National Golf Month
August is National Golf Month and is a great time for Families to enjoy a few rounds of golf together. If you would like to play golf while enjoying well-maintained golf courses and good service, this is a great opportunity for you to check out the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) golf courses.
Golf serves as more than just a sport for Family and MWR’s leisure programs. Golf is a sport for all ages, meaning it can engage an entire Family, and be a great Family activity that everybody can enjoy together. It also provides a productive and enjoyable way for Soldiers, their Families, civilians and retirees to maintain physical fitness while enjoying themselves, which is a vital part of Army and post-Army life. These are just a few of the reasons why MWR promotes golf and maintains golf courses.
Family and MWR operates around fifty different golf courses of all different sized (between 9 and 36 hole courses) for golfers with a wide range of skill levels. These installations are located all around the globe, in places such as the Continental U.S. (CONUS), Hawaii, and Alaska, but also outside of the country in places like Japan, Korea, and various countries in Europe. Each location also offers more than just a well-maintained course; various products and services any golfer might need are kept available at each course, and each also hosts a number of programs, some of which focus on family participation and making the sport accessible, others of which are more competitive tournaments.
During National Golf Month, many of the Army golf courses will be offering free clinics; some do on a monthly basis, which can be signed up for at the MWR Pro Shop of your local Army golf course. These clinics and other lessons offered by the MWR golf courses are a great opportunity for you to learn the game of golf, even if you've never played before. For more information visit your local MWR.