Competing in Golf Tournaments: How to Determine If You’re Ready for Tournament Play

So you’ve been spending a lot of time at the golf course working on your swing, your short game, and putting. While at the course, you see start to take notice of the signs in the pro-shops advertising weekend tournaments and it now has you wondering whether you’re ready to begin competing in those tournaments. 

 

Well, there is no true way of knowing if your game is “tournament ready” without first going out and giving it a try. But there is a checklist (below) that you can go through and help analyze if you’re ready to win some glory (and possibly some tournament prizes!)

 

You’re Able to Limit Your Three Putts

 

One of the biggest differences in tournament golf, compared to just friendly practice rounds, is that you must make every putt. In other words, there are no “gimmies” in tournament play. Putting in general is one of the most important aspects of tournament play and is what separates the best players from the rest of the pack. Those that can limit their three-putts in a round can usually find themselves posting good rounds. If you’re struggling with your putter, you might want to dial it in before taking your game to the competitive level.

 

Do You Get Nervous On the First Tee?

 

The first tee shot is one of the most commonly nerve-wracking shots for amateur golfers. Not only is it the official start to your round, but the first tee is usually in place near the clubhouse where other golfers will be watching you. If the thought of that makes your hand sweat or you commonly find yourself taking a mulligan off the first tee, you might want to think twice about entering a tournament, for now. While there will always be nerves on the first tee of tournaments, you can help address this by finding ways to create high-stress practice situations on the range.

 

Do You Have an Official Handicap?

 

Most tournaments will require an official/certified handicap in order to compete and/or correctly rank you into a flight. A handicap is essentially your “average” over par for each round. The minimum requirement to create a handicap is logging your score for five consecutive rounds. So definitely figure out your handicap before entering a tournament.

 

Are Your Scores (Fairly) Consistent?

 

Speaking of handicaps, do you score roughly the same range when you play (i.e., 80-85; 90-93, etc...). Everybody has blow-up rounds from time to time, but if you’re able to stay pretty consistent with your scoring, that’s usually a good sign that you can compete well in most tournaments. In the least, it provides you with a good gauge to see how tournament play affects your style of golf and overall scores.

 

Are You Ready to Go Outside of Your Comfort Zone?

 

If you’re ready to try something new and want to take your golf game to the next level, then it’s time to go ahead and give it a shot (as long as you feel comfortable with the other four items on this list). Hopefully you book tee times as often as possible, and practice, but tournaments are obviously, another level. It will be different, but I’m confident that you will love playing in tournaments. It brings out a great competitive streak that often keeps you focused for an entire round, which can be a really fun feeling. So go out and compete and enjoy yourselves. Best of luck!

 

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For over 18 years, GGGolf has been the go-to software for golf clubs around the country, offering a wide range of options to respond to the different business needs of golf clubs. GGGolf is dedicated to constantly updating its software for all of its customers while making sure the golf clubs are well taken care of.

When it comes to booking a tee time for your golfing needs, GGGolf has the perfect platform in the Minutegolf portal -- your reference for golf bookings, tee times, discounts and golf packages!

Find a Tee Time online today, or download the MinuteGolf app on iOS or Google Play. If you are in need of anything for your golf club, please reach out to GGGolf at 450-641-4241 or send a quick email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Golf Château-Bromont Is Worth The Trip

 

Spring arrived fairly late this year in the Quebec region, but the good news is, summer is here and golf season is at its peak! While many of us golfers are creatures of habit, and may stick to certain courses near us, it’s worth taking a little trip to try new courses. After all, one way of getting better at golf is to try different courses and keep challenging yourself. Quebec is full of diverse courses and whether you’re looking for a course full of bodies of water or you prefer a heavily forested course, you can find what you’re looking for. The common theme that all golfers want from their course of choice is quality, which is what Golf Château-Bromont offers. 

