SOURCE: The PGA of America

The PGA of America

June 27, 2012 13:11 ET

Family Golf Month Offers Many Ways for Families to Enjoy the Game Together

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL--(Marketwire - Jun 27, 2012) - 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. Consumers can visit to find local family and junior golf programs.

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 teams 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. "Golf is a game that families can play together and we want to make it easy for the entire family to come to the course and enjoy a fun, healthy activity without breaking the bank."

Many of the programs offered are free, but those with a cost are still affordable. When the added benefit of exercise and camaraderie for the whole family is included, a day at the golf course is invaluable and is the perfect summer solution.

"Golf teaches important lessons like discipline, honesty, sportsmanship and etiquette, and having parents on the course with young golfers only increases the chance that those lessons are taken to heart," added 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."

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