“LET’S MOVE ON COURSE!”
The PGA of America and Hospital for Special Surgery to distribute pedometers to spectators at 94th PGA Championship and Get Golf Ready Family Fun Zones promoting golf as a healthy activity
The 94th PGA Championship, held Aug. 6-12 at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, will not only give golf fans a chance to watch their favorite players tee off, but will also allow them to experience the fitness benefits of golf first-hand. For the third consecutive year, The PGA of America will distribute free pedometers and encourage spectators to participate in “Let’s Move on Course!,” sponsored by Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), to promote the healthy impact of time walking the golf course.
25,000 pedometers will be available free of charge to golf fans attending the 94th PGA Championship, as well as fans attending the Get Golf Ready Family Fun Zone held at various locations in Charleston. Those who create a “walking” account and track their steps at HSS.edu/golf will be entered into a drawing to win an autographed pin flag signed by the 2012 PGA Champion.
94th PGA Championship – The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island - The Main Spectator Entrance
August 6-12 (Monday–Sunday), with a limited supply distributed each day on a first-come, first-served basis.
Get Golf Ready Family Fun Zones
Wednesday, Aug. 8, 10 am – 2 pm: North Charleston Wannamaker County Park
Thursday, Aug. 9, 10 am – 2 pm: Palmetto Islands County Park
Friday, Aug. 10, 10 am – 2 pm: James Island County Park
Saturday, Aug. 11, 8 am – 2 pm: Charleston Farmers Market
Sunday, Aug. 12, 2 – 6 pm: Marian Square Park
The PGA of America and Hospital for Special Surgery want everyone to recognize the health benefits associated with walking the course when they play. Distributing pedometers will allow golfers and golf fans to see how much exercise they can get by walking and ultimately challenge them to take more healthy steps.
The PGA of America supports First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign to combat childhood obesity. “Let’s Move on Course!” hopes to inspire youth to view golf as a healthy, positive activity for staying fit.
“Let’s Move on Course!” was first introduced at the 92nd PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in 2010.
In 2010, The PGA of America joined the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation as its 100th member. The PGA will continually contribute to the Foundation’s campaign to promote ways to help people achieve a healthy weight by promoting the health and wellness benefits of golf.