 

The Course

 

Golf Chateau Bromont

 

If you’re from the metropolitan area, you’re in luck as the course is only a 45 minute drive from the Montreal area. Château-Bromont offers more than golf, as its quaint setting in the Eastern Townships gives you the opportunity to stay at their hotel, relax at the spa or book special events. However, its championship style golf course is the true eye candy of the land.

 

Château-Bromont is a certified championship course, designed by renowned architects Howard Watson and Graham Cook. Its spectacular setting attracts golfers from all over, and the course is very welcoming to golfers of all levels. With five tee markers on every hole, you can challenge yourself accordingly. The par 72 course ranges from a total of 5,132 yards playing from the red and green tees, to 6,687 yards from the gold tee markers. 

 

If you want to book a tee time and not rush back home, the Château-Bromont will ensure you’re comfortable extending your stay, as they offer a variety of golf packages, which include an overnight stay with your golf round, as well as meals and even wine tastings at nearby vineyards. All of a sudden, your one tee time can be turned into an entire weekend!

 

Pro Shop & Lessons

 

Dave Levesque bromont

 

We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention Château-Bromont’s golf boutique as well as the high quality of the lessons they offer. Whether you need to rent a golf cart or equipment, they’ll take care of you. If you want to make sure you play the best round you possibly can, Château-Bromont has one of the best pro instructors in the province. Dave Lévesque is a former PGA Championship of Canada winner and adapts his lessons to accommodate your skill level. Choose from a variety of lesson packages, whether you want a quick refresher or a full 18-hole experience with a real pro!



Tee Times

 

Golf Chateau Bromont

 

Much like GGGolf, the course delivers in both quality and service. After hearing everything the course has to offer, you’re probably getting in the mood for some golf. Well, that’s not a problem! Booking tee times at the beautiful Château-Bromont is very simple, thanks to the minutegolf.ca portal. On top of that, for a course of this quality, playing on it is still friendly to your wallet. Be sure to keep an eye out for deals on tee times when you book through minutegolf. 

 

Are you in the mood for a round of golf yet? It’s time to enjoy the summer and give yourself a nice golf getaway to the Eastern Townships. 

 

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For over 18 years, GGGolf has been the go-to software for golf clubs around the country, offering a wide range of options to respond to the different business needs of golf clubs. GGGolf is dedicated to constantly updating its software for all of its customers while making sure the golf clubs are well taken care of.

When it comes to booking a tee time for your golfing needs, GGGolf has the perfect platform in the Minutegolf portal -- your reference for golf bookings, tee times, discounts and golf packages!

Find a Tee Time online today, or download the MinuteGolf app on iOS or Google Play. If you are in need of anything for your golf club, please reach out to GGGolf at 450-641-4241 or send a quick email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Eco-Friendly: Five Ways Golf Courses Can Go Greener

Golf courses are some of the most beautiful, serene, and luscious landscapes available in most communities. It’s the reason why so many people pay big bucks to live in houses that overlook a course’s beautiful green fairways and calm lakes. But golf courses are a source of a lot of water, pesticides, and energy usage. However, there are ways in which golf courses can set a good example as far as affecting the environment.

 

The three simple buzzwords for implementing a basic green friendly plan are “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.” Following those three concepts can bring a golf course a long way in becoming more environmentally friendly. Below are five sustainable ideas that incorporate those three basic concepts in relation to a golf course.

 

Composting (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)

 

A staple of many eco-friendly business plans is to find a way to turn waste into a sustainable source and one of the easiest ways to start is to create a compost. Compost is a process that recycles organic waste (such as leftover food) and ultimately produces a soil conditioner that is rich in nutrients. By setting up a compost for the trash that is produced in the golf course restaurant and then using that composted soil as fertilizer, a golf course would already be off to a solid start in going greener. 

 

Solar Energy (Reduce & Reuse)

 

Solar energy is a very clean source of energy and is generally abundant in most areas of a golf course. By implementing solar panels on the clubhouse and golf cart barn, they could re-charge their electric golf carts via cleaner energy. Another, more radical, idea is to implement solar panels on each of the golf carts themselves, which would be very innovative.

