JUST ANNOUNCED! 2016 CLINIC DATES ARE LISTED BELOW:
TUESDAY'S - MAY 17 - JUNE 14 - 5:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
WEDNESDAY'S - MAY 11 - JUNE 8 - 5:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
GET GOLF READY INSPIRES NEW GOLFERS TO HIT THE LINKS
As a PGA professional, I have learned that golf can prove as beneficial as it can be frustrating to those with little or no experience on the links. For this reason, golf facilities nationwide, including VILLAGE GREENS OF WOODRIDGE, are providing an easy and affordable introduction to the game through a new program—Get Golf Ready in 5 Days.
Designed for the millions who are new or occasional golfers, this program is intended to bring adults into the game by offering five introductory lessons in a small-group environment.
PGA professionals across the country, myself included, will conduct the lessons and provide participants with the opportunity to learn and practice the basics in a fast and gratifying way for the low cost of $99.
Through this program, participants will be introduced to golf in a comfortable setting that will enable them to reap benefits both on and off the fairway. Not only will they experience the satisfaction of sinking that first putt, participants will also realize the health, professional and personal benefits, some of which I have personally experienced, that are afforded by the game.
From a health standpoint, by walking the course instead of riding in a golf cart, a person who weighs between 150-200 pounds will burn between 2,000 and 2,700 calories. (Source: Health Status calorie counter). It has been shown that burning 2,500 calories a week improves overall health by lowering the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer (source: Neil Wolkodoff, Rose Center for Health and Sports Sciences). Even if you don't walk the course, you are still active and reaping the benefits of being outdoors in a park-like setting.
On the business side, for young and seasoned professionals, men and women alike, the golf course provides an appropriate setting to develop new business relationships, network with colleagues, and enhance the self-esteem needed to set one apart at the office. When you are not closing the deal, the golf course offers the perfect setting for families and friends to enjoy the outdoors and each other's company.
Get Golf Ready consists of five lessons, in which basic skills as well as background regarding the game's rules, etiquette and values are learned. Techniques such as chipping, putting, full swing, half swing and bunker play, among others, will be emphasized and practiced during significant on-course learning opportunities. Other fundamentals such as guidelines for the use and maintenance of golf equipment, keeping score and navigating the course, will also be learned.
Following the completion of the five-session program, a smooth transition into other Get Golf Ready graduate outings, such as the free and low-cost programs offered by Play Golf
America (PlayGolfAmerica.com), will be provided. By continuing to take advantage of these opportunities, participants will witness firsthand the benefits of the game of golf.
This is the second year for the Get Golf Ready program, and it has the support and collaboration from the entire golf industry, including the World Golf Foundation, The PGA of America and other leading national and state golf associations, organizations, manufacturers, media and companies. In 2009, more than 1,100 facilities participated nationwide exceeding expectations by 60% for the first year.
For more information on the Get Golf Ready program, please call (630) 985-3610.
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