Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Middle Atlantic PGA, TopGolf-Kingstowne to host 'Welcome to Golf Day'

(Stafford, VA) – On May 19, 2013, The Middle Atlantic PGA and TopGolf-Kingstowne in Alexandria, Va. are hosting a free event for future and current golfers. From 1-5 p.m., visitors to TopGolf will experience TopGolf games, miniature golf, as well as the ever-popular inflatable dinosaur called “GolfZilla” and much more.  MAPGA Golf Professionals will be on hand to give free lessons.  In addition, local golf facilities, companies and organizations will be on the TopGolf deck to offer a complete golf experience.  

People who plan to attend this free event are asked to pre-register online at this web address -  Anyone who pre-registers will receive a special “Welcome to Golf” gift as well as a barbeque lunch and complimentary miniature golf.  Patrons who register on-site will have access to the free TopGolf games and lessons, but additional fees will apply for lunch and miniature golf.  TopGolf and the MAPGA are expecting more than 500 people to attend the event within the four hour time frame.      

This event and other “Welcome to Golf” experiences hosted by the Middle Atlantic PGA are part of the PGA of America’s initiative to grow the game of golf.  Currently, nearly 26 million people across the U.S. are golfers and the goal of the golf industry is to raise that number to 40 million by the year 2020.  Through a strategic plan called Golf 2.0 The PGA of America as well as the LPGA, the PGA Tour, U.S. Golf Association, and many other golf organizations have teamed-up to retain current golfers, engage lapsed golfers and welcome new golfers.

The MAPGA is also a supporting partner of the Play Golf America Day at East Potomac Golf Course in Washington D.C. which will take place May 18 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  This is a free event where attendees will receive golf lessons, a welcome gift, enter to win drawing prizes, take a chance in the closest to the hole contest and much more.  For more information on this event, visit


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