National Instruction Day at Fossil Trace

Within the fraternity of the golf industry, we are in this together, through allied associations, partnerships and friendships – to create opportunities for you to play more golf and to make golf more fun through great instruction.  With that in mind, Fossil Trace Golf Club has been chosen as a host venue for National Instruction Day.  In partnership with the PGA of America, Golf Channel will be conducting the inaugural “National Instruction Day,” airing on Wednesday, May 4th. National Instruction Day will feature a day of live programming with the intent of guiding golfers with instruction and insights from some of the finest and most recognizable PGA Professionals in the game. National Instruction Day is a culmination of a 100-day campaign celebrating the PGA of America’s Centennial –  live clinics will air on Golf Channel from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET, originating from golf courses around the United States, including Fossil Trace Golf Club.

“National Instruction Day may be the most impactful instruction initiative we’ve ever engaged in at Golf Channel,” said Kevin Schultz, senior director of lifestyle content for Golf Channel. “And that’s significant, given that instruction has been a pillar of our brand from the very beginning. With the support of the PGA of America and its Professionals, for the first time ever, we’ll be able to assemble the game’s most distinguished instructors on one given day, with one goal in mind: to help golfers play better and have more fun.”

“When the PGA of America’s founders gathered a century ago, they made it their mission to elevate the golf profession. The cornerstone of their plans was teaching the game,” said PGA President Derek Sprague. “We’re thrilled to partner with Golf Channel to present National Instruction Day, which will be celebrated from coast-to-coast and dedicated to the generations of PGA members who have ensured that all may enjoy the game of a lifetime.”

Each of the six golf courses that have been selected as host venues for National Instruction Day will feature a lead PGA Professional, along with two guest instructors working in collaboration on a live, one-hour clinic from their respective location. Participating PGA Professionals include: Michael Breed, Martin Hall, Hank Haney, Craig Harmon, David Leadbetter, Cameron McCormick, Jim McLean, Stan Utley, along with several others, including PGA President Sprague and PGA Secretary Suzy Whaley.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4: NATIONAL INSTRUCTION DAY SCHEDULE
(All times MT)

5 a.m.-8 a.m. – Golf Channel’s Morning Drive (Orlando, Fla.)
Special Guests: Pete Bevacqua, CEO, PGA of America (in-studio);
Blair O’Neal & Jeff Ritter (in-studio co-hosts for National Instruction Day)

8 a.m.-9 a.m. – Baltusrol Golf Club (Springfield Township, N.J.)
Lead Instructor: Michael Breed
Guest Instructors: Lou Guzzi, Tom Henderson
Special Guest: Derek Sprague, President, PGA of America

9 a.m.-10 a.m. – Ibis Golf & Country Club (West Palm Beach, Fla.)
Lead Instructor: Martin Hall
Guest Instructors: Jim McLean, Craig Harmon
Golf Channel Host: Sara Brown

12 p.m.-1 p.m. – Keeton Park Golf Course (Dallas)
Lead Instructor: Cameron McCormick
Guest Instructors: Tony Martinez, Randy Smith
Golf Channel Host: Matt Adams

2 p.m.-3 p.m. – Cog Hill Golf & Country Club (Lemont Township, Ill.)
Lead Instructor: Stan Utley
Guest Instructors: Todd Sones, Kevin Weeks
Golf Channel Host: Charlie Rymer

4 p.m.-5 p.m. – Golf Channel’s Golf Central (Orlando, Fla.)
Special Guests: National Instruction Day instructors

5 p.m.-6 p.m. – Fossil Trace Golf Club (Golden, Colo.)
Lead Instructor: Hank Haney
Guest Instructors: Trent Wearner, Sandy LaBauve
Golf Channel Host: Brian Crowell

6 p.m.-7 p.m. – TPC Harding Park (San Francisco)
Lead Instructor: David Leadbetter
Guest Instructors: Suzy Whaley, Secretary, PGA of America; Josh Zander
Golf Channel Host: Lisa Cornwell

7 p.m.-9 p.m. – Golf Channel Studio A (Orlando, Fla.)
Lead Instructors: Michael Breed, Martin Hall
Guest Instructors: Mike Bender, Cheryl Anderson

 

Limited spots are available in the audience, but if you can’t be one of the lucky ones to be here with us, set your DVRs, take the day off and clear out the living room for a full swing.  National Instruction Day will be here on May 4th but your local PGA Professional is always there when you need them.  It’s the year to thank a PGA Professional #thxpgapro, but we want to thank you, the golfer for your dedication to the game.  Enjoy the show!

There is only one way to be part of the action; contact Fossil Trace Golf Club
PGA Head Golf Professional Jim Hajek at jhajek@cityofgolden.net.