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GET GOLF READY IN 5 DAYS AT THE SHAWNEE INN AND GOLF RESORT

New player development program provides fun, fast and affordable lessons

Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania (April, 27, 2009) — The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is bringing adults into the game of golf in a fast, fun and affordable way through the new national golf initiative, "Get Golf Ready in 5 Days." This program is comprised of a series of five introductory lessons offered by Shawnee's PGA professionals in a small-group environment, available from May 2 until September 30, 2009 for $99.00.

"The Get Golf Ready program provides an affordable and rewarding educational experience for those who are interested in learning more about the game of golf," said Joe Manley, head golf professional of The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. "The program will provide a casual yet structured setting using fun, skill enhancement formats to help participants become comfortable on the links and enable them to continue to develop their skills as golfers."

Targeting the millions of adults who have limited or no experience with the game of golf, the five lessons provide basic skills instruction as well as information regarding the background of the game's rules, etiquette and values. Significant on-course learning opportunities will be a part of each lesson. Participants will gain insight into chipping, putting, full swing, half swing and bunker play, as well as the fundamental guidelines regarding the use and maintenance of golf equipment, keeping score and navigating the course, among others.

Following the completion of the five-session program, a smooth transition into other Get Golf Ready graduate outings, such as the free and low-cost programs offered by Play Golf America (www.PlayGolfAmerica.com), will be provided.

Get Golf Ready was announced in November 2008 as part of the World Golf Foundation's Golf 20/20 initiative. Currently in its inaugural year, the program is benefiting from unprecedented support and collaboration from the entire golf industry, including the World Golf Foundation, The PGA of America and other leading national and state golf associations, organizations, manufacturers, media and companies.

For more information, or to register for the Get Golf Ready program at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, please visit www.GetGolfReady.com or call the facility at 800.SHAWNEE.

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About the Lead Organizations:
The World Golf Foundation develops and supports initiatives that positively impact lives through the game of golf and its traditional values. The Foundation, which was founded in 1993 and is supported by major international golf organizations and professional Tours, provides oversight to World Golf Hall of Fame, The First Tee, Golf 20/20 and other industry initiatives in support of its mission.

Play Golf America, designed to increase participation among new and exiting golfers, was developed by The PGA of America, with the support of Allied Associations including: the LPGA, National Golf Course Owners Association, PGA Tour, USGA and others involved in the annual Golf 20/20 conference. The program utilizes the www.PlayGolfAmerica.com Web site to serve as a link for consumers to access fun, affordable and informative programs in their area.

For more information on the World Golf Foundation, the Get Golf Ready program and Play Golf America programs, please contact:

Bob Combs, World Golf Foundation
BCombs@worldgolffoundation.org
904-940-4203

Tammy Boclair
ACI
tammy@aldaycommunications.com
615-791-1535, ext. 26

Local Media Contact:

Jeromy Wo
The Shawnee Inn and Golf Reosrt
Public Relations Coordinator
pr@shawneeinn.com
570.424.4050 x1409

 


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List of Accolades

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort would like to thank the all of the organizations that have recognized our efforts towards excellence. We are a proud member of the community and look forward to working together to continue providing outstanding service.

2012

Trip Advisor for Business: Certificate of Excellence

Winner
Certificate of Excellence
2012

2011

Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations -National General Manager of the Year, Rob Howell

2010

Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations Chef’s Palate Award for “Best Use of Local and Organic Ingredients”-Chef "G"
Award of Excellence “Most Creative Booth” from the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce Expo 2010
Save Our Planet Award, The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association-Rob Howell, General Manager of the Year
Community Service Award, The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau
Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau-Jeromy Wo, Public Relations Coordinator, Brand Hero
American Legion Auxiliary-Certificate of Appreciation


 

2009

The Pocono Business Journals Green List
The Monroe County Historical Associations Historical Preservation Award
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau's Outstanding Tourism Employee - Will Stryeski
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau's Green Award - The Shawnee Inn and Gold Resort
Voted Best Place to Work by Happenings Magazine
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce Save Our Planet Award
The Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association's General Manager of the Year Nomination - Rob Howell


2008

Voted Best Place to Work by Happenings Magazine
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerces Save Our Planet Award
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureaus Outstanding Tourism Employee Rob Howell, General Manager
Outstanding Women in Business Monica Startari, Director of Marketing
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerces Chairman of Business Award Charlie Kirkwood, Owner
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations General Manager of the Year Nomination Rob Howell, General Manager


2007

The National Recreation Area of the Delaware Water Gaps Conservation Award
The American Cancer Societys Certificate of Appreciation for being First Property in the Pocono Mountains to go Smoke-Free
Bizzy Awards Best Overall Business