PGA Play Golf America Day Coming to Scottsdale on May 3

Free golf activities will include on-site instruction from more than 20 area PGA Professionals 

McCormick Ranch Golf Club in ScottsdaleA fun-filled day of free golf activities will be held during PGA Play Golf America Day at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale, on Sunday May 3, 2009. 

Created to showcase the game of golf in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, PGA Play Golf America Day is presented by The PGA of America with presenting sponsors American Express and The Royal Bank of Scotland.

The PGA Play Golf America Day at McCormick Ranch will run from 8 AM – 1 PM. The event is designed to provide free expert instruction to golfers of all ages and skill levels, introduce new golfers to the game and provide equipment testing from the best brands in golf today. 

Highlighting the day will be free instruction and golf clinics conducted by more than 20 PGA Professionals from throughout the Southwest Section of the PGA, including First Swing Clinics for beginners and more. These golf professionals will also provide 10-minute tune-ups, and conduct demonstrations on all facets of the game regardless of skill level.

Several of the golf industry’s leading equipment manufacturers, including Adams, Bridgestone, Cobra, Callaway, Nike, Ping, Taylor Made, Titleist and more, will also be on-site to provide hands-on testing of the hottest products on the market today. Attendees will be able to test drivers on the range, wedges at the chipping area and putters on the practice green. Representatives from each participating manufacturer will also be on hand to provide club fitting and product insight.

Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to gather information on some of today’s most exciting golf participation programs that are part of the Play Golf America initiative, including Get Golf Ready, PGA Free Lesson Month, Women’s Golf Week, July is Family Golf Month, Take Your Daughter to the Course and Bring Your Kids to the Range. 

The PGA Play Golf America Day event will also feature representatives from The PGA Trade-In Network.  This is a structured system where golfers can trade in golf clubs for credit towards the purchase of new equipment from the McCormick Ranch GC golf shop.

“The PGA Play Golf America Day at McCormick Ranch Golf Club will be a terrific golf experience for players of all levels,” said Curt Hudek, Executive Director, Southwest Section. “From avid golfers, to golf enthusiasts and newcomers to the game, this event will provide a fun-filled atmosphere that combines instruction, product testing, skills contests and some great golf giveaways.”

For more information on the PGA Play Golf America Day at McCormick Ranch Golf Club on May 3rd, visit or call the club at 480-948-0260. 

About Play Golf America

Play Golf America, designed to increase participation among new and occasional adult golfers, was developed by The PGA of America, with the support of Allied Associations including, the LPGA, National Golf Course Owners Association, PGA TOUR, USGA and others involved in the annual Golf 20/20 Conference. The program utilizes the Web site to serve as a link for consumers to access fun, affordable and informative programs in their area. Begun in January 2004, Play Golf America’s goal is to reach the millions of non-golfers who have expressed a desire to play, and the millions of occasional golfers who play between one and seven times per year. The campaign is designed to introduce people to the game of golf, enhance their skills and increase their frequency of play.  

The PGA of America is the world's largest working sports organization comprised of 28,000 men and women golf Professionals who are the recognized experts in growing, teaching and managing the game of golf while serving millions of people throughout its 41 PGA Sections nationwide. Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has enhanced its leadership position in a $62 billion-a-year industry by growing the game of golf through its premier spectator events, world-class education and training programs, significant philanthropic outreach initiatives, and award-winning golf promotions. Today's PGA Professional is the public's link to the game, serving an essential role in the operation of golf facilities throughout the country.


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