If you'd like to improve your golf game or maybe your children's, a good place to start is Saturday's third annual Play Golf America day.
After two years at Hartefeld National Golf Club, this year's day of free 10-minute lessons, club fittings, club demos, skills challenges and all-around introduction to the game has been moved to Woods Golf Center, better known as Woody's, at 559 W. Germantown Pike, East Norriton.
Hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, call 215-886-7742.
"The idea is to help grow and foster the game," said Geoff Surrette, executive direction of the Philadelphia Section of the PGA of America. "We want occasional golfers to become more avid golfers, and we want to break down the barriers to beginning the game. This is a good way to dip your toe."
About 30 local club pros will offer short lessons no matter your skill level. Youngsters, in particular, are welcome. Don DeAngelis, head pro at Woody's, will videotape swings. Ben Witter will stage his long-drive show.
Besides food and drink giveaways, the first 120 attendees will receive a free sleeve of Titleist balls.
With the move from Hartefeld National to the more accessible Woody's, Surrette hopes to increase attendance from about 400 the last two years to 1,000.