Monday April 9, 2007
‘Play Golf Louisville’ scheduled for April 22 at Long Run
Golfers who visit the nine Metro Parks municipal golf courses during the rest of April can register to win one of several free prizes, Metro Parks Director Mike Heitz announced today. Entry forms for the Metro Parks Grand Slam Golf Giveaway are available in clubhouses.
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 one way we reach out to our regular customers and thank them for their business throughout the year,” said Heitz. “It’s also a great way to reconnect with golfers who haven’t played our courses in a few years. From the new clubhouse that’s nearing completion at Long Run, to improved cart paths and better turfgrass throughout the system, there are lots of great reasons to visit a Metro Parks golf course 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 the winner’s 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 the winner’s choice (value of up to $28
Metro Parks will randomly select winners on May 9, and will notify them by mail or e-mail.
Additionally, Metro Parks will host a free “Play Golf Louisville” event from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, at Long Run Golf Course, 1605 Flat Rock Road. Participants can enjoy free golf lessons from a PGA golf professional, free giveaways and special discounts on merchandise, golf club demonstrations and fittings, and more. Metro Parks will also showcase progress on the new clubhouse that’s scheduled to open at Long Run next month, thanks to approximately $1.2 million made available by Mayor Jerry Abramson through bond funding. [see previous story on this project]
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.