Golf Jam 2011 to be staged at PGA Center for Learning and Performance

Golf Jam
PGA of America
Families and beginners will be able to experience the debut of the PGA Discover Golf Course.
PGA of America

Series: PGA

Published: Thursday, November 17, 2011 | 11:59 a.m.

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance will host the inaugural Golfjam 2011 this Saturday, Nov. 19, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., featuring the debut of the new, family-oriented, three-hole PGA Discover Golf Course. In addition, avid golfers can test out the latest innovations in golf clubs and equipment from top golf manufacturers - Callaway, Cobra, Nike, PING, TaylorMade, Titleist and U.S. Kids during the Golfjam Demo Day.

The new PGA Discover Golf Course will enable families and beginners to play together at a leisurely pace on the PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance's three-hole teaching course. This is a perfect opportunity for novice golfers to come out and learn more about the game.

2008 PGA Distinguished Service Award Winner Dennis Walters will perform his golf shot show at 1 p.m., while long-drive champion Maurice Allen, will perform a demonstration off the tee at 2 p.m. Allen has hit tape measure shots of as long as 432 yards during his career. Meanwhile, there will be fun family activities and contests for kids of all ages.

Attendees that register for a $25 Callaway Club Fitting at Golfjam 2011 will receive a dozen golf balls plus take $25 off their Callaway purchases.

"Golfjam 2011 is an incredible opportunity for you to be among the first to get a sneak preview of the latest in golf equipment just before the holiday shopping season, as well as for families to play together in a fun environment on the new PGA Discovery Course as they enjoy some entertaining golf shows," said Bob Baldassari, The PGA of America's Senior Director for Player Development and General Manager of the PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance.

"This is an event for every golfer in your family to experience the game in a relaxed environment at one of the most unique practice facilities in all of golf."

The PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance is located at 8565 Commerce Center Drive in Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (800) 800-GOLF Ext. 3 or visit

Admission is complimentary to the demo day portion of Golfjam. Entry for the PGA Discover Course is $10 per person, which entitles you to enjoy unlimited golf.

About PGA Village
The Ryder, Wanamaker and Dye Courses form a trio of world-class courses at the PGA Golf Club, at PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Named by Golf Digest as one of the "75 Best Golf Resorts in North America," PGA Village also features the award-winning, 35-acre PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance and the PGA Museum of Golf. PGA Golf Club exists to be one of the premier public-access resort facilities in America, complete with a Private Members Club, and also serves as the home club for our 27,000 PGA Professionals. For more information, please visit

About The PGA of America
Celebrating its 95th year, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission of its founders: 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 a multi-billion dollar golf industry.

By creating and delivering dramatic world-class championships and exciting and enjoyable promotions that are viewed as the best of their class in the golf industry, 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. The PGA of America brand represents the very best in golf.