ORLANDO, Fla. – Golf Channel – in partnership with the PGA of America – announced its plans for the inaugural “National Instruction Day,” airing on Wednesday, May 4, and featuring a dedicated day of live programming devoted to helping golfers improve their game. National Instruction Day will bring together several of the most respected and recognized PGA Professionals in the game – a culmination of a 100-day campaign celebrating the PGA of America’s Centennial – staging live clinics on Golf Channel, originating from golf courses around the United States, and spanning across four time zones, beginning at 10 a.m. ET.
“National Instruction Day may be the most impactful instruction initiative we’ve ever engaged in at Golf Channel,” said Kevin Schultz, senior director of lifestyle content for Golf Channel. “And that’s significant, given that instruction has been a pillar of our brand from the very beginning. With the support of the PGA of America and its Professionals, for the first time ever, we’ll be able to assemble the game’s most distinguished instructors on one given day, with one goal in mind: to help golfers play better and have more fun.”
“When the PGA of America’s founders gathered a century ago, they made it their mission to elevate the golf profession. The cornerstone of their plans was teaching the game,” said PGA President Derek Sprague. “We’re thrilled to partner with Golf Channel to present National Instruction Day, which will be celebrated from coast-to-coast and dedicated to the generations of PGA members who have ensured that all may enjoy the game of a lifetime.”
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4: NATIONAL INSTRUCTION DAY SCHEDULE (All times ET)
|7 a.m.-10 a.m.
Golf Channel’s Morning Drive (Orlando, Fla.)
Special Guests: Pete Bevacqua, CEO, PGA of America (in-studio);
Blair O’Neal & Jeff Ritter (in-studio co-hosts for National Instruction Day)
|10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Baltusrol Golf Club (Springfield Township, N.J.)
Lead Instructor: Michael Breed
Guest Instructors: Lou Guzzi, Tom Henderson
Special Guest: Derek Sprague, President, PGA of America
Ibis Golf & Country Club (West Palm Beach, Fla.)
Lead Instructor: Martin Hall
Guest Instructors: Jim McLean, Craig Harmon
Golf Channel Host: Sara Brown
|2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Keeton Park Golf Course (Dallas)
Lead Instructor: Cameron McCormick
Guest Instructors: Tony Martinez, Randy Smith
Golf Channel Host: Matt Adams
|4 p.m.-5 p.m.
Cog Hill Golf & Country Club (Lemont Township, Ill.)
Lead Instructor: Stan Utley
Guest Instructors: Todd Sones, Kevin Weeks
Golf Channel Host: Charlie Rymer
|6 p.m.-7 p.m.
Golf Channel’s Golf Central (Orlando, Fla.)
Special Guests: National Instruction Day instructors
|7 p.m.-8 p.m.
Fossil Trace Golf Club (Golden, Colo.)
Lead Instructor: Hank Haney
Guest Instructors: Trent Wearner, Sandy LaBauve
Golf Channel Host: Brian Crowell
|8 p.m.-9 p.m.
TPC Harding Park (San Francisco)
Lead Instructor: David Leadbetter
Guest Instructors: Suzy Whaley, Secretary, PGA of America; Josh Zander
Golf Channel Host: Lisa Cornwell
|9 p.m.-11 p.m.
Golf Channel Studio A (Orlando, Fla.)
Lead Instructors: Michael Breed, Martin Hall
Guest Instructors: Mike Bender, Cheryl Anderson