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Family Golf Clinic: Young Guns Share Time with the Shark

Courtesy of the Naples Daily News

NAPLES, Fla. — After a 6-under 66 in the first round of play in the Franklin Templeton Shootout, PGA Tour stars Rickie Fowler and Bud Cauley joined golfing legend Greg Norman at the driving range at Tiburón Golf Club for a family clinic.

Fowler and Cauley entertained the crowd, and Norman fielded questions from children in attendance.

"We have Rickie Fowler and Bud Cauley, two of the best swingers on the PGA Tour today," Norman said in an opening statement to the crowd.

Fowler and Cauley entertained a crowd of eager kids, hitting an array of shots that included a shot by Fowler that blasted through a Naples Daily News sign.

Friendly competition broke out between Fowler and Cauley, who hit two balls stacked on one another, and then two balls at a time.

Norman then fielded questions from the dozens of children in attendance. Questions ranged from Norman's favorite animal to if Norman has ever played with Ben Hogan, which got a laugh from the Shootout host.

After the kids were done asking questions, the Shark opened the floor to the adults watching. The adults asked more serious questions about the state of the game today and the changes that are coming, including the ban on anchored putters.

Norman then introduced Michael Zeigler, a six-time Remax world long drive finalist. Zeigler entertained with trick shots and even slammed a 350-yard drive with a 150 mph swing, compared to Fowler's club speed at 115 mph.

After the clinic, Fowler signed autographs for fans.

 

About Franklin Templeton Investments
Franklin Resources, Inc. [NYSE:BEN] is a global investment management organization operating as Franklin Templeton Investments. Franklin Templeton Investments provides global and domestic investment management to retail, institutional and sovereign wealth clients in over 150 countries. Through specialized teams, the Company has expertise across all asset classes—including equity, fixed income, alternative and custom solutions. The Company’s more than 600 investment professionals are supported by its integrated, worldwide team of risk management professionals and global trading desk network. With offices in 35 countries, the California–based company has more than 65 years of investment experience and approximately $898 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2014. For more information, please visit franklintempleton.com.
About The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
The AAA Five Diamond, Forbes Four Star Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples is renowned for its exceptional personalized service, inventive cuisine and luxurious accommodations, with panoramic views of the adjacent Greg Norman-designed Tiburón Golf Club. The 295-room Mediterranean-style resort, ranked as one of the top hotels in the U.S. by U.S. New & World Report (2014), is home to a pair of 18-hole signature Greg Norman golf courses at Tiburón and is the location to the annual PGA TOUR's Franklin Templeton Shootout, hosted in December and the LPGA's CME Group Tour Championship event, held in November. The Tiburón Golf Course complex is complete with the with the PGA TOURAcademy, recognized as one of the top academies in the country and the TaylorMade Performance Lab which unites the golfer and fitter with advanced technology to create the ultimate club fitting experience. January 4, 2012, marked the 10th anniversary of The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples.
About Greg Norman Production Company
The Greg Norman Production Company (GNPC), a subsidiary of Great White Shark Enterprises, is a full service sports marketing company devoted to providing its clients with turn-key event management and consulting services. GNPC is proud to operate three PGA TOUR-sanctioned events, including the Franklin Templeton Shootout, and a variety of corporate and special events. GNPC prides itself on producing events and marketing initiatives that not only reflect the discerning standards of its namesake, but of its clients as well.

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Lee Patterson
Franklin Templeton Shootout
704-553-4790
lee.patterson@gwse.com

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