New England Section PGA Professionals are a hit at Fenway Park

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PGA Professional Scott Reilly (right) shows a student how to position his hands.
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Published: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 | 2:21 p.m.

New England Section PGA Professionals hit it out of the park last Wednesday (April 20) when they gave free 10-minute lessons to students attending "College Day" at Fenway Park. Despite the cold and breezy weather, hundreds of college students attended the event and participated in activities including free golf lessons from PGA Professionals, tours of Fenway Park, prize giveaways, discounted merchandise and obstacle courses.

"The New England PGA is dedicated to growing the game of golf," said Jacy Settles, New England PGA manager of player development. "We are thrilled to have participated in College Day at Fenway Park."

The students showed great interest and excitement as they were waiting for their lesson. Many students even commented on how they always wanted to play, but never had the opportunity.

"I was amazed at how many college students are interested in golf," said Brian Bain, New England PGA Growth of the Game Committee Chair. "It was great; definitely something that we would do again."

Volunteering PGA Professionals were also able to provide interested students with information about the New England Amateur Series, a series of 25 golf events for amateurs played at mostly private facilities; Get Golf Ready, an affordable five-lesson class designed to teach adults the game of golf in a comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere; and PGA Free Lesson Month, beginning in May at participating facilities in the Boston area and nationwide.