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Release: Feb. 26, 2003

Two Former UI Coaches Host Iowa Voyagers Golf School Trip

Former UI men's basketball coach, Tom Davis, and former women's golf coach, Diane Thomason, will accompany travelers this spring on a trip offered by the University of Iowa Alumni Association's Iowa Voyagers travel program.

Registration is now under way for the Alumni Golf School trip May 24-29 at the Ben Sutton Gulf School in Sun City Center, Fla. The 50-acre school is dedicated solely to instruction and learning. The trip is open to everyone, and you need not be a UI graduate to participate.

Golfers of all abilities will have the opportunity to improve their game by working with the pros at the school. With more than 300 years of combined teaching experience, the LPGA and PGA Class A teaching professionals will work with the students using every club in the bag.

Students will receive five days of instruction under actual playing conditions and situations. Instruction takes place in small groups with emphasis on the short game. Time is spent on course management, sound shot decisions, and rules interpretation. Each student's swing will be diagnosed with high-tech equipment to determine the best approach for learning.

Tour packages include accommodations, all meals, daily cocktail reception, green fees, and cart fees for unlimited golf on the 27-hole golf course adjacent to the school.

Non-golfing companions are welcome to take advantage of the club's other activities, including swimming, tennis, a spa and fitness center, or travel to nearby Tampa for a full range of attractions.

For further information or to request a brochure, please contact Diane Baker, director of alumni travel, at (319) 335-3293 or

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACT: Diane Baker, director of alumni travel, at (319) 335-3293 or George McCrory, University of Iowa News Services 319-384-0012, Josh Rosenthal

OTHER INFORMATION: See the UI Alumni Association's Iowa Voyagers Web site at