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East Coast Insight - Fall Foliage Issue - November 1, 2015


  • East Course

    Inside this month:

    An exclusive tip from Golf Pro, Greg Wall.

    Meet Oliphant, our new Course Groundskeepers.

    The Inn at Pocono Manor Golf Club

    Issue 2, November 2015

    Fall Foliage Issue


  • In this Issue:

    An exclusive tip for improving your game from our resident Director of Golf, Greg Wall.

    Wish you were here? Fall Foliage pictures from around the Course.

    The Oliphant Companies, our new groundskeepers.

  • G reg Wall, Pocono Manors Golf Professional, hosts several Golf Classes annually. He has this tip for us this month:

    Keep your chin up!

    Moving the head on the backswing is one of the biggest problems for

    the average golfer. Many times this is caused because golfers tuck

    their chin in too much at address, and when they make a shoulder

    turn, the left shoulder hits the chin and moves the head. Be sure to

    For more details on the Greg Wall Golf School, including pricing and scheduling a class for you

    or your group, please contact the Pro Shop at (570) 839-7110 or email Greg Wall

    The Fall leaves make a spectacular backdrop along the East Course during the month of

    October. Many golf groups plan their outing to coincide with this annual display of color.

    Special rates and packages are available upon request. Please contact our group sales office

    for more information on 2016 Golf Packages : alenton@poconomanor.com (570) 243-4015.

    keep the chin comfortably out, so that the left shoulder can turn under the chin and keep

    the head still.

  • Pocono Manor East Golf Course

    All pictures featured in this issue

    were captured on Monday,

    October 12, 2015.

  • D ont just wish you were here make plans to visit us in 2016, and experience the beauty of our East Course for yourself!

    We can provide special all-inclusive package rates for

    groups of any size, including overnight accommodations,

    meals and Green Fees, including cart rental.

    Preferred tee times can be arranged prior to arrival or,

    based on the size of your group, Shotgun Scrambles for

    tournaments of up to 150 players.

  • eet Craig Haltom, Vice President Golf Management

    & Project Development for The Oliphant Companies.

    Thanks for a great first year at Pocono Manor! It is a real pleasure to be part of the team that cares for such a fun and historic golf course. We have enjoyed getting to know many of the regular golfers at Pocono Manor, and would like to give you some background information on our company:

    Oliphant Golf Management provides golf course maintenance and general management

    services for 9 high profile facilities in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Our main office is in Plover,

    Wisconsin, and at the peak of the golf season we employ around 350 people.

    Our parent company, Oliphant Golf, Inc., is an industry

    leading golf course construction and renovation

    company. We have built over 60 new golf courses,

    most recently at Mike Keisers highly anticipated new

    golf resort, Sand Valley, in central WI.

    We have also completed nearly 200 renovation

    projects at some of the most notable courses in the

    country, including Pebble Beach Golf Links, Oakland

    Hills Country Club and L.A. Country Club.


  • OGMs overriding working principle is that every day is important meaning our people

    appreciate the urgency of each day of the golfing season. We make a sustained effort to

    exceed expectations and to simply get more done, every day.

    I was fortunate to spend several years

    living and working in Scotland as a

    Landscape Architecture graduate student,

    where I got to visit literally hundreds of

    the worlds greatest links courses, and

    work on quite a few as well. In my time

    there I was introduced to a common sense

    and environmentally sustainable style of

    greens keeping that would later become

    the hallmark of OGMs approach to golf maintenance. In short, we keep it simple! We work

    hard, follow time-tested cultural practices, and focus on the things that matter most to golfers.

    Our first year at Pocono Manor has been fantastic we learned a lot and we are making great

    progress on the course, thanks to the hard work of our course superintendent, Tom Stem, and

    his crew.

    The newly rebuilt 7th green is

    almost fully grown in, and we

    look forward to great

    conditions on that green for

    years to come. Thanks to

    everyone at Pocono Manor for

    your patience as we restored

    that neat little green (truly one

    of the most interesting golf

    holes in the world!)

    Thank you for the opportunity to be your maintenance partner.

    Craig Haltom.


    Email us a comment about your experience playing

    our East Course, and if it is selected for inclusion in a

    future issue, you could win a copy of our special edition

    Centennial Booklet, filled with information and images

    chronicling the history of the Pocono Manor Golf Club.

    Please email your comments or anecdotes to us here:

    East Course Experience. Be sure to include your name

    and a mailing address with your submission.

  • One Manor Drive Pocono Manor, PA 18349

    (800) 233-8150 PoconoManor.com