WEST CHESTER TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Have a couple minutes to spare this Wednesday? Celebrate National Golf Day with a free, five-minute lesson from a golf professional at Topgolf at the Streets of West Chester.
In partnership with We Are Golf, a coalition of the game's leading associations and industry partners, Topgolf aims to attract new fans to the sport by helping people feel more confident in their swing. Slow-motion video swing analysis through the Topgolf U instructional program also is available. Last year, Topgolf venues taught 2,251 free lessons on National Golf Day.
West Chester's Topgolf location is open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday and is located at 9568 Water Front Drive off the Union Centre exit on Interstate 75.
"We are proud to celebrate the game on National Golf Day by offering our guests a free and easy way to improve their swing," said Topgolf Entertainment Group Co-Chairman and CEO Erik Anderson. "Thanks to our Topgolf U instructional program, Topgolf is doubling down on our commitment to help grow the game by introducing our guests to the sport in a high-energy, fun and laid-back environment."
In addition to Topgolf's free lessons, We Are Golf hosted a National Golf Day launch party on Tuesday evening at the Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center in Washington, D.C.
"Topgolf has exhibited great interest in helping the golf industry with its growth of the game efforts, so partnering with them once again for National Golf Day is natural as we celebrate the event's 10th anniversary," said Steve Mona, CEO of World Golf Foundation and administrator of WAG. "In the last decade, the awareness of National Golf Day has grown significantly, and free lessons at Topgolf's venues in major metropolitan areas will help us continue reaching and engaging new audiences."
For National Golf Day's 10th consecutive year, golf industry leaders will meet with members of Congress, the executive branch and federal agencies to discuss golf's nearly $70 billion economy, $4 billion annual charitable impact and many environmental and fitness benefits. Throughout the day, participants will share stories about the game's 15,000-plus diverse businesses, impact on nearly 2 million jobs across America, tax revenue creation, tourism and ecological value.
National Golf Day 2016 included more than 150 Congressional meetings in one day and 429.2 million media impressions. Globally, the #NGD16 Twitter campaign eclipsed 52.2 million impressions, reached 17.7 million unique accounts and was a trending topic on Twitter.
To join the conversation, visit the WE ARE GOLF social media hub. Use #NGD17, @Topgolf and @wearegolf on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to show your support for the industry and share why golf is more than a game to you.