 

Less Water Usage (“Reduce”)

 

This is the holy grail for sustainability within golf courses, but is also one of the hardest to implement as golf courses require a lot of water to function. Many golf courses have addressed the water usage issues by making the common areas (i.e., the areas of the course that aren’t meant to be played on) mulch, rock, or dirt. Not only does this cut down on water usage, but it can also create beautiful landscaping opportunities. As far as the bottom line, it can also save the golf course a ton of money.

 

While we’re on the subject of water, you may have noticed some clubs have stopped selling disposable water bottles, as more and more businesses aim to reduce the use of plastic. For you as a golfer, you could help by getting into the habit of bringing your own reusable bottle. 

 

Improve Water Irrigation (“Reuse”)

 

If a course is unable to cut down on their overall water usage, then it should at least attempt at trying to install a recycled water irrigation system. A water recycling system for irrigation would help ensure that there is cleaner water and cleaner run-off (assuming they are also implementing organic fertilizers) emptying back into the water features on the course that is then recycled back into the irrigation system.

 

Course Recycling Program (“Recycle”)

 

Let’s finish this piece with going back to the roots of going greener and that is by implementing better course-wide recycling programs. This can be done by providing more recycling containers and instructions on what items are to be recycled and what is not. Get your employees engaged by offering gift cards or rewards for the staff department (i.e., pro-shop; kitchen staff; maintenance) that recycle the most/best.

 

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For over 18 years, GGGolf has been the go-to software for golf clubs around the country, offering a wide range of options to respond to the different business needs of golf clubs. GGGolf is dedicated to constantly updating its software for all of its customers while making sure the golf clubs are well taken care of.

When it comes to booking a tee time for your golfing needs, GGGolf has the perfect platform in the Minutegolf portal -- your reference for golf bookings, tee times, discounts and golf packages!

Find a Tee Time online today, or download the MinuteGolf app on iOS or Google Play. If you are in need of anything for your golf club, please reach out to GGGolf at 450-641-4241 or send a quick email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Another New Major Winner: Is The PGA Tour The Most Competitive It’s Ever Been?

Like every major sport, golf has its legendary players. You know, those players that were so much better than their peers that it seemed like they would win almost every tournament they played in. Guys like Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen dominated American golf’s early stages (i.e., 1920s). No golf fan will ever forget the dominant trio of Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Gary Player in the 1960s and 1970s. Then of course more recently golf fans were treated with the unbelievable skills of Tiger Woods. 

Well, thanks in large part to the popularity of Tiger Woods in the 1990s and 2000s, a whole new breed of young golfers was born; guys like Brooks Koepka, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and the list goes on and on. It leads to the question of whether or not the PGA Tour is as competitive as it’s ever been? It certainly seems that way given the fact that there have been three new major winners in the last six events.

Gary Woodland’s U.S. Open Victory A Sign Of The Times?

After Gary Woodland became the newest major champion with his impressive performance at Pebble Beach, it was impossible not to look back and compare it to Tiger Woods 2000 U.S. Open Championship at that very course. Back in 2000, Tiger Woods won the U.S. Open by shooting a terrific 12 under par. The closest player to him on the leaderboard was Ernie Els, who finished at 3 over par. Yes, Tiger Woods won the U.S. Open Championship that year by a whopping FIFTEEN strokes!

 

It doesn’t take quantifiable statistics to determine that we will never see that type of victory in a Major ever again. The reason? The talent pool in golf is so much better today than it was even 20 years ago that the competition level is now so high. For those of you that need some numbers, however, check this out: Brooks Koepka is the #1 ranked golfer in the world right now and his scoring average is a low 69.3. Nick Watney is ranked #147 in the world and his scoring average is 70.9. About a stroke and a half difference between #1 and #147. In comparison, Tiger Woods nearly had a five-shot difference between his scoring average and that of the #147 golfer in 2000, which is truly a massive difference in golf.

