Free golf week meant to get folks teed off

Free rounds are bound to attract people to the greens.

Fairwinds Golf Club is participating in the Take a Kid to the Course Week (July 7-13), where children under the age of 16 can golf for free when accompanied by a paying adult.

In addition to the free golf, Fairwinds Golf Club will also be offering kids a free basket of range balls when accompanied by a paying adult. Adult baskets must be purchased at the golf shop in order to get the free kids’ basket.

Developed by the National Golf Course Owners Association Canada to encourage families and juniors to take up the game of golf, this cross-Canada campaign is designed to illustrate how easy it is to improve both your score and your relationship with your children by bringing them out to the golf course.

“Golf provides kids with valuable life skills, such as perseverance, patience, and respect,” said Jeff Calderwood, CEO of the National Golf Course Owners Association of Canada, in a press release. “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.”

The National Golf Course Owners Association Canada is a not-for-profit trade association representing close to 1,300 members. A map featuring more than 620 Canadian participating courses is available at

Fairwinds has participated in the Take a Kid to the Course program since this program was introduced 12 years ago.

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