Friday, July 6

July Is Family Golf Month

 By PGA of America

PGA AND LPGA PROFESSIONALS NATIONWIDE are celebrating Family Golf Month this July by making it easier than ever for families to learn and enjoy the game of golf together. Throughout July and the rest of the summer, nearly 2,200 participating courses nationwide will offer a variety of programs designed for families to learn and play golf together for no cost or for an affordable rate.

Some of the programs being offered include Family Golf Clinics, Family Play Days, Get Golf Ready for Families, Kids Play Free programs, family-friendly and TEE IT FORWARD course setups, free use of junior clubs and Bring Your Kids to the Range, to name a few.

During the week of July 9-15, the PGA of America will team up with the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) to promote Take Your Daughter to the Course Week, a program designed to promote overall participation in golf, especially among girls and their families. Participating facilities offer at least one complimentary instructional clinic and free green fees to juniors accompanied by a paying adult.

“This July could be our biggest Family Golf Month ever, based on the number of courses participating and the variety of programs available for golfers of every age and experience level,” said PGA of America President Allen Wronowski.

“Family Golf Month is a great way to improve the health and fellowship of the whole family, and it hopefully will encourage the next generation of golfers to take up a game they will enjoy for a lifetime.”

To find local family and junior golf programs, visit PlayGolfAmerica.com.

5 comments :

Bobby Talada said...

This is a great program. It really does help you and your family to get out doors, connect with one anther, and also get some good exercise.

Golfzoo said...

Good times! You can go out now and have golf with the rest of the family members.

Jeremy said...

How do you know if your local course is on the list of locations supporting these programs? It is tough to get out on the course with kids, and it definately slows up your round of golf. I would hate to take my son out for a round and have a marshal complaining to me about our pace of play.

Jeremy Scott
jscott@handicapforgolf.com
www.handicapforgolf.com

The Armchair Golfer said...

Jeremy: I'd just call your local course and ask. If they're supporting the programs, then I expect they would have helpful suggestions about the best times to get on the course with your son.

Jeremy said...

Armchair-Golfer: Thanks for the reply. In these digital days, I love the convenience of being able to source information online. But I suppose every now and then we must have contact with another human. I will follow your suggestion and give them a call.

Jeremy Scott
jscott@handicapforgolf.com
www.handicapforgolf.com