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Metro Parks offering affordable family golf package during Labor Day Weekend

Wednesday August 26, 2009

To encourage local families to visit their municipally-owned golf courses, Metro Parks is offering an affordable family golfing package at its nine golf courses during Labor Day weekend.

For only $20, a family of up to four members can play nine holes at any Metro Parks course. The $20 includes greens and cart fees, and families can take advantage of the deal after 4 p.m. on three days: Saturday, September 5; Sunday, September 6 and Monday, September 7.   

“This is fast becoming one of our most popular promotions at our golf courses,” said Metro Parks Director Mike Heitz. “Bringing the family together to enjoy the game of golf is a great way to celebrate Labor Day weekend.”

Throughout the weekend, golfers will also have the ability to support military families through the Patriot Golf Day fundraiser, which raises money for postsecondary educational scholarships for the children and spouses of soldiers killed or disabled while serving their country. Golfers are asked to add $1 to their greens fees to help support the Folds of Honor Foundation, which awards the scholarships.

About Metro Parks golf:
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 Professional at each clubhouse. Metro Parks has also unveiled an online library of golf tips, located at http://www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroParks/golf/golftips.htm. The tips come courtesy of the Inside Kentucky Golf television program and Metro Parks’ PGA professionals.  

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 or visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroParks/golf.