Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. – The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association want golfers to have more fun by “teeing it forward” all year long.
Following the successful pilot launch of TEE IT FORWARD in July, the PGA and the USGA are encouraging golfers to continue to tee it forward and play from tee markers that match their average driving distance. More than 1,900 facilities registered in 2011, with an average of 123 golfers per facility (nearly 237,000 nationwide) playing from forward tees during the promotional period. Additionally, a survey of more than 3,000 golfers who experienced the program showed that 70 percent found their round more enjoyable and more than 90 percent said they would recommend TEE IT FORWARD to a friend. The survey also found nearly 50 percent of respondents saying the program helped them play faster.
“These golfers told us that they found golf more enjoyable by playing courses at shorter lengths than usual. At the end of the day, that’s what we want…golfers to have more fun, which, in turn, hopefully means they will play more and stay in the game,” said PGA of America President Allen Wronowski. “This initiative also generated incredible buzz through traditional and social media, as well as at golf facilities across the country.”
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