Golfzilla makes its debut May 12 at the City of Omaha golf division’s annual open house at Johnny Goodman Golf Course, 6111 S. 99th St.
Golfzilla is a 20-foot-high inflatable at which children can hit birdie balls to win prizes. Bob Baber, the city’s golf manager, said Golfzilla will appear throughout the season at junior golf events and at various Parks and Recreation Kids Club sites.
The 1 to 3 p.m. open house will be an opportunity for golfers to meet Peter Hagen, Goodman’s new head golf professional. There will be free lessons conducted by the city’s PGA professionals and free meals of a hot dog, chips and soft drink.
Representatives of the Omaha Public Golfers Association and the First Tee youth program will be on hand, and the city will have information about its events and programs for the season.
CEOs to attend Nebraska Golf Day
Two of the golf industry’s national CEOs are scheduled to attend the third annual Nebraska Golf Day on Friday at Wilderness Ridge in Lincoln — Joe Steranka of the PGA of America and Rhett Evans of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.
Nebraska Golf Day is a promotion to demonstrate the economic, human and environmental benefits of golf. The hourlong speakers’ program begins at 10:15 a.m.
High schoolers chosen for PGA academy
Matthew Unruh of Lincoln and Aisha Yapp of Omaha will represent the Nebraska PGA section at the 2012 Ryder Cup Junior Golf Academy in July at the PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Unruh plays for Lincoln East’s boys and Yapp for Brownell-Talbot’s girls.
>> The Pines Country Club in Valley has its Ladies Open Scramble on July 28. The date was incorrect in Saturday’s list of 2012 tournaments.