Thursday, May 20, 2004

Session with golf pros is free

Country club open to the public Friday to encourage new or current players

By Nancy Young
Enquirer contributor

LIBERTY TWP. - The Four Bridges Country Club wants more people to get into the swing of golf.

Friday, the Butler County club will host its first Golf Summit, a spin-off of last fall's Ohio Golf Summit.

"Golf is a $4.4 billion business in Ohio, with an incredible impact on the state's economy," said Ron Stepanek, Southern Ohio PGA executive director. "We simply want to get people out playing and enjoying the game of golf - all people. Golf encompasses so much that is good ... recreation, sportsmanship, being outside, being with friends and family."

The summit is meant to help current golfers improve their games and to encourage new players. Visitors will have the chance to try new golf products, receive instruction from three golf professionals, and participate in a question-and-answer session on junior golf.

Golf professionals hosting the session are Tim Lambert, director of instruction at Four Bridges; Paul Hobart, director of instruction at Tartan Fields Country Club in Columbus; and Joel Suggs, director of instruction at Meadowlinks in Cincinnati. Each expert will present different teaching styles, and 12 guests will be selected for computer swing analysis, using a 7-foot screen placed on Four Bridges' driving range. The summit is free and open to the public, and runs 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday. . The country club is at 8300 Four Bridges Drive, off Butler-Warren Road.

For information, call Tim Lambert at 256-6499 or Donna Meyers at 759-4620, ext. 107.

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