|The PGA of America and NGCOA Partner to Promote Take Your Daughter to the Course Week, July 9-15|
|More than 1,000 facilities nationwide are participating in Take Your Daughter to the Course Week. The program encourages young women and families to come together for golf.|
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – The PGA of America and the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) are encouraging everyone to introduce daughters, granddaughters and nieces to the game of golf during Take Your Daughter to the Course Week, July 9-15. More than 1,000 participating facilities across the country will offer free green fees to girls accompanied by a paying adult, with many facilities also offering free clinics for young ladies.
Designed to promote overall participation in golf, especially among girls and their families, Take Your Daughter to the Course Week is one of many Family Golf Month programs held in July. Family Golf Month provides a structured, yet casual, opportunity for families to learn the game of golf and spend uninterrupted quality time together. More than 2,200 facilities are participating in Family Golf Month activities throughout the country.
"Take Your Daughter to the Course Week has become a Family Golf Month staple," said Anne Lyndrup, NGCOA Director of Player Development. "The week-long program helps introduce young women to the game of golf while also promoting Family Golf Month's mission of family togetherness.
"Given the number of facilities registered to participate in Take Your Daughter to the Course Week, we hope to see more young women interested in the game and more families enjoying time together on the golf course," added Lyndrup.
Tina Maiorino, Managing Member of the Nippo Lake Golf Club in Barrington, N.H., has supported Take Your Daughter to the Course Week since its inception through advertising and hosting clinics taught by PGA Professional Rick Rogers, who has been with Nippo Lake for 24 years. Along with the free golf instruction, Maiorino makes her event even more fun by providing goody bags for the participants.
"I strongly believe that this program helps introduce girls to the game of golf," said Maiorino. "Programs for women and juniors are so important; we see women who previously never picked up a club or never knew anything about the game now playing in leagues. They're confident, they score well, and they have fun."
Maiorino stresses the importance of providing free family programs. She partners with her members, employees and many area businesses to host Take Your Child to the Course Week in June, which allows juniors (six-to-17) to play nine holes of golf from the U.S. Kid's Tees and children under six-years old to receive instruction from volunteers on the putting green and driving range facility. A barbecue is provided all afternoon for the families with food donated by area businesses. This program drives attendance to her Take Your Daughter to the Course Week event held in July.
For more information on Play Golf America, Take Your Daughter to the Course Week, or any other Family Golf Month activity, visit PlayGolfAmerica.com. The site allows users to find and register at participating facilities in their area by searching their city or zip code.
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