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Fairmont Turnberry Isle, Miami Hotel

January 18, 2011 09:00 ET

Legendary Miami Hotel and 2006 PGA of America "Teacher of the Year" Bill Forrest Form New Golf Academy

AVENTURA, FL--(Marketwire - January 18, 2011) - Fairmont Turnberry Isle announced it has entered into an agreement with noted golf instructor Bill Forrest, 2006 PGA of America "Teacher of the Year," to form THEgolfacademy at Fairmont Turnberry Isle.

Forrest, a GOLF Magazine Top 100 Instructor, has worked with numerous professional golfers, athletes and celebrities -- including Masters Champion Seve Ballesteros, Grace Park, Jimmy Connors, and Mia Hamm among others. Under Forrest's direction, THEgolfacademy at this luxury Miami hotel will offer private individual instruction for junior and adult players, as well as a comprehensive schedule of single-day clinics and workshops, multi-day camps and golf schools.

In addition, students will receive a complete golfer's personality evaluation and a 25-page personalized profile to help them understand their own mental approach to the game. They will also have access to PowerChalk -- a personalized online instruction resource with videos and analysis of their golf swing, detailed lesson plans, drills and reference materials.

Overseeing THEgolfacademy at this luxury Miami hotel is Gary Knapp, who has been voted Teacher of the Year by both the South Florida PGA and the Southern Nevada Chapter of the Southwest Section PGA and a team of stellar instructors, including Christina Trammell, one of the nation's top female golf instructors, and Hiro Suzuki, a full-time resident golf professional at Fairmont Turnberry Isle who previously served as golf director for Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Bob Coman, who was named one of the 20 Most Admired Golf Operators in America by Golf Inc. and was voted the Southern Chapter of the South Florida PGA Section 2010 Merchandiser of the Year, is the Director of Golf at Fairmont Turnberry Isle.

In addition to providing Fairmont's Miami hotel guests with the finest individual and group golf instruction, THEgolfacademy team at Fairmont Turnberry Isle will work in concert with the resort's athletic training program headed by Pete Bommarito of Bommarito Performance Systems and Dr. Matthew Cooper, president of USA Sports Therapy and one of the leaders in enzyme therapy, to create the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art game-improvement facilities in North America.

About Fairmont Turnberry Isle
Situated on 300 tropical acres, this Mediterranean-style retreat features 392 spacious guest rooms and suites, and is renowned for its world-class golf and tennis facilities, award-winning Willow Stream Spa, remarkable dining options including Michael Mina's BOURBON STEAK, a lagoon-style pool with a waterslide and lazy river, a conference center, a supervised children's program, a private Ocean Club and distinguished Membership Club. Fairmont Turnberry Isle has received numerous accolades including GOLF Magazine's Premier Resorts 2010 - Silver Medal and inclusion in Golf Digest's 2010 list of "America's Top 50 Courses for Women. For more information or for reservations, please call (800) 441-1414 or visit  www.fairmont.com/turnberryisle.

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