Thursday March 30, 2006
Mayor Jerry Abramson announced that golfers who visit one of the nine Metro Parks municipal golf courses during April can register to win free prizes, including a weekday golf annual pass, a golf cart discount card, a golf lesson, two rounds of golf, or a PGA Tee Pass. Entry forms for the Metro Parks Grand Slam Golf Giveaway will be available in clubhouses throughout April.
Louisville's nine municipal golf courses offer a quality golfing experience at some of the most affordable prices in the nation. Each course has its own character, and some consistently rank among Kentucky's best and most challenging courses.
“The Grand Slam Golf Giveaway is our way of thanking our regular customers,” said Mike Heitz, director of Metro Parks. “It also helps us reach out to local golfers who may not be playing our courses, by giving them an incentive to pay us a visit. We’re making more than $3 million in improvements to our cart paths and clubhouses thanks to Mayor Abramson’s recent bond issue, so I think golfers have a lot of interest in seeing how our courses look this year.”
Customers can enter the Grand Slam Golf Giveaway each time they visit a Metro Parks course. The free prizes include:
- One weekday golf annual pass, which covers a golfer’s greens fees on an annual basis; they pay a small user fee of $2 to $4 each time the pass is used ($270 value)
- One golf cart discount card, allowing rental of a golf cart for a reduced fee of $9 per round throughout the year ($75 value)
- One golf lesson from the Metro Parks PGA golf professional of your choice ($50 value)
- One PGA Tee Pass, with discount offers at golf courses throughout Kentucky ($50 value)
- Two rounds at the Metro Parks golf course of your choice (value of up to $28)
Metro Parks will randomly select winners on May 8, and will notify them by mail or e-mail.
Metro Parks golf courses are open from daylight to dark seven days a week, and each course has a fully stocked pro shop. Private lessons are available from a PGA golf professional at each clubhouse. Each golf course has a men’s, women’s and junior’s association. Golf course memberships provide fellowship through tournaments, USGA handicaps, and other events.
Metro Parks operates 9-hole golf courses in Cherokee Park, Crescent Hill, and Waverly Park’s Bobby Nichols Golf Course. There are 18-hole courses in Iroquois Park, Long Run Park, Seneca Park, Shawnee Park, Sun Valley Park and Charlie Vettiner Park. For more information, call (502) 456-8134 or visit www.metro-parks.org.