- Golfer Benefits
NORTON, Massachusetts – Female golfers are invited to take part in a movement that is sweeping the nation. The PGA Golf Clinics for Women, a nationwide series of 12 full-day clinics intent on welcoming and empowering women to learn more about golf, is coming to the Bay State in 2018.
Local clinics will be held at The Cape Club of Sharon on Monday, June 4th and Monday, July 30th. And in recognition of the successful merger between the Massachusetts Golf Association and Women’s Golf Association of Massachusetts earlier this year, all Mass Golf members are eligible to receive 10% off the registration fee.
“We are proud to partner with the PGA Golf Clinics for Women,” said Cathleen Beach, Mass Golf’s Director of Women’s Events & Player Development. “These clinics are yet another example of how the golf industry is putting together its collective resources to empower women through the lens of golf, and we are excited to bring that to Massachusetts.”
In February, the PGA of America announced that the PGA Golf Clinics for Women, formerly known as the LPGA Golf Clinics for Women, would be led by the PGA of America in partnership with Jane Blalock, a 27-time winner on the LPGA Tour.
Blalock, a native of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, currently operates the Boston-based management company, JBC Golf, which offers a clinic series that has served more than 40,000 women since the early 1990s.
“We’re so happy to welcome Jane Blalock, PGA/LPGA to our team and to present the PGA Golf Clinics for Women,” said Suzy Whaley, Vice President of the PGA of America, at the time of the announcement on PGA.com. “This clinic series affords us the opportunity to impact future generations of women to be more successful on and off the golf course, and enhance the connection of its participants to the game of golf and PGA Professionals and LPGA Teaching & Club Professionals around the country.”
To Whaley’s point, the PGA Golf Clinics for Women are suited for golfers of all skill levels. Clinic participants learn about all aspects of social and business golf during an action-packed schedule that includes personalized instruction, play and assessments from PGA Professionals/LPGA Club and Teaching Professionals, a keynote speaker, breakfast, lunch, and a networking reception.
For those attending the two summer clinics at The Cape Club of Sharon, Mass Golf will be providing a special welcome gift for all participants in addition to the 10% registration discount.
“We hope that our golfers take full advantage of this opportunity,” said Beach. “We have been fortunate to work with Jane Blalock and her staff. It is such a natural fit to have them host these clinics in Massachusetts during this inaugural year for what is now known as the PGA Golf Clinics for Women.”
Below is a complete summary of what each golfer will receive and can expect at The Cape Club of Sharon on Monday, June 4th and Monday, July 30th.
Spots are limited, so interested participants should click here to register and secure their spot as soon as possible.
7:45 AM – 8:30 AM
Registration & Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 AM
Instructional Stations & Contests
New golfers rotate through the three instructional stations made up of full swing, short game and putting. Golf fundamentals as well as individual needs will be addressed at each station.
Intermediate and Advanced golfers will play the course with their PGA/LPGA Teaching Professional. Based on skill level and handicaps, participants will be divided into playing and instructional play groups for the morning on-course session. The playing lesson will include course management skills, bunker play, approach shots and other situational shots.
Luncheon Program ~ Speakers
All participants will enjoy an professional swing exhibition on the driving range. This will be your opportunity to see up close how the pros do it.
Instructional Stations & Contests
Intermediate and Advanced golfers will work with their PGA/LPGA Teaching Professional at each of the instructional stations. Participants will also receive tips related to on-course experiences from the morning.
New golfers will be on the course as a group with their instructors. The instructor will stay with the group through the entire afternoon session, covering on-course basics including golf etiquette, rules and pace of play.
Networking & Awards Reception
To learn more about the PGA Golf Clinics, please visit PGAGolfClinicsforWomen.com.