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June is “Family Golf Day” at GolfBC

4th June, 2009
The GolfBC Group, a Canadian leader in player development in the golf industry, announces the return of its successful “Family Golf Day” this June at its British Columbia courses.

Family Golf Day at GolfBCAs part of GolfBC's continuing commitment to growing the game of golf among players of all ages and abilities, “Family Golf Day” provides families with opportunities to have fun and learn together in an open and relaxed environment. Last year more than 200 golfers participated in the launch of “Family Golf Day.” Once again this year, kids and accompanying adults visiting any of GolfBC's British Columbia courses on a set date in June (varies by location) can participate in golf clinics and fun competitions along with a round of golf or a few practice holes. Every participating child will receive a tee gift and free beverage courtesy of co-sponsor Pepsi Bottling Group.

GolfBC courses participating in “Family Golf Day” are: Nicklaus North in Whistler (June 7); Mayfair Lakes in Richmond (June 14), Furry Creek near Lion's Bay (June 28); The Okanagan Golf Club (The Bear and The Quail) in Kelowna (June 28); The Pinnacle at Gallagher’s Canyon in Kelowna (June 27); Arbutus Ridge in Cobble Hill (June 7) and Olympic View in Victoria (June 21). For more information on “Family Golf Day” times, rates and activities, visit www.gbcgolfacademy.com or call the golf courses at 1-800-i-GolfBC.

“Family Golf Day is a great way to bring families together through golf. We're excited to bring Family Golf Day back for a second year and delighted to have Pepsi Bottling Group returning as a co-sponsor. We hope to build on last year's success by introducing even more B.C. youngsters to the great game of golf,” said Andy Hedley, vice president of golf operations for GolfBC. “Whether you and your kids have played before or are complete beginners, Family Golf Day is the perfect opportunity to improve your skills and knowledge with the GBC Golf Academy's qualified, award-winning instructors,” he said.

Along with programs like “Kids Play Free at GolfBC”, “Free Lesson Month”, “Take-a-kid to the Course Week”, and beginner-friendly certification, “Family Golf Day” is just one part of GolfBC's mission to grow the game, said Rita Rennie, GolfBC Marketing Manager. “GolfBC is committed to providing enjoyable opportunities for kids and families of all abilities to get out there and experience the game,” she said.

Since 1989, Vancouver-based GolfBC has been creating premium golf destinations and master-planned golf communities in British Columbia. As a golf and resort management and investment company, GolfBC is defining a higher standard of quality and consistency among premier golf destinations. In addition to its nine British Columbia courses, GolfBC also owns three in Maui, Hawaii: the Gold, Emerald and Old Blue courses at Wailea Golf Resort.