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April 30, 2010

Golden Horseshoe offers free mini golf lesson in May

Colonial Williamsburg’s Golden Horseshoe Golf Club is offering a free 10-minute golf lesson as part of the PGA’s “Free Lesson Month” in May. The free lessons are great for all levels. It’s the perfect way for new golfers to have a quick introduction to the game; casual golfers can learn a few tips to improve their swing, and avid golfers can work with a PGA professional to fine tune their game.

“The free lesson month is part of the PGA’s Play Golf America initiative,” said Glen Byrnes, PGA professional and director of golf for the Golden Horseshoe. “It’s amazing how much a golfer can improve his game with just 10 minutes of instruction. And, it’s a terrific introduction to the game for someone who thinks he or she might be interested in golf.”

Last year, 5,250 PGA and LPGA professionals nationwide gave more than 80,075 free 10-minute lessons. To schedule a free lesson with a PGA professional at the Golden Horseshoe, call 757-220-7696. For more information about the PGA Free Lesson initiative, visit

The Golden Horseshoe is located at 401 S. England St. in Williamsburg. Golf clubs will be available for those who want to take a lesson but do not own clubs.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution and cultural destination dedicated to the preservation, restoration, interpretation and presentation of the 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as the nation’s largest living history museum. Colonial Williamsburg offers more than 1,000 guest rooms among five hotels, including the landmark Williamsburg Inn, four historic dining taverns and six restaurants, a full-service 20,000-square-foot spa, the Golden Horseshoe golf courses and 66,000 square feet of conference space centered at the restored Williamsburg Lodge.

Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s website at Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research and educational programs.

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Barbara Brown
(757) 220-7280