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Cardiogolf Goes to Capitol Hill to Celebrate National Golf Day

Cardiogolf creator and  Vice-President of the LPGA T&CP  Karen Palacios-Jansen will be on  Capitol Hill Wednesday, April 25, 2017 along with other LPGA representatives evangelizing the sport of Golf for National Golf Day, hosted by, WE ARE GOLF, a coalition of golf’s leading organizations.

Karen will demonstrate her Cardiogolf program and how golf can be exercise.

Cardiogolf Class

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LPGA and other leading golf industry organizations will celebrate and promote golf’s contributions of nearly $4 billion annual charitable and economic impact  worldwide.

Olympic Gold Medalist Dan Jansen and the PGA TOUR’s Billy Hurley III will also attend National Golf Day’s 10th anniversary.

Dan Jansen an avid golfer and fitness professional, who holds an annual charity golf tournament to benefit the Dan Jansen Foundation,  will talk about the benefits that the game of golf has on health and wellness.  Billy Hurley III, a graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2004 and former Naval officer will talk about how golf contributes to the military and their families.

Dan Jansen Celebrity Golf Classic
Billy Hurley III

Throughout the event, golf’s leaders and other special guests will discuss the game’s tax benefits to local communities and the impact the game has on the economy and charitable contributions.

Organizations include We Are Golf,  Club Managers Association of America, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), Ladies Professional Golf Association, National Golf Course Owners Association, PGA of America (PGA), PGA TOUR, United States Golf Association, United States Golf Manufacturers Council, World Golf Foundation and others.

“Golf plays a significant role in stimulating our economy and is very accessible, with nine of 10 golfers playing public facilities,” says Congressman James E. Clyburn, Assistant Democratic Leader (D-SC). “National Golf Day is an opportunity for the industry to share golf’s many benefits with Congressional leaders in D.C.”

For more information visit WE ARE GOLF. 

Why former Olympic speed skater Dan Jansen is such a fan of the LPGA

Written by-Pete Wallner who covers sports for MLive/Grand Rapids Press. Email him at pwallner@mlive.com or follow him on TwitterFacebook or Google+.

Legendary former U.S. Olympic speed skater Dan Jansen is a big fan of the LPGA for more reasons than one.

“I love to watch the ladies play because they don’t necessarily overpower a golf course,” he said Tuesday while playing in the Meijer LPGA Classic pro-am at Egypt Valley Country Club. “They get all of their power in their swing and they are very efficient.”

Jansen has been passionate about golf since he retired from speed skating more than 20 years ago. But he fell in love with the sport with good reason a little more than 15 years ago after he met his future wife, Karen Palacios,  one of the top LPGA golf instructors in the country.

Palacios-Jansen, the 2008 LPGA National Teacher of the Year, has worked with hundreds of men and women including PGA and LPGA pros.  She devised Cardiogolf, a method to improve swing mechanics and fitness levels.

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