Inspired by Tiger Woods amazing come back in golf with his recent Tour Championship win? If you are reading this post you are more than likely a Golf fanatic like me! Golf is a great social sport and one you can do from early ages well into your 90s like my Grandpa, if you are lucky.
As much as I love golf, one thing that I have learned is it's not the cheapest hobby out there. It can be very expensive from buying equipment to playing on a frequent basis.
However, good news if you didn't know, the golf industry loves to show their support of the military communty in offering several military discount & appreciation opportunities.
Let's dive into some of my favorites!
MILITARY DISCOUNTS ON PLAYING GOLF
(1) MILITARY TEE TIMES
Founded in 2014, Military Tee Times is proud to provide an easy way for all members of the United States Military to enjoy golf by offering exclusive savings on tee times at thousands of courses in the U.S. and worldwide.
We believe none are more deserving of a day of R&R on the greens than those who have served and continue to serve our country here at home and around the world. As a thank you to our men and women in uniform – both past and present – for their courage, commitment and sacrifice, we’ve worked with golf courses across the nation and abroad to offer up to 15% off select tee times.
Using leading edge technology, Military Tee Times allows military members to find the best in tee time and course selection, as well as convenient 24/7 online booking. Military Tee Times operates with more than 8,000 course partners in several countries, including North America and the UK. Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., with partner site GolfNow, Military Tee Times is part of a suite of digital businesses managed by Golf Channel, a member of the NBC Sports and NBCUniversal family.
How to Become a Member
It’s simple to join Military Tee Times’ rapidly growing membership base. Simply complete the registration process and, once verified, you can begin booking golf at a discount immediately.
Military Tee Times is open to ALL U.S. Military members (Active, National Guard, Reserve, retirees, veterans and dependents).
Thank you for you service!
BECOME A MEMBER It's Free!
(2) MILITARY DISCOUNTS AT GOLF COURSES
Many courses want to show their appreciation of the military community in offering military discounts. You just need to ask if the course you are interested in playing has military rates. We have not only found many courses in the United States offering military rates but also overseas. Just ask!
(3) MILITARY INSTALLATION GOLF COURSES
Many military bases have golf courses through Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) and some of them are awesome! Not to mention extremely affordable. This is a great way to play golf at an affordable price. Many offer tournaments, lessons, pro shops, demo days, and more!
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(4) MILITARY DISCOUNTS ON GOLF EQUIPMENT & ACCESSORIES
If you are a golf enthusiast you know that equipment is not cheap. The good news is some of the top brands offer a military discount to show their appreciation of the golf community. Our favorites include:
TaylorMade MILITARY DISCOUNT
Taylormade has launched their military discount program which is a big deal. Not only are they the industry leader in golf equipment, they also are known to not offer any discounting on their golf clubs. Therefore, this makes their military discount even more of a big deal.
TaylorMade Golf offers a 15% Military discount off the entire purchase for Active Duty, Retirees, Veterans, Military Spouses, Military Family Members.
You will see your discount reflected while shopping on our site (taylormadegolf.com) after verifying your eligibility with ID.me. Your military discount will be added at checkout once you get to the billing step....it will be listed below your address information under Additional Options (select military discount for the verification process).
This discount cannot be combined with other promotional codes and some exclusions may apply.
Shop TaylorMade golf. #1 Driver in Golf. TaylorMade exists to create performance in golf. Golf drivers, fairways, rescues, irons, wedges, putters, golf balls & accessories. You can also customize your own military themed golf balls---a perfect gift!
Callaway Golf has a longstanding organizational commitment to military appreciation initiatives. Headquartered in Carlsbad, CA, just north of San Diego — a strong military community — Callaway’s commitment to these causes takes many shapes, including product donation, monetary donations and unique custom fitting programs. Learn more about these Military Initiatives here.
You may also find local golf shops will offer a military discount off brands such as Callaway. I received a military discount off my set of new clubs at our local golf shop, just ask.
PING MILITARY REBATE
"Thank You Troops" Military Rebate
The Military Mail-In Rebate Program is one way PING says "Thank You" to the troops who are making sacrifices for the cause of democracy. Everyone at PING has great admiration and respect for all the members of our armed forces.
We Support The Troops
In addition to our rebate program, we continue to reach out to our troops in several other ways, including providing clubs to military personnel in various war zones around the world. We're always honored by the numerous letters of appreciation we receive thanking us for helping take their minds off their situations. If you're an Active, Active Reserve or Retiree of the United States Armed Forces, we hope you'll participate in the PING Military Mail-In Rebate Program.
About the Program
Available for Active Duty, Active Reserves and Military Retirees (and spouses) of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and National Guard on purchases made from August 2, 2018-February 1, 2019. To receive your mail-in rebate form, you must present your current military ID to an authorized PING dealer in the United States at the time of purchase.
Learn more about the Rebate Amounts & Eligible Models!
Nike Military Discount
Nike no longer sells golf equipment however they still sell golf clothes, shoes, and accessories. Nike deeply appreciates all military men and women for their service. Active, veteran, retired, and reservist US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard personnel, and spouses/dependents of active personnel, are eligible to receive a 10% Nike military discount on Nike.com and at Nike, Converse, and Hurley stores in the United States (excluding Nike Company/Employee Stores).
