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HudsonValley To Offer New Golf Class with Acclaimed Author & Golf Pro Rothenberg

CONTACT: Lisa Roche (518) 629-8063 or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, December 20, 2000

Beginning in January 2001, the Community Education Office at Hudson Valley Community College is proud to offer Fundamentals of Golf. The course will be taught by James Rothenberg, PGA Professional at Winding Brook Country Club in Valatie and author of the critically acclaimed book, The Skeptical Golfer.

Two sessions will be held. The first four-week class will be held on Wednesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 17 and running through Feb. 7. The second session begins on Feb. 15 and runs through March 3 on Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the HRC Gym in the Hy Rosenblum Building located at the corner of Morrison Ave. and Vandenburgh Ave., Troy. For more information, call 629-7339.

Players of all abilities are encouraged to enroll. A spontaneous, give-and-take atmosphere exists in the class with the emphasis always on individual instruction. Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and athletic or rubber-soled shoes should be worn. Bring a #5 iron to class.

James S. Rothenberg was born in 1939 in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Miami Beach, Florida, watching golf legends like Sam Snead, Lloyd Mangrum and Arnold Palmer play. He has been a member of the PGA since 1968. His articles have appeared in USGA Golf Journal, PGA Magazine, and other publications.

Lorne Rubenstein, Contributing Writer at Senior Golfer, has written, "We need [people] who are not afraid to stand up and speak their minds. One such person is James Rothenberg… [Rothenberg] usually says no to accepted wisdom, and asks his students thought-provoking questions. Rothenberg's book… has me, like most of his followers, thinking about the swing."

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.