NATIONAL GOLF MONTH
During National Golf Month in August, golfers are encouraged to share their experience and bring new golfers to the greens.
August is the time when courses offer discounts and when the driving ranges become a flurry of activity. Drivers and practice greens get a workout while during the height of the golfing season.
The modern game of golf may have originated in 15th century Scotland, but it has a solid hold in the United States and around the world. The oldest tournament takes place in Ayrshire, Scotland at Prestwick Golf Club.
Whether played as a team sport or individual, National Golf Month challenges us to take the time to show someone new to the sport everything they need to know to get started. Whether it’s just addressing the tee or putting or picking the right club, every new golfer needs someone to guide them along the way.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Be a mentor to a new golfer. Introduce them to the fairway and the hazards. Help them keep score and don’t be too rough. They might be a little green, but at the end of the month, they might just be on par! Use #NationalGolfMonth to share on social media.
The Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA) founded National Golf Month in 1993 promoting the sport as family accessible and open to all ages, genders and skill levels. The celebration grew out of their charity event, National Golf Day, which takes place on a different day every year.