PGA TOUR & USA NETWORK YOUTH GOLF CLINICS TEACH BAY AREA KIDS THE GAME OF GOLF WITH HELP FROM BRIGHTHOUSE NETWORKS
Tampa, FL, October 13, 2003 – While Tampa Bay area youngsters are riding the wave of the Buccaneers Super Bowl championship the PGA TOUR and USA Network hope the same type of enthusiasm emanates from these same youths as they learn the game of golf during the PGA TOUR/USA Youth Golf Clinics. The clinics precede and run adjacent to the Chrysler Championship. The program is the initiative of the PGA TOUR and USA Network in which 29 clinics spanning the United States are scheduled to eventually introduce the game of golf to over 10,000 youths nationwide in 2003.
The PGA TOUR/USA Youth Golf Clinics with 300 multicultural kids from the Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation Conservation Department and Tampa-Hillsborough Urban League will take place at the Terrace Hill Golf Center and Rogers Park Golf Course from October 20-November 21 (4 PM). The clinics include five weeks of 1 1/2-hour sessions with each participant receiving a golf shirt, golf balls and hat. Each day, participants will learn and practice the fundamentals of the game of golf. On October 28, an exhibition at the Westin Innisbrook Resort will showcase shot-making skills. The final clinic includes a golf challenge competition, graduation ceremony, food and beverages, as well as awarding trophies and certificates. Two youngsters will receive golf scholarships and all participants receive mini-sets of golf clubs.
The PGA TOUR/USA Youth Golf Clinics are designed to introduce youngsters to golf and provide them access to the game, facilities, equipment and instruction. Each clinic is available to children (7-17 years-old) residing within a 30-mile radius of the clinic locale. This event is coordinated through USA Network, PGA TOUR and the Multicultural Golf Association of America (MGAA). Brighthouse Networks is the local cable affiliate sponsor of the program.
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Full-round coverage of the Chrysler Championship can be seen Thursday-Friday, October 30-31 (4 PM Live ET/4 PM PT) and Saturday, November 1 (3 PM Live ET/3 PM PT) on USA Network. Bill Patrick and John Cook call the action from the 18th tower with Phil Blackmar reporting from the course.
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More than 120 events are being contested on the three tours in 2003, for
approximately $290 million in prize money. In addition to providing
competitive opportunities for its membership, TOUR events also generate
significant sums of money for charity. TOUR events have raised nearly $740
million for charity since 1938, the first year such records were kept. The PGA
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