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Top golf pros to lead golf clinics

For those experiencing a plateau in their golf game, top-notch instruction will be offered at The Grand Del Mar with guest instructors including David Stockton, Lynn Marriott, Pia Nilsson and Dave Pelz throughout September and October at 5300 Grand Del Mar Court.
The first clinic will be Vision54, a three-day seminar from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 10 through Sept. 12, taught by Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson. This seminar will focus on technical aspects of the game, as well as the belief that the physical, technical, mental, emotional and social elements of golf must converge in balance.
The cost is $2,995 for each session.
The next set of clinics will be Stockton Golf. Adhering to a clear simple means of instruction gleaned from his own 46-year PGA Tour career, Dave Stockton — along with the added expertise of his sons Ron and Dave Jr. — will present three one-day putting and short game schools with hands-on instruction. The goal of Stockton’s signature approach for amateur golfers is to experience a reduction in their handicap of 3 to 4 strokes.
The Stockton Golf clinics will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 1, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 29 and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 10, for $2,300 per person, per day.
The Grand Del Mar will also host the Dave Pelz Scoring Game School — designed for golfers seriously focused on honing their short-game skills. Applying a practical, scientific approach to golf instruction, this technique was developed through years of testing and research. The program’s golf school curriculum focuses strictly on “the Scoring Game,” an exacting combination of the short game (distance wedges, pitching, chipping, sand play) and putting, which comprises 60 percent to 65 percent of the total number of shots played per round.
A One-Day clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 9 and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 21.
A Three-Day Scoring Game clinic will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 11 through Oct. 13.
A Three-Day Scoring Game School is set from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 15 through Oct. 17 and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 19 through Oct. 21.
The clinics range from $425 to $2,545 for the three-day program.