Both associations have a variety of programs designed to bring new golfers to the game, encourage lapsed golfers to once again play the game, or stimulate existing golfers to play more frequently. These programs could focus on affordable, innovative instruction plans like the PGA's Get Golf Ready. The PGA has also rolled out Tee It Forward to encourage players to play the course from a yardage that is more suitable to their game (thereby making it more fun and faster). Most recently at this year's U.S. Open at Merion the USGA unveiled their While We're Young campaign intended to make golfers more aware of their pace of play. Each of these programs are wonderful ideas and very necessary to long-term sustainability of the great game of golf that we all love.
|Gateway PGA Section's Ali Wells, PGA, helping get the set up just right|
|L-R: Brett Moorehouse, Lisa Ward, Sam Ward, Chuck Ward, Kevin Corn, Joe Strauss|
|Annbriar GC Head Golf Professional Kevin Schaeffer, PGA, watching another drive fly long and straight!|