Stoll Field fairway up to par for golf workshop

Stoll Field will morph into a golf course for a day.

The 2010 Golf Expo, which offers students of all golf abilities the chance to learn the basics of the game and to receive instruction for free, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to a UK news release.

Students can participate in activities such as golf ball hitting stations, putting and chipping contests, lessons from PGA professional Tennye Ohr from Man O’ War Golf and an on-campus course.

“We just want students to come out and have fun,” senior information specialist Brad Duncan said.

Activities will be conducted with reduced-flight golf balls that are safe to use in open areas on campus.

The College of Education’s kinesiology and health promotion department will team up with UK Intramurals to organize the event.

This is the second year UK has held the Golf Expo. UK alumnus and 2008 US Ryder Cup team member J.B. Holmes designated the college to receive a $90,000 grant from the PGA.

In the UK news release, Melody Noland, kinesiology and health promotion professor and chair, said the organizers decided to move this year’s event earlier in the year in the hope of increasing participation.

“Those who have an interest in golf or are even curious about the game should come by to participate,” Noland said in the news release.