After a thrilling and historic Open Championship at Royal Birkdale this past weekend, many new golf fans will flock to the Golf Channel looking for swing tips and helpful training techniques to sharpen their own game to Championship levels. Those tuning in will find a familiar face to many on the Treasure Coast, especially Harbour Ridge, providing those hints to millions of viewers. Mike Malizia, Director of Instruction at Harbour Ridge’s Golf Academy, and one of Golf Digest’s “Best Teachers in Your State”, scheduled to appear as a guest instructor on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive July 26th and 29th. The popular daily morning show will air from 7-9 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday, and 7:00-9:30 a.m. EST on Saturday.
Malizia is one of the inaugural coaches in Golf Channel Academy (GCA), a dedicated network of teaching facilities. Malizia has been teaching golf for more than 15 years. Prior to joining the coaching ranks, he played professionally on the PGA Tour and Nike Tour as well as competed in the 2000 U.S. Open.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to be on Morning Drive,” said Malizia, whose students include PGA Tour player Derek Fathauer and Web.com Tour players Hugo and Horacio Leon and Josh Hart. “It’s been a great experience to be a part of the Golf Channel Academy network of coaches and I look forward to sharing some of my best lessons and playing strategies with the viewers at home.”
As recently as 2015, Malizia’s academy at Harbour Ridge was voted one of GolfCourseHome® Network’s “Top 10 Best Communities for Great Golf Instruction.” Harbour Ridge members enjoy full access to renowned golf training and learning programs geared for beginners to Tour Professionals. Harbour Ridge’s Teaching Professionals use the most advanced equipment and analysis software available from TrackMan Golf to V1 Sports/Interactive Frontiers to evaluate each students’ swing and ensure proper club fitting.
Members of Harbour Ridge may arrange a wide variety of instructional opportunities with the Professional Teaching Staff such as: Private Lessons, Weekly Group Clinics, Full Swing Schools, Short Game Schools, On-course Playing Lessons, Game Evaluations, TPI Body Assessment, Mental Golf Profile Testing, Club Fittings, Educational Seminars.
Make sure to tune into the Golf Channel this week see this world-class instruction on display. For more information about Harbour Ridge and the Mike Malizia Golf Academy, please sign-up here for our Harbour Ridge Community brochure.
Martin County, Florida has the perfect climate and opportunity for you to experience almost every activity imaginable. Salt & fresh water fishing is available to those who love to catch a variety of game fish. Enjoy boating on miles and miles of scenic waterways or fishing to your heart’s content. If you’re a landlubber, no problem, enjoy one or more of the nine golf courses or if tennis is your game, then head to a number of parks and clubs where you can enjoy a quick game. Palm City is also one of the finest equestrian communities on the Treasure Coast with many opportunities to learn to ride or compete. From playgrounds and ball fields to Sailfish Splash Waterpark in Stuart, Martin County is loaded with ways to stay active, here are a few parks and trails to check out!
Halpatiokee Regional Park located on Lost Lake Road at Highway 76 is situated along the banks of the St. Lucie River consists of 180 acres featuring football/soccer fields, tennis courts, playground, covered skating rink and miles of trails.
LCpl Justin Wilson Park located at 2050 SW Mapp Road, features playgrounds, picnic shelters, soccer and baseball fields, racquet and basketball courts and an observation tower and nature trail.
Leighton Park located at the base of the Palm City Bridge is also the home of the Palm City Recreation Center used for Programs and Meetings and features baseball fields and a public boat launch area.
Jock Leighton Park is located on 16 acres of land on the corner of 36th Street and Mapp Road and features picnic areas, skateboard ramps and baseball/softball and football fields.
Wildcat Wonderland 2 is located on the grounds of the Palm City Elementary School. The interactive playground was built through then generous efforts of the school children’s parents.
Indian Riverside Park is located in on Indian River Drive in Jensen Beach and features splash fountains, riverfront walking trails, and the Mansion at Tuckahoe which dates back to 1938. Info available at 772.221.1418 or www.martin.fl.us./mansion
Sailfish Splash Water Park is the hottest new place to cool down. Families and visitors enjoy a unique and rich aquatics venue for all ages featuring two 4-story tall water slides, a lazy river, shaded picnic, wifi, area & much, much more! Info available at 772.320.3100 or www.sailfishsplash.com
Harbour Ridge is a premier waterfront community located in Palm City and boasts world-class fitness and outdoor amenities. Waterfront walking and biking trails, stand-up paddleboard and kayak launch, championship golf, and of course the state-of-the-art Lakeside Spa Fitness and Tennis center. Harbour Ridge has it all. Learn more here!
The residents of Harbour Ridge are always on the move. Whether it is heading out to the open sea on their prized boats or teeing off on the home championship golf courses, residents of the Palm City community, just outside of Stuart, love the active lifestyle that South Florida can offer. Recently, a group of a Harbour Ridge residents combined their eagerness to stay active with their compelling enthusiasm for their community to raise awareness for a unique cause. To Save the Chimps.
Yes, that’s right, chimpanzees. Residents took part in the 3rd Annual Chimpathon at the Save the Chimps Sanctuary located a few miles north in Fort Pierce. Racers ran their way through the world’s largest chimpanzee sanctuary, gaining access to the normally secluded and private animals.
“It was a beautiful day and a fabulous chance to see the sanctuary usually closed to outsiders,” said Harbour Ridge resident, Lynn Myers. “The Chimps were as excited to us as were to see them. We enjoyed the walk and the opportunity to raise money for a wonderful cause.”
Although it was a race for a good cause, it is still a friendly competition, and Harbour Ridge took home some hardware thanks to resident Jane Nartowt, who was an age group winner. Harbour Ridge residents are constantly making an impact in the community and are always looking for ways to stay active. Luckily for them, Harbour Ridge is the perfect community to do just that.
Harbour Ridge is a community where golfers and tennis players mingle with boaters and nature enthusiasts to create a buzzing, active community of residents, each of whom is proud to call Harbour Ridge home. Sports and cards, club activities and special events bring members together and give Harbour Ridge its unique appeal.
What really makes Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club special is the connection members have with each other, a connection built on a philosophy of respect and enthusiasm for life. New members are easily welcomed to this friendly, caring community and are quickly swept away by the dazzling array of social events offered at the Club. From golf, tennis and yachting events to cards, dining, dancing, clubs and entertainment, there is something for everyone at Harbour Ridge. Come see for yourself!