Inexpensive Fun Scores Hole In One

Monday, May 5th 2008, 6:42 pm
By: News On 6

"We like to come out here. It's one of the cheapest places to play golf in Tulsa," said golfer Randall Smith.

That statement has never been truer at O'Brien Park. The Fees have been lowered at the three-hole training facility making it easier and cheaper than ever to get in the game.

"One of the reasons for the promotion now, is because we feel like we have a real jewel here that most of Tulsa has not discovered and we want to introduce it to the community," said Rick Barnett, Park Maintenance Superintendant with Tulsa County Parks.

With a new combo fee of just $5, you've got your green fee, range token and pull cart rental taken care of. So, why are the prices dropping now?

"Because of the summer time to get people more outdoors; because we have the kids that are sitting in front of videos and sitting in front of TV's and to get them outdoors and get them more activity," said Patricia Ward, Recreational Superintendant with Tulsa County Parks.

"One of the great things we experience here is we see a lot of father/son or mother/daughter experiences where they come out and play in an environment that's not intimidating for the children, or even the parent that doesn't play exceedingly well," said Barnett.

Speaking of not playing well, I tried to hit a few while at the course. It's harder than it looks! If you need a lesson, group programs are free and a private lesson is just $25.

"In addition to having free programs for children, we also offer group clinics free for adults, both men and women separately. They need to call the golf shop to join those scheduled events," said Barnett.

If there's one thing we learned today, it's this training facility is definitely a hole in one.

Events at O'Brien Golf Training Center:

Tuesdays: Ladies Night 5-7 p.m. Free Instruction
Wednesdays: Guys Night 5-7 p.m. Free instruction
Thursdays: Instruction Night 5-7 p.m. Free instruction
Fridays: Private Lessons, Pre-scheduled Times $25 for 45 minutes

O'Brien Park is located at 6201 North Lewis, Tulsa Ok 74130. For more information click here or call 918.591.6047.