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NEWS RELEASE
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1565 First Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
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For Immediate Release: June 3, 2015
Contact: Jan Thornburg, Sr. Communications Manager 941-954-2613
              Jan.Thornburg@sarasotagov.com

 

BOBBY JONES GOLF CLUB HOSTS PGA
DRIVE, CHIP & PUTT EVENT JUNE 6

 

Sarasota, FL: Bobby Jones Golf Club, Sarasota’s historic municipal golf course, will host local qualifying for the youth Drive, Chip & Putt Championship Saturday, June 6 at 8 a.m. – 1 p.mApproximately 200 registered children ages 7-15 will demonstrate their golf skills with an opportunity to compete in the national championship at Augusta National Golf Club prior to the 2016 Masters.

Bobby Jones is one of 16 courses in Florida to be selected for this fun, competitive youth program.  Officials from the National PGA will be in attendance.

 

During the Drive, Chip and Putt event, boys and girls of all skill levels will compete based on gender in four age categories:

 

  • * 7-9
  • * 10-11
  • * 12-13
  • * 14-15

 

Participants will accumulate points with each skill:  driving, chipping and putting.  The top two overall point earners in each of the boys and girls age divisions will advance to the regional qualifying round.  The champion from each division will win a free trip to play in the finals at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 3, 2016 before the Masters.

 

The event is sponsored by the Masters Tournament Foundation, PGA and USGA.  Visit www.DriveChipAndPutt.com for more details about the program.

 

The Bobby Jones Golf Club, 1000 Circus Boulevard, is owned and operated by the City of Sarasota and offers three courses with a total of 45 holes.

 

For more information contact Sue Martin, Bobby Jones Golf Club Manager: 941-365-2200 ext. 5800 or Christian Martin, Assistant Manager: 941-954-4162.

 

About the City of Sarasota: Distinguished by Google as a Digital Capital in the U.S., the City of Sarasota is a diverse community located on Florida's Suncoast with 53,000 year round residents, several internationally recognized cultural arts venues, stunning sunsets along Lido Beach, a 45-hole municipal golf course at the historic Bobby Jones Golf Club, and Major League spring training baseball with the Baltimore Orioles. Learn more about us at www.SarasotaGov.com

 

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