Not that any avid golfer needs a reason to go whack and hack at his or her favorite course, but here’s a great reason to bring the rest of the family along. Play Golf America, the Golf Channel and a host of others are promoting July as Family Golf Month.
So what exactly does that mean? Well, the whole purpose of FGM is to promote and grow the game of golf by creating an environment that is fun to learn the game in. Let’s face it, golf is a tough game (par is victory for most players) and can be a bit intimidating. My first time out, I felt like I was constantly in the way of other golfers, playing god-awful, not to mention, all the unspoken rules I managed to break. Looking back, it’s a wonder I stayed with it.
Family Golf takes that intimidation factor away and creates a casual, yet structured way to learn the game and, as the name suggests, caters to the needs of families and young golfers.
Nationally, there’s nearly 2,100 facilities participating in Family Golf Month. Locally, here in Chicago, one of the biggest and long-time supporters of Family Golf is Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont, Illinois. The Jemsek family understands the importance of growing the game and their customer base. Cog Hill always delivers a first class golf experience, and their work with Family Golf Month is no exception.
For more information on Family Golf Month and the other great family golf promotions, visit Cog Hill Golf and Country Club.
Now, go grab the kids and the spouse and hit the links!