Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid Play Golf America Day reaches out to military families at Fort Knox

PGA of America


Published: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 | 8:55 a.m.

Despite cold temperatures and rain, many people weathered the storm to enjoy the 72nd PGA Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid Play Golf America Day on Sunday (May 15) at Fort Knox's Lindsey Golf Course.

The Play Golf America Day, open to both military families and the general public, helped encourage the game of golf as fun and affordable activity for the entire family and offered free lessons and instruction from Kentucky PGA Section Professionals, product demonstrations and free food to attendees.

"I want to thank the Soldiers and their families for registering for the event and also for their excitement to learn about the game of golf. There was something for everyone," said Clyde Hill, PGA general manager at Lindsey Golf Course.

Soldiers and their families who attended found the Play Golf America Day as a great opportunity to spend time together and were very appreciative of the event. The Play Golf America Day gave attendees a unique and insightful experience with the game of golf. The Mercedes-Benz Performance Center, a mobile golf tour powered by The PGA of America, was onsite along with high-tech golf teaching technologies for improving important game skills from putting to swing mechanics. Kentucky Section PGA Professionals provided golf instruction at the Performance Center featuring GolfTEC's g-SWING full swing analysis and g-PUTT putting analysis. Participants also had the opportunity to take photos with the Alfred S. Bourne Trophy (Senior PGA Championship Trophy).

"We are proud to be a part of PGA Play Golf America Day at Fort Knox," said Melinda Stickle, DFMWR Business Division Chief. "This event is another fine example of the Army honoring its commitment to Soldiers and their families by providing them with first-rate leisure and recreation activities."

Stickle added that this event is part of our Army's promise to provide Soldiers and families a quality of life that is commensurate with their service and sacrifice.

The first 250 people who registered online at and attended the Play Golf America Day event received a pair of Championship practice round tickets for Tuesday or Wednesday at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville. The Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid is scheduled for May 26-29.

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