The revamped 'Palmer' officially opens at PGA National Resort & Spa
Palm Beach Gardens (CBS12) —
The Mayor of Palm Beach Gardens Maria Marino had the ribbon cutting honors at the grand reopening of The Palmer course at PGA National Resort & Spa. The course, is of course, named after the original designer, legendary golfer Arnold Palmer, and has been re-designed to fit all the things Palmer cherished in course design.
"We've been able to visually change the way the course looks by the way they've attacked the bunkers, says Greg Saunders, VP Managing Director at PGA National Resort & Spa. "We've build a lot of faces on the back and more noses, so it gives you a much better perspective of the shot and, as Arnie would tell you, what the risks and rewards are."
Ten year old Madison Moman took part of the ceremonial first putt, along with Saunders, Marino and Golf Channel analyst Tim Rosaforte. The 13th ranked girls golfer in the World for her age lives at PGA National with her family, and is thrilled to have access the Palmer to evolve her game even further.
"My goal is to make my short game better, but it is (already) pretty good, says Moman. "I want to hit my ball further, because right now I'm hitting it 150 (yards) to 160, and my goal is to hit it, once I'm at least 12 years old, is to hit it past 200."
Moman was recently a guest on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.