U.S. Polo Assn
Even if you don't golf like a pro, there is no reason why you shouldn't look like one! Grab all your favorite Polo Shirts from U.S. Polo Assn. with a Military Discount! U.S. Polo Assn. offers a 10%* Military discount off the entire purchase for Active Duty, Retirees, Veterans, Military Spouses & Family Members with Military Verification. Once items are in your cart, click on Military and First Responders for your discount (before checkout)
(5) BIRDIES FOR THE BRAVE
Birdies for the Brave is proud to work in collaboration with nine non-profit military homefront groups along with PGA TOUR players, corporate sponsors, TPC clubs and military installations to activate a wide spectrum of military appreciation and engagement programs during tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Web.com Tour. They include:
Military Ticketing Program
Many PGA TOUR events offer complimentary tournament admission for active duty and Reserve military members, military retirees, and their dependents, along with discounted tickets for veterans. For a list of participating tournaments, click here.
Birdies for the Brave Patriots’ Outpost Military Hospitality Chalets
During PGA TOUR tournaments, Birdies for the Brave Patriots’ Outposts provide all military guests, including veterans, with complimentary food and beverages, a relaxing venue for viewing all of the tournament action, and an opportunity to share camaraderie with other military community members.
Military Appreciation Day Celebrations
From patriotic ceremonies complete with military pageantry to concerts for military families, Military Appreciation Day celebrations provide an opportunity for tournaments, players and fans to salute the men and women of our U.S. Armed Forces and their families.
Callaway Warrior Club Fitting Program
In partnership with Birdies for the Brave, Callaway Golf provides an opportunity for combat-wounded service members to be fitted with their own customized set of golf clubs during PGA TOUR events. Participants also enjoy golf lessons and in some cases, the chance to play alongside PGA TOUR players in the Pro-Am. To apply to be fit for a custom set of Callaway clubs, please click here.
Adopt-A-Service Dog Program
During PGA TOUR events, Birdies for the Brave presents service dogs that will be donated to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI) and physical disabilities through its relationship with the non-profit K9s for Warriors.
Military Caddie Program
The Birdies for the Brave Military Caddie Program provides active duty military members from all five branches of our U.S. Armed Forces with the opportunity to caddie for PGA TOUR players for one hole during the Pro-Am of a PGA TOUR tournament.
Wounded Veteran Home Donations
In collaboration with Military Warriors Support Foundation, Birdies for the Brave presents 100% mortgage-free homes to wounded veterans and their families during PGA TOUR events.
Birdies for the Brave teams up with the non-profit Operation Shower to host group baby showers for 30-40 military moms-to-be whose spouses are deployed or seriously injured. Each uniquely-themed shower features lunch, raffles, the presentation of Operation Shower’s signature Shower In A Box filled with gifts, and an opportunity for the military moms to connect with and support each other.
Veteran Career Expos
Working with veteran service organizations and local businesses, Birdies for the Brave hosts career expos in conjunction with PGA TOUR events where veterans can learn about career opportunities in the local community and participate in career development workshops.
In collaboration with the PGA TOUR’s TPC Network, Birdies for the Brave donates honorary TPC club memberships to local wounded veterans to aid in the rehabilitation process and express appreciation for their service and sacrifice. Honorary TPC memberships are presented during PGA TOUR events.
Other tournament engagement opportunities include:
- Military Appreciation Hole
- Child of Fallen Hero College Scholarship Presentation
- Family barbecues at military hospitals and military bases
- Receptions and special events for veterans
- PGA TOUR player visits to veterans’ hospitals
Each of these programs offer outstanding sponsorship opportunities. For more information, click here.
You will also find Military Appreciation Events at LPGA Tour Events such as the popular Kingsmill Championship where Military get free admission. Details from last year on MilitaryBridge....stay tuned for 2019!
(6) INTERESTED IN HAVING YOUR MILITARY KIDDOS LEARN THE GAME OF GOLF? MILITARY DISCOUNTS FROM THE FIRST TEE
Check with your local First Tee Chapter. If you are located in a larger military community your local chapter may offer a military discount. For example, the Hampton Roads First Tee Chapters offer Active Duty Families a Military Discount off classes.
(7) GOLF VACATIONS WITH MILITARY DISCOUNTS
Many golf resorts offer military discounts. Below are two of our favorites!
Myrtle Beach Military Special
ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINES, COAST GUARD
RECEIVE 5% OFF! FOR ALL ELIGIBLE MWR PATRONS ON MOST OF OUR GOLF PACKAGES.
CALL FOR DETAILS 877-732-6999 or Visit Seaside Golf Vacations
Pinehurst Golf Course
Pinehurst, a golf mecca offers a Military Discount! Active and retired military receive a 10% discount on our core packages and The Spa at Pinehurst offers a 10% discount off spa therapies. You must present a valid military ID in order to receive this discount. Learn more about Pinehurst Resort & Golf Course!
I hope you enjoy these Military Discount for the Golf Enthusiast! We also hope your able to hit the links soon and that you hit 'em straight :) Have you found a great Military Discount at a Golf Course, Resort, or on Equipment? If so, share it in the comments below!
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