BRUNSWICK, Maine — People try, then give up golf for several reasons. High on the list is lack of success: what appears on television as a simple exercise in striking a ball that is not moving often proves otherwise.
“We’re told that a common mistake made by first-time golfers is trying to play without proper instruction,” says Gina Weathersby, executive director of the Institute for Family-Owned Business, whose organization is welcoming Institute members and non-members to take up golf. “We’re inviting all women to our first ‘Pitch, Putt & Pour’ where our goal is to offer very basic instruction and to make golf a social event.”
Pitch, Putt & Pour takes place at Falmouth Country Club on Monday, Aug. 5, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Falmouth, a private club, was designed by Cornish & Silva and opened in 1986. It also offers tennis and swimming within 425 acres on Winn Road. Falmouth is complemented by a practice tee and two practice greens.
Falmouth’s one of several Maine golf courses owned or operated by Harris Golf, whose earlier promotion featured “Skip work. Play golf.” It is also the Institute’s idea to get women away from routine and engage in an activity where learning and networking come together, followed by fun.
Falmouth’s head professional Sean Barrett, PGA, who is organizing the clinic, says the “singular goal is to make the game more enjoyable.”
The clinic fee, $45 per person, includes instruction, golf clubs, food and beverage. To register, go to www.fambusines.org or contact Gina Weathersby at 798-2667.
The Institute’s other summer event, Summerfest, takes place on August 15, 5 to 9 p.m. at Yankee Marina & Boatyard in Yarmouth.
This is the second year for Summerfest, which features networking, live music, an auction, and food and beverage. Register now for Summerfest at www.fambusiness.org
The Institute for Family-Owned Business is a non-profit organization that has served Maine’s family-owned businesses for 19 years through workshops, seminars, consulting and events. For more information about membership, sponsor opportunities and services go to www.fambusiness.org.