Golf News for Thursday, July 5, 2012 | Growth Of The Game

Free Women's Golf Days being offered at select New Jersey courses

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Supporting the PGA's growth-of-the-game initiatives to make golf more welcoming and fun, female golfers of all ages and abilities are invited to bring a friend and "tee it up" as the New Jersey Golf Foundation (NJGF) and New Jersey Section, PGA of America (NJPGA), will host Women's Golf Day events on Thursday, July 12, 2012, at Eagle Oaks Golf Club in Farmingdale, N.J., and Monday, July 23, 2012, at Black Oak Golf Club, Chester, N.J. Presented by Lincoln and Pinks and Greens, these specially designed events, which are FREE and open to women of all ages and abilities, will take place from 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. at both locations.

For experienced golfers, casual golfers and newcomers to the game, the interactive women's golf days offer females an opportunity to participate in a breadth of golfing activities in a welcoming and friendly environment. Activities will include golf instruction conducted by NJPGA Professionals, in which ladies will receive lessons in small groups (three 30-minute stations) on full swing, short game, and putting; and the opportunity to play the course with friends in a team scramble format. Following the golf portion of the day, all guests are invited to the clubhouse to enjoy a cocktail reception and wine tasting.

"Our goal is for all women to feel comfortable when coming to the golf course, and we hope this event will show them that golf can be an enjoyable activity with friends, while inspiring them to want to learn more about the game," said Scott Kmiec, Executive Director, NJPGA. "We have incredible player development programs available that are affordable such as 'Get Golf Ready,' which teaches golfers the basics, and puts them onto the golf course to put their skills into action in a casual, friendly setting."

For more information or to sign-up, please call 732-465-1212, or email

About The New Jersey Golf Foundation
The New Jersey Golf Foundation (NJGF), the charitable arm of the New Jersey Section, PGA of America, was created in 2004 to support growth of the game initiatives throughout New Jersey, while making golf more accessible for the boys, girls and families interested in playing the game. All funding for the NJGF supports programs that introduce the game of golf to children of all ages, backgrounds and physical abilities. More than 100,000 individuals participate in various programs on an annual basis, and the Golf in Schools Program is offered at more than 160 schools throughout New Jersey. The NJGF also supports several scholarship programs that assist deserving students attending college. For more information, visit

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