Golf News for Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | Growth Of The Game

October will be 'Troon's Player Development Month with Get Golf Ready'

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- In an effort to grow the game of golf, Troon is pleased to announce the entire month of October will be "Troon's Player Development Month with Get Golf Ready." In conjunction with the PGA of America's Get Golf Ready program, more than 70 Troon facilities throughout the United States will be hosting introductory golf clinics specifically designed to introduce juniors and beginners to the game in a fun, affordable and educational way.

To make these clinics accessible to as many people as possible, participation costs only $20 for adults, while juniors 17 years of age and younger are free. Each participant will also be automatically entered into a drawing to win one of five Callaway Golf starter sets! At the conclusion of each clinic, participants will have the opportunity to continue their pursuit of the game by registering for a Get Golf Ready program, which includes five additional instructional classes starting at just $99.

"Growing participation in our game is critical to the success of our industry," stated John Easterbrook, executive vice president of operations, Troon. "We take our responsibility very seriously to be a leader in growing the game and by partnering with the PGA of America, we are confident that our combined efforts will make a strong impact on encouraging more people to experience the joy and entertainment that golf provides. We strongly believe that making beginners' introduction to golf more fun and affordable will result in more dedicated players adopting the sport."

To sign up for a clinic and to view a complete list of facilities participating in Troon's Player Development Month, visit www.TroonGolf.com and click on the Get Golf Ready logo.

"The PGA of America is pleased that Troon has seen fit to dedicate the entire month of October to player development," said PGA president Allen Wronowski. "It's this type of commitment to growing our game that is needed to energize the industry and Troon's commitment to Get Golf Ready is further proof that this affordable program is helping drive more players to give golf a try."

Entering its fourth year, Get Golf Ready has introduced the game to thousands of adults who have never played golf or who have minimal experience in the game. Overall, participants learn techniques regarding chipping, putting, full swing, half swing and bunker play, as well as the fundamental guidelines of use and maintenance of golf equipment, keeping score and navigating the course. Significant on-course learning opportunities are part of each lesson, as well as background on the game's rules, etiquette, history and values.

Studies clearly show that playing golf is good for your health and wellness. While being outside and enjoying the sunshine and serene landscape, a golfer will have a healthier state of well-being. Playing a round of golf also burns calories and rejuvenates the mind through one of the best forms of moderate aerobic activity - walking. It is also a great way to spend time with family and friends while enjoying the outdoors.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world's largest golf management company also specializing in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. The company oversees operations at Troon Golf (daily-fee & resort) and Troon Privé (private) properties located in 29 states and 26 countries. Additionally, 48 Troon facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon properties include The Grove, London, England; Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; and Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, El Jadida, Morocco.

Visit www.TroonGolf.com for additional news and information.

Contact:
Brett Brooks
Manager, Marketing Communications
Troon
480.477.0480
bbrooks@troongolf.com