Give Dad some game this Father's Day with golf lessons

By
PGA of America

Series: PGA

Published: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 | 9:22 a.m.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Father's Day is just around the corner and it's the perfect time to get dad and the entire family outside to have fun together on the golf course by giving him some golf lessons through the Get Golf Ready (GGR) and other Play Golf America programs.

Get Golf Ready, now in its fourth year, is designed to bring adults into the game in a fast, fun, affordable manner. It targets the millions of adults in the United States who have never played golf or who have minimal experience in the game. In addition to being an introduction for beginners, it is also a great "back to basics" refresher course for those who are more experienced in the game. GGR appeals to all different levels of ability, making it the perfect way to get mom, dad and the kids and grandkids out on the course together to enjoy the game that can be played for a lifetime.

"Golf is the perfect way to get dad and the kids out to have some fun and spend time together this Father's Day, and the gift of improving his skills with Get Golf Ready is the gift that keeps on giving," said PGA of America President Allen Wronowski. "It allows families to have fun together outside while learning and improving their golf game. I can't think of a better way to spend Father's Day!"

Get Golf Ready offers five lessons that concentrate on basic skills, instruction and information on the rules of golf, etiquette and values. Participants will learn techniques regarding chipping and putting, full swing and bunker play, as well as the fundamental guidelines for use and maintenance of golf equipment, keeping score and navigating the course. Most facilities offer the program for an affordable $99, although price varies by facility, making it the perfect gift for dads and grandfathers this Father's Day.

There are currently more than 2,700 facilities nationwide certified to host Get Golf Ready. Moms, dads, kids and grandkids can learn more about Get Golf Ready and find a local participating facility at GetGolfReady.com. Additional free and affordable Play Golf America programs can be found at PlayGolfAmerica.com. Both sites allow consumers to find and register for programs at local participating facilities by searching with their state or zip code.

About The PGA of America
Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the multi-billion dollar golf industry. By creating and delivering world-class championships and innovative programs, The PGA of America elevates the public's interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. As The PGA nears its centennial, the PGA brand represents the very best in golf.

About World Golf Foundation
The World Golf Foundation develops and supports initiatives that positively impact lives through the game of golf and its traditional values. The Foundation, which was founded in 1993 and is supported by major international golf organizations and professional Tours, provides oversight to World Golf Hall of Fame, The First Tee, Golf 20/20 and other industry initiatives in support of its mission.