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Lady Vols Announce Free Women's Golf Clinic
Head Coach Judi Pavon and Nathalie Mansson

Head Coach Judi Pavon and Nathalie Mansson

Aug. 31, 2010

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By Zach Stipe, Media Relations Assistant

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Lady Vol golf team will be teaming up with the Knoxville affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to host a free women's and girls' golf clinic on Sunday, Oct. 3, at the brand new Mack and Jonnie Day Golf Practice Facility in conjunction with the Mercedes-Benz Women's Golf Championship later in the week.

The free clinic will run from 4-5:30 p.m. and each participant will receive a gift bag that includes items provided by the Knoxville affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure as well as a team photo that can be used for autographs.

The clinic will include instruction led by Lady Vol head coach Judi Pavon and the UT women's golf team. Participants will also receive a coupon that they can redeem at the golf tournament the following weekend for a free Lady Vol hat clip ball marker.

"We are excited to host a golf clinic this fall for women and girls in Tennessee to give back to our community," Pavon said. "We hope to bring more awareness to our program and to help develop an interest in the game for females at every age. Our players and coaches will be hands-on to help each participant improve their game in all areas, including ball striking, chipping and putting.

"It will also be an opportunity to showcase the new Mack and Jonnie Day Golf Practice Facility to golfers across East Tennessee. We are hoping participants will attend both the clinic and the tournament, which is also free."

Preregistration is required and check-in before the clinic starts will be at 3:30 p.m. Register online here or contact Marcus Mercer at (865) 974-9001 or mmercer5@utk.edu for more information.

In support of breast cancer awareness month, the Mercedes-Benz tournament - held at Holston Hills Country Club from Oct. 8-10 - will also be tied to the Knoxville affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Each participating team will receive pink ribbons to display on its bags, while the Lady Vols will sport pink polo's during the event. Additionally, fans will be able to donate money to the foundation during the tournament either in bins or by pledging an amount for every birdie Tennessee makes during the weekend.

The Lady Vols captured the annual Mercedes-Benz event by a record 19 strokes in 2009, while junior Nathalie Mansson claimed her first career medalist honors. UT kicks off the 2010-11 campaign from Sept. 13-15 at the Fall Preview in College Station, Texas.



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