SOURCE: PGA of America

http://www.playgolfamerica.com/index.cfm?action=fft

March 22, 2011 15:42 ET

PGA/LPGA Professionals Offer Free Golf Club Fittings in April

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL--(Marketwire - March 22, 2011) - More golfers are recognizing that properly fit clubs are key to improving their golf game, and, ultimately, having more fun on the course. Throughout April, PGA/LPGA Professionals will provide free equipment fittings as part of PGA Free Fitting & Trade-Up Month. A full list of participating facilities can be found at PlayGolfAmerica.com.

A recent survey by the Sports and Leisure Research Group1 reported up to nine out of 10 golfers may still play with wrong equipment. After being custom-fitted for clubs, golfers reported seeing their overall score decrease, hitting the ball more accurately and consistently, seeing immediate benefits and enjoying the game more. As today's equipment has more adjustability and technology than before, golfers really need to be professionally fitted in order to maximize these enhancements.

"As a PGA Professional, I know how important it is to have properly fit equipment to those who play the game, regardless of the level they play," said PGA of America President Allen Wronowski. "PGA and LPGA Professionals are trained experts in the game of golf and can help consumers solve the club-fitting puzzle through this program. I can assure you that anyone who is custom fit into the right clubs will see an immediate improvement in their game."

PGA and LPGA Professionals authorized by the PGA Trade-In Network can help golfers trade in their obsolete golf clubs based on fair market value determined by the PGA.com Value Guide and apply that amount towards new and fitted clubs. Nike Golf is the official equipment sponsor and is offering an additional trade in value to help enhance the experience for golfers.

"The trade-up aspect of the program allows golfers to clean out their golf bags, garages, basements and trunks and get fair market value for used golf clubs in exchange for credit toward the purchase of new equipment that actually fits. This is all part of our dedication to not only making the game more fun but also affordable," Wronowski added.

Golfers who receive a fitting in April are eligible to enter a sweepstakes to win a trip to the 2011 PGA Championship in Atlanta or a set of Nike golf clubs. 

The PGA of America teams with Golf Digest, PGA Trade-In Network, PGA.com Value Guide and Nike Golf to sponsor this promotion.

1 Sports Illustrated Golf Group/Golfsmith

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