to establish the Palmer Golf Institute as a leading brand in golf coaching and education.”

Jeff will bring his enthusiasm, knowledge and love of the game to the members of the Raven Golf Club at Lora Bay as well as the general public offering a full service golf academy in Southern Georgian Bay.

The Raven Golf Club at Lora Bay is a semi-private facility that welcomes green fee play. The 7,200-yard championship layout, co-designed by PGA Tour professional Tom Lehman and Canada’s premier golf course architect, Tom McBroom, reflects the local character of the community and celebrates the land, by preserving its barns and stonewalls, providing exceptional vistas to Georgian Bay and the surrounding Niagara Escarpment. The course has its Audubon accreditation, playing host to the 2007 Telus Skins Game and co-host of the Nationwide Tour Ford Wayne Gretzky Classic and Celebrity Pro-Am, from 2008 to 2010.

Lora Bay is a master-planned year-round lifestyle community, comprised of single-family lots and villas nestled around the Raven Golf Club, all within close proximity to the charming community of Thornbury and access to the Georgian Trail. Lora Bay dedicated over 60% of the 580 acres as 'green space', incorporating deeryards, wildlife
corridors and nature preserves and two miles of the Georgian Trail for hiking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Future plans include tennis courts, an indoor pool and fitness studio and a beach club at the waters edge.

For more information, visit or contact Jeff Palmer at  or (705) 444-8017.


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