 

The point is, the field in each golf tournament these days is much, much deeper than we have ever seen. While it’s still expected that a top 10 or top 25 golfer will win most tournaments, it’s possible that any tour player could win on any given week and it would not be truly shocking to us. This depth in golf talent is leading to some tremendous golf and we’re all benefactors of this youth movement.

 

Who will win the British Open in a couple of weeks? Personally, I hope it’s Tiger Woods, but I would bet that it will be another new Major winner and one that is under the age of 27. That’s golf in 2019 and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

 

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For over 18 years, GGGolf has been the go-to software for golf clubs around the country, offering a wide range of options to respond to the different business needs of golf clubs. GGGolf is dedicated to constantly updating its software for all of its customers while making sure the golf clubs are well taken care of.

When it comes to booking a tee time for your golfing needs, GGGolf has the perfect platform in the Minutegolf portal -- your reference for golf bookings, tee times, discounts and golf packages!

Find a Tee Time online today, or download the MinuteGolf app on iOS or Google Play. If you are in need of anything for your golf club, please reach out to GGGolf at 450-641-4241 or send a quick email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2019 Golf Fashion Trends To Follow

Welcome to the 2019 golf season. The weather is nice, the grass is green, and your golf bag is all stocked up and ready to go. The only thing left to do is to find a new golf outfit that will keep you looking fresh when you step onto the first tee. You know what they always say right? If you look good, you’re going to play good. So, let’s take a quick minute and go over five of the latest golf fashion trends to help you (or that golf loving friend or family member) stay fashionable.

1. Crossover Clothing

 

The term “crossover clothing” essentially refers to clothing that can fulfill multiple social scenarios. Think of clothing that would be appropriate on the golf course, but would also be considered trendy enough to go straight from the course to the local nightlife without sticking out like a sore thumb. The design brand Travis Matthews has really pushed the envelope of this style of clothing in the golf world, but more global brands like Nike and Adidas are now following their lead due to the overwhelming popularity.

 

2. New Golf Spikes

 

Golf spikes used to look like bowling shoes, but that is certainly no longer the case in 2019. The golf shoe industry has been changing over the past decade to include more athletic style footwear that is not only effective, but also much more comfortable than their predecessors. The best bang for your buck would be to go with a tried and true classic shoe like Adidas, Nike, or Under Armour. Spike-less golf shoes are also a trendy option in 2019.

 

3. Fun Print Golf Shirts

 

Another trend that has crept its way into 2019 is the concept of printed shirts that feature more of a fun/interesting style. While classic single color shirts will never go out of style, you can really set yourself apart by rocking a shirt with a unique print. This is especially fun for those of you that like to show your personality a little bit through your clothing style. It can also be a fun conversation starter.

 

4. Plain & Simple Hats

 

While some of the clothing has become more and more flamboyant (i.e. see printed shirts above), the hat styles have grown more conservative recently. Although many golf stars were rocking those weird Nike printed design hats at The Masters, the golf world collectively rejected that look pretty quickly. Instead, the best bet for a new hat is a simple, single color with a basic logo across the front. Look in your local golf course clubhouse for special deals when looking to buy a new hat.

 

5. Do Not Wear White Pants

 

This is more of a fashion warning of what not to do, than what you should do, but it’s definitely advice that should be followed. The trend of wearing bright white golf pants is quickly dying out.  Instead, the golf world is shifting back to the more subtle dark hues like black, grey and navy blue. Remember, however, these are just fashion trends and tips. If you enjoy wearing white pants to golf, then you go ahead and do it all you want! Please come back next year to get the scoop on the 2020 golf fashion trends.

 

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For over 18 years, GGGolf has been the go-to software for golf clubs around the country, offering a wide range of options to respond to the different business needs of golf clubs. GGGolf is dedicated to constantly updating its software for all of its customers while making sure the golf clubs are well taken care of.

