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Metro Parks Newsroom

Mayor Offers Family Golf Promotion on July 14, 21

Tuesday July 10, 2007

Family Discounts Available for Next Two Saturdays

Golfers in Shawnee Park, near Sherman Minton Bridge
Mayor Jerry Abramson and Metro Parks officials are encouraging families to take advantage of a golf promotion sponsored by the PGA of America at local golf courses on the next two Saturdays.

Up to four players from the same family can play nine holes of golf and rent a golf cart for $20 on Saturday afternoons at certain Metro Parks golf courses.  The promotion takes place on Saturday, July 14, at Cherokee, Sun Valley Charlie Vettiner golf courses, and on Saturday, July 21, at Shawnee, Bobby Nichols and Long Run golf courses.  The discounted tee times are available beginning at 4 p.m.  Reservations are encouraged, but not required.

“We’re pleased to join with the PGA of America to offer this affordable way for families to play golf together during Family Golf Month,” said Abramson.  “Through the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement, we’re encouraging our citizens to become more active, and golf is one way to do that.  It’s also a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon with your family!” 

The program, part of the PGA’s Play Golf America initiative, is designed to provide a structured, yet casual opportunity for families to learn the game of golf together.  Metro Parks and its affiliated PGA golf professionals take part in several PGA initiatives, including The First Tee, which uses the game of golf to promote values such as confidence, perseverance and judgment.

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 association memberships provide fellowship through tournaments, USGA handicaps, and other events.

Metro Parks operates 9-hole golf courses in Cherokee Park and Crescent Hill Park, along with 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.