SOURCE: PGA of America

PGA of America

May 25, 2011 09:12 ET

Women's Golf Month Offers Fun Engaging Events

PGA/LPGA Professionals Host Events Inspiring Golf as a Fun, Family, Fitness Activity

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL--(Marketwire - May 25, 2011) - With studies showing that more than 11 million women have an interest in playing golf, Women's Golf Month is the ideal time for people to learn the game in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Thousands of PGA and LPGA Professionals at golf facilities nationwide offer special programs throughout the month, highlighting golf as a great way for women of all ages and skill levels to connect with friends and family. Consumers can find a complete list of participating facilities and programs, along with details on specific events and online registration, by state on PlayGolfAmerica.com. While programs are offered year-round, June is a celebration of golf as a yearlong sport and recreation for women.

"Women are seeing first-hand the impact that the game has on their personal and business relationships and overall health, and they're sharing that excitement with their friends and families," said PGA of America President Allen Wronowski. "Women want to head to the course and are encouraging others to join them. Women's Golf Month is a great way to showcase all of the opportunities women have through the game of golf."

Women's Golf Month allows people to learn and develop their game as a way to join their spouse or significant other on the course. The game of golf provides hours of quality time outdoors, as well as offers numerous health benefits, making golf a great game for spouses and families to enjoy together.

Women's Golf Month events offer unique opportunities for people to connect with PGA/LPGA Professionals for free golf lessons and clinics, playing opportunities, on-course golf instruction, social activities, and "Get Golf Ready" programs for beginners. Participating courses seek to provide golfers with the opportunity to connect with the game in an environment that is fun and focused on the unique needs that women have as golfers.

The social benefits don't stop with friends and family. Women are also finding that golf is great for building business relationships. According to a survey conducted by the Golf Digest Companies Research Center, more than 22 percent of executive women golfers have closed business deals on the golf course, and overall, women report that golf has helped them network in their business and be more assertive in the workplace.

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