When it comes to booking a tee time for your golfing needs, GGGolf has the perfect platform in the MinuteGolf portal -- your reference for golf bookings, tee times, discounts and golf packages!

Find a Tee Time online today, or download the MinuteGolf app on iOS or Google Play. If you are in need of anything for your golf club, please reach out to GGGolf at 450-641-4241 or send a quick email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Despite all the new golf rules that have been instituted by the USGA this year, one thing remains constant and that is that golf is a game built around rules of etiquette. Learning golf etiquette is one of the most important things a young player can do and it’s why etiquette is usually one of the first things discussed in beginner golf clinics. While some golf etiquette rules are likewise becoming outdated, there are still a few rules (listed below) that a golfer should never knowingly break.

 

Always Yell “Fore” After an Errant Shot

 

Let’s start with one of the most basic etiquette rules and one that should always be adhered to in order to preserve the safety of other golfers on the course. If you hit a bad shot and you see that your ball is heading in the direction of other, unsuspecting golfers, then you should yell “Fore” as loud as necessary for them to hear you. This common term alerts all nearby golfers to watch out and cover their heads.

 

Never Hit into The Group Ahead of You

 

While we are on the subject, you should also never purposely hit into the group ahead of you, even if they are playing extremely slow. It’s one thing if you underestimate yourself and hit the drive of your life and the ball reaches the group ahead of you once, but you should never “send a message” by hitting while they are still in reaching distance. This causes tempers to flare and, yes, has occasionally led to actual physical confrontation. So, don’t do it!

 

No Talking While Someone is Hitting

 

Plain and simple, don’t talk or carry on a conversation while another person in your group is trying to hit. Not only is it rude to your playing partner, but it’s also distracting. This is one of the earliest etiquette rules in the book and one of the easiest to follow. And especially do not talk on the cellphone while play is ongoing.

 

Don’t Walk In Somebody’s Putting Line

 

This may seem like a trivial etiquette rule to most beginning golfers, but it’s still one to always try and abide by. Golf greens are sensitive patches of turf that can be damaged by our shoes (golf spikes), so simply walking through somebody’s putting line can cause damage to the area of turf that they are about to putt their ball through. This slight damage can cause bouncing and an increased chance of missing the putt.

 

Repair Your Ball/Divot Marks

 

As mentioned above, golf courses are simply very well-manicured areas of turf. Courses spend a lot of money on keeping the course in the best shape possible, but each golfer should help do their part by fixing their ball marks/divots on the green and repairing or filling any large divots they cause on the fairways. This is why professional golfers always carry a divot tool in their pockets.

 

Show Up On time

 

This doesn’t need an explanation. Showing up on time for your tee-time is crucial and not doing so would be disrespectful to your playing companions. Always aim to be 10-15 minutes early for your tee-time (and earlier if you plan on hitting practice balls).

 

Shake Hands After The Round

 

Golf has historically been referred to as a gentleman’s sport, so be a good sport and shake your playing partner’s hands after each round.

 

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For over 18 years, GGGolf has been the go-to software for golf clubs around the country, offering a wide range of options to respond to the different business needs of golf clubs. GGGolf is dedicated to constantly updating its software for all of its customers while making sure the golf clubs are well taken care of.

When it comes to booking a tee time for your golfing needs, GGGolf has the perfect platform in the MinuteGolf portal -- your reference for golf bookings, tee times, discounts and golf packages!

Find a Tee Time online today, or download the MinuteGolf app on iOS or Google Play. If you are in need of anything for your golf club, please reach out to GGGolf at 450-641-4241 or send a quick email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Father’s Day is fast approaching and if you’re like many of us, you still haven’t thought of what kind of gift to give your father this year. It’s okay, however, there is still time to get your father an amazing gift that will truly make this Father’s Day one of the most memorable ones yet.  Continue reading below to discover five must-have golf inspired gift ideas that you can do in 2019.

