Avid Golf signs on to support 2nd Annual Golf To End Cancer VIP Outing

Edgewater, MD – Avid Golf announced today that they have signed on to support the 2nd Annual Golf To End Cancer VIP Golf Outing scheduled for September 9th & 10th, at Caves Valley Golf Club.

Avid Golf will be donating its award winning Swedge swing training aids; every participant playing in the event will receive one.

The two-day event begins on Sunday, September 9th with a sponsor lunch, followed by a practice round and a putting contest, and ends with the Miracle Worker Awards Dinner with celebrity honorees. The second day, Monday, September 10th, begins with breakfast, followed by the golf challenge, and ends with lunch.

“This VIP outing is our signature fundraiser. It’s a 2-day, 5-star event which promises to be filled with those extra touches to make all golfers and sponsors feel like a VIP,” said AJ Ali, Golf to End Cancer (G2EC) founder.

Caves Valley Golf Club is an exquisite club located in Owings Mills, Maryland, just north of Baltimore. Designed by nationally acclaimed golf course architect Tom Fazio, the privately-owned course is nestled upon nine hundred sixty-two acres of rolling hills, pastures, woods, and wetlands.

Golfers can register as individuals or as foursomes. Sponsorships are also still available, at various price ranges. For more information or to register online visit www.golftoendcancer.com/events.

“This is a great event that’s being held in my home state of Maryland and more importantly it’s for a great cause,” said Dana Clark, inventor of the Swedge and CEO of Avid Golf. “When AJ approached me I knew immediately that we wanted to be involved.”

About Golf to End Cancer
Golf to End Cancer (G2EC) is a program of Marathon of Miracles (MOM), a nonprofit which focuses on wellness and cancer prevention. Launched in 2011 at the PGA Fall Expo in Las Vegas, G2EC is a movement offering wellness and cancer prevention education to golfers through its web site (www.golftoendcancer.com) and at G2EC Wellness Day events. MOM and G2EC were founded by A.J. Ali and his wife Jane, a breast cancer survivor. The two hope to bring wellness and cancer prevention education into golf in order to reach business and community leaders who can reach the masses.

About the Swedge
A little over two years ago, Dana Clark signed up for a golf lesson with her good friend and teaching Instructor, Winnie Sewell, to learn to play golf. After a few short weeks of taking lessons, she found out that she suffered from what so many other golfers out there struggle with – the dreaded “chicken wing” or “flying elbow.” It’s a swing flaw that plagues many amateur golfers and is the reason most mid to high handicappers hook or slice the golf ball.

To fix the problem, Clark’s instructor showed her the trusted Towel Drill, where the golfer places a towel or a headcover under their arm in an effort to cure the “flying elbow” and keep them “connected” throughout their golf swing. At the top of the backswing, the towel should still be in place. Keeping the towel tucked under your arm creates more power, control and consistency. Golf instructors have been using this drill for years with much success.

Dana thought the drill was helpful but felt a little ridiculous making golf swings on the driving range with an old headcover tucked under her arm. She wondered why no one had developed a training aid that could work better and take the place of the golf towel or headcover that most people used.

After two years of research and development, Dana invented the Swedge swing training aid. The Swedge is a small, washable half-moon pillow covered with a durable nylon casing. It comes in three colors; black, red and blue and has a convenient clip that attaches right to your golf bag. It can be custom-logoed, even in small quantities for golf outings, promotions, gifts or tournaments prizes and is 100% Made in the USA. The Swedge is so effective and simple to use that it has everyone saying, “Why didn’t I think of that?”
The Swedge was first introduced at the 22nd Annual ING Spring Conference in May and walked away with the prestigious “Best Product” Award.

The Swedge helps focus your attention on keeping your arm in the proper position, correcting several swing flaws simultaneously. The Swedge will help you:

• Fix your hook or slice
• Keep you connected throughout your swing
• Improve your accuracy
• Increase your distance

Practice with the Swedge today and start playing better golf tomorrow!

The Swedge retails for $29.99 and is available at all 87 Golfsmith locations nationwide and online at www.golfsmith.com and www.avidgolfusa.com.

Media members interested in field testing the Swedge for an editorial review should contact Joe Wieczorek joe@themediagroupinc.com of The Media Group at (847) 956-9090.