Golf is unique in that everyone can play the game together on a fairly level playing field. You are not likely to play on your kids’ soccer teams, but you can play golf with them and not simply watch from the sidelines. This experience sets golf apart from most other sports because it provides such valuable family time in some of the most amazing environments. It promotes a healthy, active lifestyle to which people of any age can relate.
Beginning July 4, everyone will have the perfect opportunity to experience all that golf has to offer through the NGCOA Canada’s Take A Kid To The Course program. Participating courses will offer a free green fee to kids under-16 with the purchase of an adult green fee. Courses across the nation have adopted the program and with key changes this year, the golfing community will have more opportunities to experience the game. New in 2016, golf facilities have the option to offer the promotion past the program’s traditional week and provide extra days and times as they see fit. Keep checking participating courses’ websites for more information. Also new this year are amazing prizes from TaylorMade Canada and Melia Resorts and Hotels. Instead of a single grand prize nationwide, every chapter will see two grand prize winners – meaning people that participate in B.C. will have the chance to win an all-inclusive Cuba vacation package courtesy Melia Resorts and a golf club package courtesy TaylorMade Canada.
With these exciting changes and close to 700 golf courses participating nationwide, it promises to be a busy year. Now in its 14th year with major support from Coca-Cola, Take a Kid to the Course has provided great golf experiences for over 335,000 youth across Canada. The program provides an excellent opportunity to help create and build family habits and to enjoy the sport together.
For more information on participating courses, contests and prizes, visit www.kidsgolffree.ca.