SOURCE: PGA of America

PGA of America

April 27, 2011 13:11 ET

PGA Free Lesson Month Provides Fun 10-Minute Golf Lessons at No Cost

PGA/LPGA Professionals Welcome Individuals and Families to Their Facilities for a Family-Friendly Golf Experience

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL--(Marketwire - Apr 27, 2011) - PGA Free Lesson Month, held each May at participating facilities nationwide, gives new golfers the chance to try the game and experienced golfers the chance to improve their game with free 10-minute lessons from the nation's best teachers -- PGA and LPGA Professionals. In addition to providing an opportunity for free individual instruction, many facilities have added free family clinics, allowing families the opportunity to get involved in the game of golf together. Consumers can find local participating facilities at

Jointly launched by The PGA of America and Golf Digest in 1998, PGA Free Lesson Month was designed to bring the game of golf to more people. With studies showing that more than 27 million people in the U.S. have expressed an interest in playing golf, PGA Free Lesson Month introduces the game in a simple and relaxed atmosphere, without a substantial time commitment and at no cost. Of the 73,750 free lessons given last year, 19,175 were given to new golfers. Since PGA Free Lesson Month was introduced in 1998, more than 1.2 million free lessons have been given.

"PGA Free Lesson Month has been one of our most successful programs because it gives both new and existing golfers a reason to pick up their clubs," said PGA of America President Allen Wronowski. "It is also an opportunity for PGA and LPGA Professionals to showcase their skills in helping golfers of all levels and ages improve their game and have fun."

PGA Free Lesson Month is a collaborative campaign spearheaded by The PGA of America, Golf Digest Publications and Golf Channel. NIKE Golf is the official equipment sponsor.

According to Golf Digest, below are 10 things you can select from to learn during a 10-minute lesson:
1. How to stop slicing off the tee
2. How to check where you're aimed
3. How to get in a good setup
4. How to slow down your swing
5. How to hit it solid off the turf
6. How to play out of the rough
7. How to use a hybrid club
8. How to get out of a bunker in one swing
9. How to chip with different clubs
10. How to develop a feel for putting distance

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