05/22/2012

Clinics, Lessons, Events Are Scheduled Throughout The Season

(Vail)-Throughout the summer, the Vail Golf Club is offering golfers of all skill levels an opportunity to learn the sport or improve their golf game through its clinics, lessons and events. Kicking off its learning season and returning for the fifth year, Free Lesson Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Sunday (5-27) in conjunction with the 15th Annual Play Golf America's Professional Golf Association's Free Lesson Month. The Free Lesson Day will offer one, free 15-minute lesson per person and reservations are required.  
 
Vail Golf Club Head Professional Chris Johnson says lessons, clinics, leagues and other programs are an excellent way to learn and improve everything from long and short games, to chipping and pitching. "Our goal throughout the season is to offer all skill levels an outlet to improve their game in a fun and non-competitive setting," said Johnson. "A group setting allows golfers to learn not only from the instructors, but other golfers in the group who are at a similar playing ability."
 
In addition to Free Lesson Day, a variety of clinics, lessons and camps are scheduled throughout the summer and taught by Johnson and other Vail Golf Club professionals. A schedule is as follows:   
 
Ladies, Lessons and Libations, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Thursdays, Beginning May 24
The weekly classes will take place throughout the summer and are limited to 16 women and offer a variety of instruction about all assets of the game including, equipment needs and course management, as well as a different focus each week and a unique beverage to sip during the clinic. The clinics create an enjoyable atmosphere for women who share an interest in the game of golf. Cost is $25 per clinic. Reservations required.  
 
Coors Light Coaching Hour, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Beginning May 29
This weekly program is limited to 16 people and includes unlimited range balls, two Coors beers and instruction from the Vail Golf Club professional staff. A perfect opportunity to practice golf prior to the Tuesday night free concerts at the Ford Amphitheater. Cost is $25 per clinic. Reservations encouraged.
 
Senior Clinics, 10 to 11 a.m. Sundays Beginning June 9  
The Vail Golf Club will once again offer Senior Clinics for those ages 50 and older. These clinics are limited to 10 participants. Instruction will include tips on balance and motion, maintaining or adding distance, using the latest technology in clubs and balls, learning scoring shots around the green and more. Happy Valley Grill will offer lunch entrees at 30 percent off to participants following the clinic and the Vail Golf Club pro shop offers 20 percent off of all merchandise to participants the day of the clinic. Cost is $20 per clinic. Reservations required.  
 
The Vail Golf Club, which is operated by the Vail Recreation District, is nestled at the base of the Gore Mountain Range and presents golfers with a unique 18-hole, par 71 experience at 8,200 feet elevation. The golf club is open to the public and offers a full service golf shop, group and corporate outings, professional instruction, launch monitor, driving range, practice area, club storage, golf swing analysis, club rentals, demo days and an on-site restaurant, Happy Valley Grill.
 
For details, click here or call the Vail Golf Club at 970-479-2260. To book tee times, click here.
 
Contact Information
Phone: 970-479-2260     Web Site: www.vailgolfclub.net or www.vailrec.com

Contact(s)

Contact:        Chris Johnson, 970-479-2260                  Alice Plan, 970-479-2260
                     Vail Golf Club Head Professional              Vail Golf Club Director

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