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Last Update :7/15/2009

Heron Lakes Announces Get Golf Ready Program

Heron Lakes Golf Club Announces Get Golf Ready Program
New player development program gives golfers 5 days of
game-improvement lessons
Portland, Oregon – July 15, 2009 — Heron Lakes Golf Club announced today that they will be participating in the industry-wide Get Golf Ready program that will provide golfers with a series of five introductory lessons by PGA Professionals from May 21 through August 21st. The program, which was created in connection with The World Golf Foundation and Play Golf America, will aim to give new golfers a fun, fast and affordable way to introduce them to the game of golf.
The five introductory lessons will give basic golf skills including chipping, putting, full swing, half swing and bunker play, as well as background of the game’s rules, etiquette and values through significant on-course learning opportunities. The small-group lessons will be available for $99.
“Get Golf Ready is a great opportunity for new golfers to jumpstart their golf education in an unintimidating setting,” said general manager Stewart Koch. “We hope that this program brings the game of golf to the community and provides an affordable and rewarding experience.” 
Heron Lakes Golf Club, owned by Portland Parks and Recreation and managed by Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports since 2008, is a 36-hole Robert Trent Jones Jr. facility located within the City of Portland. Heron Lakes’ two courses, the Greenback and the Great Blue, have been considered among Portland’s best since the facility first opened in 1972. Heron Lakes also features an all-grass driving range, practice bunker, and putting green.
For more information, or to register for the Get Golf Ready program at Heron Lakes Golf Club, visit or call (503) 289-1818.
About Portland Parks & Recreation
Portland Parks & Recreation leads the City of Portland's efforts to develop and operate public parks, natural areas, recreational and sports opportunities to give life and beauty to the city. Portland Parks & Recreation Golf Program provides high quality and affordable golf to its residents and visitors through its four public golf facilities: Heron Lakes; Eastmoreland; Rose City and RedTail. For more information, visit:
About KemperSportsNorthbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports operates golf facilities as well as athletic clubs, lodging venues and major sporting events, including nationally ranked courses and tournament venues such as Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Dorado Beach Resort & Club, The Glen Club, Harding Park, Desert Willow Golf Resort and Chambers Bay, host of the 2010 U.S. Amateur and the 2015 U.S. Open. Affiliate KemperSports Marketing & Communications, a sports marketing, events and public relations agency, has produced and managed major national and international events, including the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational college basketball tournament. For more information, visit
Ross Liggett, Sales and Marketing Director
Heron Lakes Golf Club
(503) 289-1818

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