700 golf courses participating in Take A Kid To The Course

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(Golf Canada)

Kids across the county are getting treated to some free golf this summer through an initiative from the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) Canada.

Starting July 3, 700 Canadian golf courses will offer free golf to junior golfers under the age of 16 during the Take A Kid To The Course program.

Not only does the program promote the game of golf at the grassroots level, but it promotes something much more valuable: family time.

“Golf provides kids with valuable life skills, such as perseverance, patience, and respect,” states Jeff Calderwood, CEO of the National Golf Course Owners Association Canada. “They will enjoy quality time with family and friends and experience an activity that takes them away from the computer and into the great outdoors.”

Along with providing junior golfers with free green fees, many of the clubs participating in the event offer free range balls, junior lessons and many other specials.

The program is entering its 16th season, during which it has allowed over 350,000 golfers an opportunity to golf for free.

For more information on the event and a complete list of participating courses visit kidsplaygolf.ca