Beginner's Golf Lessons Begin May 7 at Franklin Park
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For Immediate Release
April 09, 2014
Released By:
Parks and Recreation
For More Information Contact:
Parks Department
Parks@cityofboston.gov

The City of Boston is offering beginner’s lessons for adults who want to learn the game of golf at the William Devine Golf Course in Dorchester beginning Wednesday, May 7, and continuing with sessions monthly through August.

Get Golf Ready is designed to teach adults everything they need to play golf in just a few lessons.  Participants will focus on the various golf skills they will use while playing. In addition to learning the basics, they will be guided onto the golf course to put their skills into action in a casual, friendly setting.

Week One begins with an introduction to golf etiquette, putting and chipping basics; Week Two introduces the rules of golf full swing fundamentals; Week Three focuses on full iron swing development with on-course play and etiquette; and Week Four includes full wood swing development, on-course play, and a review of the rules of golf.

The first month-long Get Golf Ready sessions will be held at the William Devine Golf Course Wednesdays on May 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The fee is $85 for Boston residents and $99 for non-residents.  Class size is limited.  To reserve a spot, payment is required with your application. 

Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment or use the golf clubs and equipment provided.  In the event of inclement weather please call ahead as the indoor clubhouse facility may be used for that evening’s class.  The sessions continue through the summer on a monthly basis with classes held Wednesdays in June, July, and August from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.  

To apply, please go to www.cityofbostongolf.com.  The City of Boston also operates the George Wright Golf Course in Hyde Park   Both courses are owned and operated through the Fund for Parks and Recreation and feature full pro shops, concessions, cart rentals, and lessons for all ages.  The golf courses can be followed on Twitter @FranklinParkGC and @GeorgeWrightGC.  

The George Wright was named in Golfweek’s “Best Courses You Can Play” as the #8 overall course in Massachusetts for 2014 and the top municipal course in Massachusetts for 2013 and will be the site of the 2014 U.S. Amateur Qualifier for New England on July 8.  Golf Digest named the William J. Devine as one of their “Best Places to Play” three years in a row and will be hosting the Fairway Ladies MGA Rules of Golf Seminar on April 16 and a qualifier for the MGA 2014 Massachusetts Amateur Championship on June 16. 

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