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Whirlwind Golf Club at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa announces long term contract with the Bird Golf Academy

July 12, 2007
Director of Marketing, Bird Golf Academy

Phoenix, AZ – (July 2007) Whirlwind Golf Club and the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa recently agreed to terms on a new ten year contract with The Bird Golf Academy, the on-site golf instructional team offering a wide array of services including personalized coaching, the finest PGA and LPGA professionals, comprehensive packaging and unparalleled customer attention.

The long term contract, signed on June 23, solidifies the beneficial partnership forged between Whirlwind Golf Club, Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, The Bird Golf Academy and the Wild Horse Pass Development Authority over the past year. The new contract provides the foundation for the Bird Golf Academy to officially name Whirlwind Golf Club as their flagship location and offers the stability to develop long-term programming.

Currently boasting 16 satellite locations throughout the United States, The Bird Golf Academy has made Whirlwind Golf Club its home since August of 2006. Bird Golf’s offices are presently located in an off-site facility but plans are in the works to move them to Whirlwind Golf Club in the near future.

Owner, Founder and Director of Instruction, Jay Ewing first played professionally at the age of 16 and has acquired several accolades over the past two decades. After playing in the South Pacific, Asia and Australian tours in the early 1980s, Ewing’s most recent win was at the World Pro-Am at Pebble Beach in 1998. He has also served on the Colorado Section PGA Board of Directors and founded the Colorado PGA Teachathon.

“Both the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa and Whirlwind Golf Club conduct themselves with the very highest standards of customer service, which is a critical part of Bird Golf’s core philosophy,” Founder of Bird Golf Academy, Jay Ewing said. “We are elated to establish the identity of The Bird Golf Academy within the Wild Horse Pass Development and Whirlwind Golf Club.”

“We are thrilled to partner with such an accredited and energetic team,” General Manager of Whirlwind Golf Club, Mike Hurd said. “As you can see by the pedigrees of the teaching professionals, the Bird Golf Academy offers instruction from golf’s top talent.”

Instructors for the Bird Golf Academy include National Head Professional, Sharon Miller, the LPGA’s national Teacher of the Year in 1989 and founding editor of Golf For Women magazine; Mary Mills, US Open and two-time LPGA Championship-winner; and Jim Samsing, a PGA Professional for 30 years, among many other notable professionals.

Promising the “Ultimate Golf Learning Experience®,” the Academy’s unique concepts are the product of many lifetimes of observation, teaching, and research. Their recipe for success is highly personalized instruction coupled with a small student-to-teacher ratio. This devoted attention enables the instructors to accurately assess each player’s learning styles for highest retention levels and has quickly moved Bird Golf Academy to the forefront of the golf game improvement arena.

For more information or to book an instruction session call Toll Free at: 877-424-7346 (877 4-BIRDGO), email at: info@birdgolf.com or visit:www.WildHorsePassResort.com.

The Gila River Indian Community has woven championship golf with its rich cultural heritage to create the Troon-Managed® Whirlwind Golf Club. Named among Conde Nast’s “Top 100 Golf Resorts” in 2005 and the “2004 Troon Facility of the Year” this unique golf club beat out more than 140 other Troon courses around the world to be named the “best of the best.” Located at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, the Whirlwind Golf Club offers 36 holes of championship golf with the 7017-yard Devil’s Claw course and the 7,218-yard Cattail. This award-winning facility features top of the line practice facilities, the Sivlik Grill, one of the “Top 100 Golf Shops” according to Golf World Business magazine and unparalleled service. Gary Panks has designed both masterpieces to challenge players of all levels while maintaining a sense of fairness and playability.

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