2008-05-02

UNC Finley Golf Course To Participate In PGA Free Lesson Month Campaign

Maynard to offer free 10-minute lessons at Finley.

Frank Maynard

Chapel Hill, N.C. ----- PGA Professional Frank Maynard III of UNC Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, NC, will offer free 10-minute lessons in May in conjunction with "PGA Free Lesson Month" the national growth-of-the-game campaign and a joint partnership between The PGA of America, Golf Digest, Golf For Women, Golf World, and The Golf Channel. Nike Golf is the official sweepstakes sponsor.

Throughout the month of May, PGA Professionals will offer free 10-minute lessons to help golfers of all levels improve their game. More than 7,500 PGA Professionals are expected to participate this year.

To participate in PGA Free Lesson Month at UNC Finley Golf Course, amateur golfers may contact Frank Maynard III at (919) 962-2349, or frankmaynard@uncaa.unc.edu.

"PGA Free Lesson Month is a great opportunity for local non-golfers to come out and get introduced to the game of golf, or for existing golfers to focus on any area they want to improve," said Maynard III, Senior Assistant Golf Professional of UNC Finley Golf Course. "We welcome all those who would like to participate and encourage them to bring a friend or family member and come out and have some fun, regardless of skill level."

In addition to getting a free golf lesson, every golfer who takes a free lesson and turns in their PGA Free Lesson Card will be entered for a chance to win a Grand-Prize sweepstakes package, which includes a three-day/two-night golf getaway to PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL, including round-trip economy airfare, hotel accommodations and a custom-fit set of Nike clubs. Sweepstakes cards will be available at the UNC Finley Golf Course or look for one in the May issue of Golf Digest, the May/June issue of Golf For Women or the April 6 issue of Golf World.