July marks Family Golf Month

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.Summer is a time to celebrate with family and Play Golf America encourages golfers to hit the course during Family Golf Month for a healthy and affordable way to spend quality time together.

Family Golf Month promotes golf as a fun, family recreation by providing structured, yet casual, opportunities for families to learn the game. Throughout July, PGA and LPGA professionals at participating facilities nationwide offer reduced or no cost activities for golfers of all ages and skill levels.

'Summer is a great time to get involved in the game of golf, because there are so many programs that focus on the benefits that golf has for everyone – from kids to grandparents,' said PGA of America president Allen Wronowski. 'With so many Family Golf Month events during July and throughout the summer, the game is more accessible and affordable than ever.'

Nearly 2,100 facilities are registered to host Family Golf Month events, including Family Golf Clinics and Play Days, Kids Play Free, Bring Your Kids to the Range, Take Your Daughter to the Course Week (July 4-10) and special junior rates, as well as a variety of other events and activities which can be found at PlayGolfAmerica.com. In addition, many facilities offer affordable programs – some even complimentary – for the entire family. Family Golf Month events are also being hosted on military golf courses as part of the PGA of America's relationship with and support of the U.S. Military.

Additional information:

-- PlayGolfAmerica.com:allows users to find and register at participating facilities in their area by searching their city or zip code.

-- Tee It Forward: encourages players to compete from tees best suited to their skill level

-- 'School of Golf' video: Host Martin Hall on introducing juniors to the game

-- Spotlight: Family friendly golf venues

-- Michael Breed: Advice for juniors

-- TopGolf: The traditional driving range concept gets a makeover

-- Billy Casper Golf initiatives