PGA and Armed forces team up for youth clinic PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 08:21

More than 150 local juniors and 25 military veterans will receive golf instruction from Kentucky and Indiana PGA Section Professionals through a series of fun stations and activities at the PGA Youth and Armed Forces Clinic, Aug. 4 (Monday), at Shawnee Golf Course.


Following opening comments from PGA of America President Ted Bishop, Dennis Walters will perform his trick-shot show for participants. Walters, who had dreams of successfully playing on the PGA Tour before an accident left him paralyzed from the waist down, vowed never to give up playing golf. Through his golf show, he delivers a mix of trick shots and life lessons alongside his canine companion, Bucky.


Kentucky and Indiana PGA Professionals will then take participants through a series of golf stations, including inflatable golf targets Golf-Zilla and Golf-Gator. The clinic focuses on the fun and fitness elements of the game, along with its affordability and accessibility to all ages, abilities and backgrounds.


The PGA Youth and Armed Forces Clinic is supported by PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America. Through the game of golf, PGA REACH fosters inclusion and positively impacts youth, military veterans and diverse communities. Aligned with the PGA of America’s 41 Section offices and charitable partners, PGA REACH leverages the game of golf to make a difference in communities throughout the country.


WHAT: PGA Youth and Armed Forces Clinic

The clinic is open to youth and members of the Armed Forces in Louisville and organizers ask that you please pre-register here to attend.


WHEN: Monday, Aug. 4 • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • 9 a.m. – Opening announcements

  • 9:05 a.m. – Dennis Walters Show

  • 10 a.m. – Kentucky and Indiana Section PGA Professional instruction and station rotation

  • Noon – Lunch

  • 1 p.m. – Closing announcements


WHERE: Shawnee Golf Course (460 Northwestern Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40212)



  • An estimated number of 150 youth from local allied charities and organizations along with 25 Louisville-area active and retired members of the armed forces

  • Ted Bishop, PGA, President, PGA of America

  • Dennis Walters, Honorary Member, PGA of America, Trick Shot Artist and Motivational Speaker –

  • Scott Kmiec, PGA, Senior Director, PGA of America

  • Steve McMillen, PGA, Executive Director, Kentucky PGA Section

  • Craig Heibert, PGA, Shawnee Golf Course



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