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Aug 2, 2021

9 Ways to Celebrate National Golf Month

Did you know that August is National Golf Month? It’s the perfect time to challenge yourself and either show someone new to the sport or even start for the first time yourself! Whether you’re planning to hit the green with your coworkers or working on your short shots in the backyard, there are plenty of ways to celebrate this month while also improving your golf game! Continue reading to learn more!


1. Hit the Driving Range

One of the simplest things you can do to celebrate National Golf Month is hitting the range. Why not pop over on your lunch break or for a casual afternoon with some coworkers or friends? Not only can it be a great stress reliever, but it’s a good way to perfect your swing before taking on the course.


2. Take Golf Lessons

If you are learning to play for the first time or just looking to improve your skills, taking golf lessons is a great place to start. Even pro golfers admit taking lessons helps to keep their skills sharp. There are many golf courses across the state of New York that offer lessons no matter your skill level. Not only can you improve your game, but it’s also a great way to socialize and meet new people. Not ready for a one-on-one lesson?  Online videos and mobile apps are also great alternatives.


3. Register for a Local Charity Tournament

Looking for a fun way to give back while hitting the links? Charity golf tournaments take place all summer long throughout New York State and no matter the cause, playing a beloved sport is a great way to give back.


4. Plan a Trip

A weekend or summer trip can be a fun way to relax and enjoy some down time with loved ones. There are so many opportunities within New York State and these could easily include a pit stop at a golf course or camping at a site that has its own. Experiencing the game of golf in a new environment can also help you improve your skills!


5. Invest in a Golf Cart

If you are an avid golfer, the cost of repeatedly having to rent a golf cart can start to add up. Investing in your own golf cart can save you money in the long run. However, if you’re someone who only goes golfing a few times a season, this may not be the best option for you. If you are in the process of purchasing a golf cart, it’s important to consider how that purchase may impact your insurance. For more information, check out this link.  


6. Try Mini Golfing

If a long golf game doesn’t appeal to you right away, you might consider giving mini golf a go! If you are already someone who enjoys golfing, playing mini golf can be a great way to practice your short game shots. Mini Golf can be a fun, family- friendly activity for all ages!


7. Maintain Your Equipment

It’s important to remember that regularly maintaining your golf equipment will lengthen its life and ultimately save you money.  This can include anything from golf cart maintenance, to regripping clubs, to decluttering your golf bag.


8. Complete a Par-3 Course

Another way to improve your short game is by completing a Par-3 course.

For those are not already aware, a"par-3 course" is a golf course that consists only of par-3 holes. Par-3 holes are holes that the golfer is expected to need only three strokes to finish: one stroke to get the ball on the green, followed by two putts.

Don’t forget to pack a couple clubs before hitting the course after work. Not only will you be supporting the course, but you then get to spend a few hours relaxing while you practice!


9. Create Your Own Backyard Green

If you’re not in the mood to go anywhere, you might consider setting up your very own DIY backyard green to practice at home! When choosing a location be sure that you aren’t too close to the road, or other houses. Pro tip: You’ll want to avoid setting up your DIY green in an area that often floods as you will have to upkeep your lawn regularly.


August is the perfect time for summer fun, and we know that safety is a top priority.

If you’re planning a party this season, click the link below for tips on keeping your guests safe.