 

Buy a Round of Golf

 

If your father has a certain day of the week that he likes to play golf, you can go ahead and pre-pay for a round at one of his favorite courses and surprise him with it on Father’s Day. Every golfer loves free green fees, so a pre-paid round of golf is sure to put a smile on his face. A great and easy resource to browse discounted tee times for multiple courses at once is minutegolf.ca. In fact, Royal Laurentien is currently offering a 33% off Father’s Day Twosome that includes free drinks. It’s hard to find a better gift than that for a golf loving father.

 

Golf Lessons

 

Does your father love playing golf, but then often comes home after each round complaining about how poorly he played? Well help your father out by purchasing him a set of golf lessons from a local golf instructor. Again, you can find many amazing deals for golf lessons through your local course pro shops and websites. This is a gift that will benefit your father year-round by helping improve his game.

 

Some New Golf Gear

 

Let’s be honest, most fathers could use a little help in keeping their wardrobe up to date with the latest fashion trends and that includes their golf attire. Fortunately, the golf clothing industry is booming at the moment and caters to golfers of all ages. If you want your father to be looking cool, and staying cool, on the course this season, check out some of the clothing from brands like Travis Matthews, Under Armour, Nike, or Peter Millar, which can often be found in your local course’s pro shop.

 

Shoe Cleaning & Spike Change

 

For a more inexpensive gift idea, consider taking your father’s golf shoes to the local course pro shop and asking them for a good cleaning and a spike change. Most courses provide this service ranging from anywhere between $10-$25. Changing golf spikes is one thing that most golfers often overlook, despite the fact that having new spikes on your shoes is what provides most of our balance throughout our golf swing. This will be an unexpected gift idea, but one that your father will absolutely appreciate.

 

Customized Golf Balls

 

If you want to give your father a tangible gift that he will have fun opening up this year, a dozen customized golf balls are always a fun gift idea. Does your father have a nickname? A favorite saying? His own business? Whatever it is that makes your father unique, you can have it printed onto his favorite kind of golf ball through many different custom golf ball websites. This gift is something he will surely cherish and he will think of you every time he tees-up one of his new custom golf balls.

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For over 18 years, GGGolf has been the go-to software for golf clubs around the country, offering a wide range of options to respond to the different business needs of golf clubs. GGGolf is dedicated to constantly updating its software for all of its customers while making sure the golf clubs are well taken care of.

When it comes to booking a tee time for your golfing needs, GGGolf has the perfect platform in the MinuteGolf portal -- your reference for golf bookings, tee times, discounts and golf packages!

Find a Tee Time online today, or download the MinuteGolf app on iOS or Google Play. If you are in need of anything for your golf club, please reach out to GGGolf at 450-641-4241 or send a quick email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

If you’re like the majority of amateur golfers, you have probably never had a real golf lesson.  Instead you probably picked up the game and just improved your natural swing by trial and error. Maybe you got a couple of tips from a friend who has played golf for a while who tried to show you the basics of a golf swing. But if you really want to get serious about your golf skills, it’s time to schedule an actual golf lesson with an instructor at your local course. Besides improving your technique, and making you feel better about yourself when playing a round, there are several benefits to getting professional lessons you may not even be aware of. Here are five reasons why you should consider taking a few golf lessons.

 

You Want To Improve Your Golf Game

 

Let’s go ahead and knock out the first major reason that amateur golfers should seek out golf lessons: you want to get better at golf! The most tried and true way of improving your golf game is to hire a golf instructor to help improve your swing and provide you with helpful mental tips.

 

Group Golf Lessons Can Be Affordable

 

Golf lessons are obviously a luxury and not a required part of playing the game, but that doesn’t mean that they always have to be expensive. Many instructors now offer discounted deals when you agree to purchase a pack of three or more lessons. Golf clubs will also occasionally offer specials for a package of lessons.

