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The Pga Of America And The Golf Channel Announce National Instruction Day May 4, 2016

The PGA of America and The Golf Channel have announced plans for a National Instruction Day, to take place on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. This event will be the culmination of a 100-day campaign, celebrating the PGA of America’s Centennial.

The day of television programming on The Golf Channel will feature a series of live segments to help golfers of all skill levels improve their game. The schedule begins at 7:00 am EDT with Morning Drive and continues through 11:00 pm EDT with Studio A. The live clinic schedules include some of the most recognized PGA Professionals, located at six different golf courses, coast to coast:

7 a.m.-10 a.m.


Golf Channel’s Morning Drive (Orlando, Fla.)
Special Guests: Pete Bevacqua, CEO, PGA of America (in-studio); 
Blair O’Neal & Jeff Ritter (in-studio co-hosts for National Instruction Day)



10 a.m.-11 a.m.


Baltusrol Golf Club (Springfield Township, N.J.)
Lead Instructor: Michael Breed
Guest Instructors: Lou Guzzi, Tom Henderson
Special Guest: Derek Sprague, President, PGA of America


11 a.m.-Noon


Ibis Golf & Country Club (West Palm Beach, Fla.)
Lead Instructor: Martin Hall
Guest Instructors: Jim McLean, Craig Harmon
Golf Channel Host: Sara Brown


2 p.m.-3 p.m.


Keeton Park Golf Course (Dallas)
Lead Instructor: Cameron McCormick
Guest Instructors: Tony Martinez, Randy Smith
Golf Channel Host: Matt Adams


4 p.m.-5 p.m.


Cog Hill Golf & Country Club (Lemont Township, Ill.)
Lead Instructor: Stan Utley
Guest Instructors: Todd Sones, Kevin Weeks
Golf Channel Host: Charlie Rymer


6 p.m.-7 p.m.

Golf Channel’s Golf Central (Orlando, Fla.)
Special Guests: National Instruction Day instructors

7 p.m.-8 p.m.

Fossil Trace Golf Club (Golden, Colo.)

Lead Instructor: Hank Haney
Guest Instructors: Trent Wearner, Sandy LaBauve
Golf Channel Host: Brian Crowell

8 p.m.-9 p.m.

TPC Harding Park (San Francisco)
Lead Instructor: David Leadbetter
Guest Instructors: Suzy Whaley, Secretary, PGA of America; Josh Zander
Golf Channel Host: Lisa Cornwell

9 p.m.-11 p.m.

Golf Channel Studio A (Orlando, Fla.)
Lead Instructors: Michael Breed, Martin Hall
Guest Instructors: Mike Bender, Cheryl Anderson

Be sure to set your DVR to watch the programming later as your schedule permits!

If you are in need of personalized golf instruction, Walt Disney World® Golf, operated by Arnold Palmer Golf Management, can provide you with world class programs under the guidance of Michael Schlager, PGA Director of Instruction. Our instruction programs include both private and group lessons that provide for one hour, half and full day programs.

In addition, our Player’s Club membership program for Orlando area residents, which was recently enhanced and expanded, provides you with the opportunity to take advantage of complimentary access to daily instructional clinics held Tuesday through Saturday, under Michael’s guidance along with driving range access that includes unlimited range balls. As a member, you can also play our courses at designated member times for cart fee only and bring three guests with you, who will pay the applicable Orlando area resident rates.

For more information, contact Michael directly at (407) 454-5096 or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We look forward to seeing you at the “Happiest Place on TURF!”