KVB: ‘Take your daughter to the course’

The Kaua‘i Visitors Bureau’s “Take Your Daughter to the Course Week” started on Monday and will end on Sunday.

Six golf courses around the island will be offering free clinics, lessons or rounds of golf to girls and young ladies, with a paying adult throughout the week.

This opportunity is part of an initiative by “Play Golf America” and the National Golf Course Owners Association. Since the program began nine years ago, hundreds of thousands of girls and families have participated nationwide. July is designated as Family Golf Month by the PGA of America.

“Interest in golf among girls and women has increased greatly in recent years,” said KVB Executive Director, Sue Kanoho in a release. “This is a great way to sustain that momentum and give them additional opportunities to enjoy the game.”

Following is what each of the aforementioned Kaua‘i courses offer during “Take Your Daughter to the Course Week:”

• Kaua‘i Lagoons Golf Club

Free clinics for girls age 6 to 17: Monday: Putting; Tuesday: Chipping, Wednesday: Rules and Etiquette; Thursday: Full-swing. The golf club is also offering daughters to play free with a paying adult during the entire week (and free for all juniors with a paying adult after 3 p.m. on an ongoing basis).

• Po‘ipu Bay Golf Course

Free golf for girls ages 6 to 17 with one full paying adult (one junior per adult). This special offer is part of Po‘ipu Bay’s Summer Fun Golf Promo and will end July 31.

• Princeville, Makai Course

Young ladies 7 to 17 years old will receive complimentary green fees with a paying adult at Makai Course.

• Puakea Golf Course

Girls and young ladies age 18 and under play the course free when accompanied by a paying adult. Also, a free clinic is being offered on Sat., July 20 to girls 18 and under (and whomever they bring with them). The clinic includes two segments: 1) Putting: More One-Putts and Less Three-Putts (10 to 10:45 a.m.) and Tee Shots: Longer and Straighter (10:45 to 11:30 a.m.). There will be a contest at the end of each clinic segment with prizes for the winners.

• Princeville, Prince Course

Young ladies 7 to 17 years old receive complimentary green fees with a paying adult.

• Kiahuna Golf Club

Kiahuna is offering girls 17 and under to play free with a paying adult and a free 15-minute lesson with a PGA staff member (reservation required).

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