 

Accountability

 

A golf instructor will hold you accountable for your training and practice. If you are the type of golfer who usually skips the practice range and putting greens in between your golf rounds, then golf lessons will help keep you motivated to practice more. In between each golf lesson, your instructor will give you certain goals that they would like to see you work on before the next training session. These goals make it easier to be more motivated in improving your golf swing.

 

It Can Be A Good Social Activity

 

Another affordable way to receive golf lessons is to join a group lesson. In a group lesson, a golf instructor is essentially offering a steeply discounted price per person and will teach a group of five or six golfers at the same time. While this offers less one-on-one time with the instructor, it still provides very helpful information and at a faction of the cost. An added perk of group lessons is that you can meet a lot of other golfers of about your same skill-set and find new playing partners. This is especially redeeming in that you and your new golf friends can improve together.

 

Course Perks

 

If you have consistent golf lessons at the same golf course, you will inevitably start to get to know more and more of the workers at the course and develop connections through your instructor. The more you become a “regular” at a golf course, the more perks become available to you. Many golf courses work with their instructors on providing discounted golf rounds for the golf lesson students and also cheaper range ball deals. Overall, there are many perks of golf lessons for both your golf swing and your wallet.

 

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For over 18 years, GGGolf has been the go-to software for golf clubs around the country, offering a wide range of options to respond to the different business needs of golf clubs. GGGolf is dedicated to constantly updating its software for all of its customers while making sure the golf clubs are well taken care of.

When it comes to booking a tee time for your golfing needs, GGGolf has the perfect platform in the MinuteGolf portal -- your reference for golf bookings, tee times, discounts and golf packages!

Find a Tee Time online today, or download the MinuteGolf app on iOS or Google Play. If you are in need of anything for your golf club, please reach out to GGGolf at 450-641-4241 or send a quick email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

One of the greatest aspects about golf is that it instills meaningful life lessons and upholds honesty and integrity at the highest level. Golf is a game that teaches its players to respect your playing opponents and actually trust players to call penalties on themselves if they notice a violation. Are there any better values than hard work, patience, respect, and honesty to impart on today’s youth? It’s no surprise that many parents strive to get their kids involved with youth golf programs like The First Tee, that are designed to instill the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. Many golf courses also offer their own youth development programs, or golf day camps. But golf can be expensive to start playing and many youngsters just don’t think it’s very exciting, as opposed to other sports. So below are a few ideas on how to introduce your child, nephew/niece, etc. to the beautiful game of golf and seeing whether they enjoy it or not.

 

Executive/Par-3 Courses

 

One really helpful tip is to start your child out at an executive or par-3 only golf course. The shorter holes will make the game more fun for their novice skill-set and will allow them to gain more confidence as a young player. Many executive and Par-3 courses offer incredible youth golfer discounts that allow your child to play for less than $5- or $10-dollars a round.

 

Junior Golf Programs

 

As mentioned above, The First Tee is one organization designed strictly for the purposes of increasing youth involvement in the game of golf and that program is expanding into Canada. There are plenty of options for you to get your child introduced to the game. Golf courses all around Quebec offer day camps for children. In fact, Golf Quebec provides a list of every day camp available in the province. Day camps allow your child to develop their skills in a social setting, allowing them to learn the game while forming friendships. This added social dynamic helps them associate positive feelings with the game.

 

Take Them to A Golf Tournament

 

Because professional golf tours are aware that young players are the bloodline of their sport, they often make special accommodations to make it accessible to youth involvement. Many PGA Tour events actually provide free admission for children 12 years or younger, and also provide a heavily discounted ticket for teenagers. If you can, take your child to a professional golf tournament and watch them light up when they meet some of the sport’s biggest stars.

