Greg Norman Clinic to Highlight 2011 Play Golf America Golf-a-Palooza Community Event Free to Public

NAPLES, September 28, 2011 –The 2011 “Play Golf America Golf-a-Palooza” a community event free to the public at Tiburón Golf Club, presented by PGA TOUR Superstore, is scheduled for October 15 and will feature a Special Clinic by Greg Norman at 3:15 pm. Join Greg at Tiburon Golf Club as he helps “Grow the Game” at this years Play Golf America Golf-a-Palooza. This is your chance to see this legendary competitor and host of the Franklin Templeton Shootout as he shares his insight and knowledge that lead him to become the #1 golfer in the world for 331 weeks.

Enjoy informative clinics, free golf lessons with local PGA Professionals, a trick shot show and contests with great prizes, including a chance to win $1 million dollars. Plus, demo the latest and greatest equipment from more than 10 major manufacturers including Callaway, TaylorMade, PING, Adams, Cleveland, Mizuno, Nike, Tour Edge and more. 

Join Kevin Compare, Master PGA Professional, as he performs his In “Compare” Able Trick Shot Exhibition at 1:00 pm. This fun and highly entertaining show will amaze golfers of all ages and abilities as Kevin does things that must be seen to be believed! 

There will be a free ladies clinic at 11:00 am featuring former LPGA Tour players and special guests, as well as Tara McKenna, Director of PGA Professional Golf Management Program at Florida Gulf Coast University.

All participants will get one free entry to the putting contest and short game skills challenge for a chance to qualify for the $1 Million Hole-in-One Shot. Additional entries can be purchased for $5 each or get three entries for $10, with all proceeds benefiting CureSearch for Children’s Cancer and The First Tee of Naples/Collier County. Each hourly winner will get to take a swing in the 100-yard Shootout at 5:00 pm for a chance to win the grand prize of $1 Million. 

“We are thrilled to support this event again in 2011 and bring together such an exciting line up of activities and prizes,” states PGA TOUR Superstore General Manager, Ed LaPierre. “We look forward to kicking off the 2011-12 season with our partners at  this fun-filled and exciting event.”

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 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. 

About PGA TOUR Superstore
PGA TOUR Superstore is operated by Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of AMB Group, LLC, headquartered in Roswell, Georgia. 

As the PGA TOUR’s exclusive off-course/off-airport retail partner, PGA TOUR Superstore provides customers with access to the same technology and expertise that card-carrying TOUR pros use each week in the TOUR Vans that accompany them. All stores are staffed with teaching Professionals and have multiple state-of-the-art swing simulators, practice hitting bays, a putting green and chipping area. There is also an in-house club making and repair facility. Many stores are equipped with a full-size tennis court and a Tennis Professional on staff for lessons and clinics. Along with equipment and accessories, PGA TOUR Superstore has an unmatched selection of men’s, women’s and juniors’ apparel and footwear for golf and tennis.

For more information, visit www.pgatoursuperstore.com.  

PGA TOUR Superstore.  TOUR Quality.  Expert Advice.

About Tiburón Golf Club
Tiburón Golf Club, a WCI managed facility, featuring two Greg Norman-designed golf courses, was carved from 800 acres of prime southwest Florida real estate. The courses reflect Norman's appreciation for pristine natural settings and his passion for great golf. The Black and The Gold courses contain a combination of stacked sod-wall bunkers and tricky coquina waste bunkers. Certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International, Tiburón reflects a strong commitment to enhancing and protecting the natural resources.

About Franklin Templeton Shootout
The Shootout which has been a mainstay on the PGA TOUR for 22 years, will return to Naples for an 11th year December 7-11 at Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Hosted by Greg Norman, the event raises funds and awareness for a variety of local and national charities. The field will consist of 24 professionals paired into 12 two-man teams. Widely regarded as the PGA TOUR’s premier post-season event, the Franklin Templeton Shootout will once again feature a modified alternate-shot format during the first round, a better ball Saturday and a final-round scramble. This year, Golf Channel will televise Friday and NBC will broadcast the weekend competition.

For more information, visit www.franklintempletonshootout.com.

 

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