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Play Golf America Day is coming to Pittsboro

By Stephanie Pendrys
Posted Friday, April 13, 2007

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Pittsboro, NC - Play Golf America Day will be held at The Golf Club at Chapel Ridge on Saturday, April 14th. The Play Golf America Day will be held from 10 am - 4 pm and is free to the general public. Created to showcase the game of golf in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, Play Golf America Days are presented by The PGA of America with presenting sponsors Buick and The Royal Bank of Scotland.

While promoting good health and exercise, Play Golf America Day at The Golf Club at Chapel Ridge will be a fun-filled event packed with a variety of golf activities. Highlighting the day will be free instruction and golf clinics conducted by more than 20 Carolinas PGA teaching professionals from throughout the Carolinas, for beginners, intermediate, and advanced level players alike. These golf professionals will also provide 10 minute tune-ups and conduct demonstrations on all facets of the game. Registrants will also enjoy putting and chipping contests, free goodie bags and have the opportunity to win one of several door prizes.

“We are honored to host Play Golf America Day and to further the PGA of America’s goal of growing the game,” said Bruce Stone, Head PGA Professional at The Golf Club at Chapel Ridge. “Chapel Ridge is thrilled to have been selected by the Carolinas PGA to host the event on our facility and we are excited to have the opportunity to encourage enjoyment of the game of golf in the Research Triangle area.”

Play Golf America Day at the Golf Club at Chapel Ridge will also feature a performance by Cobra Golf Long Drive Team member Dan “Mambo” Boever, one of the world’s longest drivers. Over the past ten years, Boever has taken part in more than 300 exhibitions across the country. Boever has also made six straight trips to the RE/MAX World Long Drive Finals, with his longest drive in competition being measured at 473 yards.

Many of the golf industry’s leading equipment manufacturers including Cobra, Nike and Ping Golf will be present to provide hands-on testing of the newest and hottest golf products on the market. Play Golf America participants will have the opportunity to test drivers on the range, wedges in 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.

“Carolinas PGA Play Golf America Days welcome everyone from kids, to avid golfers, to newcomers, to former players wanting to reconnect with the game,” stated President Rick Murphy. “This event will provide a fun-filled atmosphere that combines instruction from PGA Professionals, product testing, thrilling entertainment, and some great golf giveaways.”

The Golf Club at Chapel Ridge is located at 1010 Chapel Ridge Drive, Pittsboro, North Carolina. For more information or for driving directions, please call 919-545-2242.

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About Play Golf America
Launched in 2004, the PGA of America’s Play Golf America program was created to bring back the occasional adult golfer and encourage all levels of our society to enjoy the game. In 2006, Play Golf America shattered its 2005 total numbers, with PGA Professionals, golf facilities and consumers participating at record levels. Last year, 6,725 facilities nationwide hosted Play Golf America programs, at which nearly a million golfers participated in lessons, and more than 5 million in organized play.

About Carolinas PGA Section
Established in 1923, the Carolinas PGA Section of the Professional Golfers’ Association has grown to be the largest of the PGA’s forty-one sections with almost 2,000 professional members. The Carolinas PGA Section embraces North and South Carolina as well as a small portion of southern Virginia, representing more than 800 golf facilities. The Carolinas PGA is dedicated to nurturing and improving the quality of the game for the thousands of golfers using its member facilities. PGA professionals are responsible for conducting a variety of golf-related functions which include human resource management, golf shop merchandising, golf instruction, tournament operations, junior golf programs, growth of the game initiatives, golf club repair, administering the rules, public relations and much more.

About The PGA of America
Founded in 1916, The PGA of America is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the game of golf, while continuing to enhance the standards of the profession. The Association is comprised of more than 28,000 men and women PGA Professionals who are dedicated to growing participation in the game of golf.

 
 
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