Arizona Women's Golf Association

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AWGA Golf 101/201 Lesson Program

Upcoming Golf 101/201 Schedule

This is a program designed to introduce women golfers to the game or help people who haven't played for some time to get back in the swing. Key relationships are established between the women who play regularly at a specific golf course and the LPGA or PGA Professional at that same course to help these women stay with the game. Since 2006 the program has graduated over 1,700 students.

Through this relationship, the golf teaching professional and the experienced women golfers (Ambassadors) work together to create an environment where women with little or no experience can come out and learn everything from how the game is played, to swing and playing basics, to establishing relationships within the golf community that will help them feel comfortable navigating the golf course on their own. The program fee is $220 for all six sessions. If you have golf clubs go ahead and bring them but if not don't worry, you'll be able to borrow some. All you need to bring with you is your enthusiasm to learn the game of golf!

Golf 101 includes:

  • Minimum of 6 hours of instruction
  • Lessons taught by an LPGA or PGA Teaching Professional
  • Learning how to chip, putt, pitch, full swing, and hit bunker shots
  • AWGA Ambassador support to teach the rules and etiquette of golf
  • Practice time and on-course instruction and play
  • 1 year Recreational Membership to the Arizona Women's Golf Association, which includes:
    • Newsletters and other publications to keep you informed about the game of golf
    • Access to AWGA tournaments and seminars
    • Friendship & camaraderie with other lady golfers
    • Discounts from AWGA partners
    • Advice and interpretation of the Rules of Golf

    Anthem Country Club - Golf 101 - $220
    2708 West Anthem Club Dr., Anthem, AZ 85086

    This is a six week series each Wednesday from 4:15 - 5:15 PM beginning January 9, 2019. The final lesson will be on February 13, 2019.
    Dates: 1/9/2019 ... 1/16/2019 ... 1/23/2019 ... 1/30/2019 ... 2/6/2019 ... 2/13/2019

    Teaching Professional: Chris Endres, PGA
    Chris has been at Anthem since 2001, teaching all ages and skill levels to enjoy golf more through his simple, easy to understand style. A Class A PGA of America member since 1992, Chris has devoted the past 30 years to imparting his passion for the game to all that cross his path, from beginners to professionals. Chris is also an accomplished player, having participated in the 1991 U.S. Open, the 2001 Phoenix Open, and the 2011 U. S. Senior Open, as well as numerous events around the country and world. Chris has been the primary instructor of the Ladies Golf 101 and 201 program's at Anthem since their inception, teaching women how and why to play the game of a lifetime.


    PebbleCreek Golf Resort - Golf 101 - $220
    16280 W Clubhouse Drive, Goodyear, AZ 85395

    This is a six week series each Saturday from 1:30 - 2:30 PM beginning January 19, 2019. The final lesson will be on February 23, 2019.
    Dates: 1/19/2019 ... 1/26/2019 ... 2/9/2019 ... 2/16/2019 ... 2/23/2019 (last class is 2 hours)

    Teaching Professional: Dennis Downs, PGA
    Dennis Downs has been a PGA Class A Professional since 2004. He graduated the Arizona State University Professional Golf Management Program with his Bachelor's Degree. Dennis spent a couple years of his career traveling and running a mobile club fitting / club repair business at many prestigious golf courses around the country. He spent 10 years as a golf professional at Sun City Grand. He currently works with Reid West Golf Academies as a Director of Instruction at Pebble Creek Resort. He competes in professional tournaments around the country in the off-season months.


    Upcoming Golf 101/201 Schedule

    More Golf 101/201 Sessions will be posted as they are developed.

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