 

Play with Your Child

 

The best way to get your child interested in the game of golf is to take them with you to the course and spend quality time that will instill fun memories. Yes, it can be frustrating when you are trying to keep up with the pace of play and your child is struggling with learning the game but remember that we all once were beginners at some point too. Don’t hesitate to bring your child with you to the driving range and putting greens as well (note: younger kids really love the putting greens).

 

Get Their Friends Involved

 

Kids love to do activities that their friends can join them. If it’s possible, you should sign up your child and three or so friends for a group lesson (obviously ask the other parents first). Not only will the kids be more into it, you can likely get a group and youth discount. Plus, as they continue to grow older, they will have golf playing partners that they can play with for the rest of their lives, which is really something special.

 

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For over 18 years, GGGolf has been the go-to software for golf clubs around the country, offering a wide range of options to respond to the different business needs of golf clubs. GGGolf is dedicated to constantly updating its software for all of its customers while making sure the golf clubs are well taken care of.

When it comes to booking a tee time for your golfing needs, GGGolf has the perfect platform in the MinuteGolf portal -- your reference for golf bookings, tee times, discounts and golf packages!

Find a Tee Time online today, or download the MinuteGolf app on iOS or Google Play. If you are in need of anything for your golf club, please reach out to GGGolf at 450-641-4241 or send a quick email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

If you’re reading this, then it’s probably safe to assume that you enjoy playing golf. But do you enjoy the large price tag that generally is associated with the sport? Whether it’s expensive green fees or just having to purchase new golf balls or clubs, the costs can quickly become excessive. The cost, particularly for novice golfers trying to adopt the sport as a regular hobby, may be discouraged by the associated costs. If you’re like me, you are constantly searching for the best deals on golf equipment and tee times to your favorite courses in an effort to save more money.  That is why I have put together the following list of things you can do to successfully golf on a budget.

 

Take Advantage of Twilight Prices

 

One of the best ways to save money during golf is to play in the late afternoon under what most courses call their “twilight rounds.” The twilight rounds are heavily discounted because of the likelihood that the sun will go down before you finish the entire round, hence that you will be finishing your last few holes in “twilight.” Even if you don’t get to finish your round due to darkness, the price you save in green fees means these late afternoon tee times provide excellent value.

 

Ditch the Golf Cart

 

Many courses these days will charge you the standard green fee to play the round and then add an extra cart fee if you choose to use a cart. Well choosing to walk instead of ride can save you approximately $10-15 per round. That may not sound like a lot, but it adds up much quicker than you think. Plus, walking the course provides you the opportunity to get more exercise, enjoy the outdoors, and really see the golf course. If you’re on a budget, start by ditching the golf cart.

 

Play Nine Holes

 

Sometimes you just don’t have the time or finances to play 18-holes, but that shouldn’t prevent you from getting out there and playing.  Almost every course offers a 9-hole rate that is substantially cheaper than the rate for a full round. Moreover, there are many executive par-3 courses available that are much cheaper than some of the nicer courses in your area.  Plus the executive courses allow you to really dial in your iron shots/distance.

 

Book A Discounted Tee Time

 

As golf continues to enter the digital age, it’s no longer necessary to call around to different pro shops in order to figure out who has the best deals on green fees that day. Websites like minutegolf provide quick and easy golf reservations from a wide variety of different courses all around Quebec and eastern Ontario. This allows you to quickly scan the courses in your area and find the hottest deals on tee times and reserve them online. Find your next tee time here and start saving money today!

 

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For over 18 years, GGGolf has been the go-to software for golf clubs around the country, offering a wide range of options to respond to the different business needs of golf clubs. GGGolf is dedicated to constantly updating its software for all of its customers while making sure the golf clubs are well taken care of.

When it comes to booking a tee time for your golfing needs, GGGolf has the perfect platform in the MinuteGolf portal -- your reference for golf bookings, tee times, discounts and golf packages!

Find a Tee Time online today, or download the MinuteGolf app on iOS or Google Play. If you are in need of anything for your golf club, please reach out to GGGolf at 450-641-4241 or send a quick email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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