Golf News for Tuesday, July 23, 2013 | Courses

Forest Greens Golf Club in Triangle, Virginia launches 99 Hole Club Challenge

VIENNA, Va. -- Forest Greens Golf Club (Triangle, VA) - located 30 minutes south of Washington, DC and managed by Billy Casper Golf - has launched the 99 Hole Club Challenge, a program promoting health and wellness through golf.

Through the end of August, golfers join the club for $15 and pledge to walk 99 holes. Participants receive a t-shirt after four rounds, earlier access to "Kids Play Free," 25 percent off junior golf fees, 50 percent off range balls and $25 off junior golf camps.

According to National Golf Foundation, the link between golf and health is evident: walking 18 holes equals a five-mile walk or 3.5- to four-mile run; playing golf and walking 18 holes can burn up to 2,000 calories; golfers exceed 10,000 steps during a typical round, meeting the guideline for daily exercise.

"Emphasizing golf as a key element of health and wellness helps drive beginner participation and increased loyalty of regular golfers," says Tom Coffman, General Manager of Forest Greens. "We're excited to bring this innovative program to Forest Greens."

Opened in 1996, Forest Greens Golf Club is a true back-to-nature oasis amid the bustle of Northern Virginia. The 18-hole, par 72 course was designed by renowned architect Clyde Johnston.

Awarded four stars (of five) from Golf Digest, Forest Greens features pine tree-lined fairways, well-protected greens and gently rolling terrain. An intriguing layout with few blind shots, generous landing areas and elevated tees blends bark and bite for all handicaps. The comprehensive practice facility includes an all-grass driving range, a putting and chipping green and PGA instruction.

The clubhouse contains a pro shop with a complete selection of golf apparel and equipment. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, the restaurant is perfect for post-round relaxation and regularly hosts corporate outings and other social engagements.

For more information or to reserve a tee time: www.forestgreens.com, 703.221.0123.

About Billy Casper Golf
BCG is the largest domestic owner-operator of golf course, country clubs and resorts, with more than 140 properties under its turnkey management. Founded more than 20 years ago in cooperation with golf legend Billy Casper, the company is headquartered in Vienna, VA with regional offices strategically convenient to courses' locales.

A division of BCG, Buffalo Communications is the leading global golf-lifestyle public relations, branding, marketing-communications, graphics and strategic services firm representing the LPGA, PGA National Resort & Spa, Sea Pines Resort, Ballybunion Golf Club (Ireland), Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, Sun Valley Resort, Fila Golf, ECCO, Adams Golf, Club Glove and other top brands.

For more information: www.billycaspergolf.com, www.buffalocommunications.com, 703.761.1444.

Contact:
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Billy Casper Golf / Buffalo Communications
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