Mel Sole Golf School
Mel Sole Golf School
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Golf School operating year round at Pawleys Plantation, a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course 30 minutes south of Myrtle Beach. 3-day schools, 1 and 2-day programs, private lessons, and 2-hour group clinics. For all skill levels. Parent/Child Programs also available. Stay & play on-site with our 'Best Ever Golf School' package or attend as a Commuter Student. Computerized video analysis and personal take-home video via CD or email. A GOLF Magazine "TOP 25 USA Golf Schools" since 1991.
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Andrew D
1 contribution
Jul 2021
Scheduled three private one-hour lessons with David, which was a game-changer.

He used a great mix of physical application on the range with video instruction to show me where my swing was off and how to fix it. Also some great putting tips.

Each day we built upon what was learned the previous day and it couldn't have been more worth the money ($100/session) would highly recommend to anyone looking for instruction on the proper golf swing technique.
Written July 7, 2021
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Brian H
1 contribution
Mar 2022
Mel is a true professional in every sense. I have been golfing for several years with all of my mechanics off. From the beginning, Mel took the time to straighten my golf swing out to videoing everything I was taught including practice drills with irons, pitch shots, bunkers, putting etc.
It was a great experience with excellent coaching and feedback. I would highly recommend Mel Sole school of golfing to all levels.
Written March 6, 2022
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Barbara S
2 contributions
Mar 2022
I attended the 3-day golf school taught by Mel Sole, and it was a fantastic experience! It was fun, informative, instructive, and an over-all enjoyable experience. Mel has a wonderful teaching style, and reinforces the good as he works on those areas that are weak. I never felt like the mediocre golfer I am, and came home feeling inspired and motivated to practice the drills he teaches and to improve my game. I highly encourage golfers at any level to take the time to attend this school. You won't be sorry!
Written April 7, 2022
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Tourist505436
Mount Pleasant, IA3 contributions
Jul 2021
Just finished a 3-day golf school with David at Mel Sole's. Great experience! The video analysis of my swing was so helpful and I could really see what I was doing wrong as well as what I was doing right. So appreciative of the suggestions for improvement to take my game to the next level. As a 60 some-year-old beginner with some bad habits, this school was extremely helpful. If you want to improve your game do it! It is so worth it!
Written July 17, 2021
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Rita S
4 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
We just spent 3 days at Mel Sole’s golf school and it was a great experience for my athletic experienced golfing husband and myself a true beginner. Dave was our instructor and he was patient, kind and encouraging to me and provided helpful tips to my husband. We also enjoyed our stay in the condo on Pawley’s Plantation. The course covered so many aspects of golf and it was great to have the video to see the improvement we all made. I would highly recommend this course to the beginners and to anyone who wants to improve their game.
Written May 20, 2021
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Allen M
Savannah, GA1 contribution
Aug 2020
I have been to the 3 day school twice, once with Mel and this time with David. Both are excellent teachers and easy to understand. I went back the second time, after 16 years, for the drills that are drilled in to you.
With aging I have lost distance and I want to improve ball striking. In both visits to the school the instruction provided has improved my game. I would highly recommend the Ritson-Sole golf school to a player at any level.
Written September 7, 2020
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Don M
1 contribution
Apr 2021
David Olberding was patient and incredibly technical when it came to analyzing my swing and overall golf IQ. I definitely learned a ton and will practice the drills David taught over the three day program. My son was with me and also agrees that David was incredible. His 40 years of experience playing and teaching golf is worth the trip to SC.
Written April 12, 2021
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Karen M
Edmond, OK40 contributions
Jun 2020
Run, don’t walk, to this golf school! Hubby and I just finished a three day school and 9 hole playing lesson with Mel, and wow, are we happy! Mel, Rosemary and David are some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet anywhere. And, Mel addressed each of our many needs with physical and mental correcting. There’s a reason this golf school ranks up there with the best in the U.S.. We drove 18 hours to get there and it was worth every minute! We will be back next year!
Written June 13, 2020
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Nadine B
2 contributions
Feb 2022
If you like "chicken wings" do not come to Mel's school! He is the expert on removing chicken wings from your stroke! After three days of hands on lessons, our strokes and form were significantly improved. Book in advance to have Mel as instructor for three days, and add on 18 hole options for afternoon play.
The accommodations and location were spot on. Mel customized instruction for each of us. The video lessons will be an excellent resource for after we return home.
PS Lots of local restaurants have chicken wings if you still want them.
Written March 7, 2022
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Ann Marie H
7 contributions
Sep 2020
My husband and I were Return Patrons to a Wonderful Golf School Experience!
We had been out of the sport for almost 2 years and wanted to begin with a fresh start and swing tune up prior to hitting the course. David was our instructor for a 3 day course and it was nothing short of absolutely terrific. Breakdown of posture, grip and the swing we brought back with us and the ability to do what is correct out of the gate. The full swing video each day is an eye opener that helps so much. A review of short course skills was well done. We were given the skills to work on to improve our games. The accommodations booked through Mel and Rosemary well comfortable and clean. We are excited to get out there and play and have vowed to return again. You get your BANG for your Buck with Mel and David!!
Written September 10, 2020
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Mel Sole Golf School (Pawleys Island) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Mel Sole Golf School is open:
  • Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM