How to Reduce Stress this Summer

This post is sponsored by Quicken Loans National, but all ideas and opinions belong to me.

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I remember looking so forward to summer. I would count down the days, hours, and minute until that last bell echoed in the crowded hallway. I remember being part of the wave of children that emptied onto the bus waving goodbye to my friends. The smile was plastered onto my face as I made my way home. I was elated. That was until I arrived at my front door.

They were waiting to ask how school was like they normally did. I answered, “awesome it is over!”

I could tell the pressure of having two children home for the summer was going be hard. I now understand how difficult it is to manage a house, job, and kids when the schedule you are used to changes. I am sure you know what I mean.

I figured out how to reduce stress this summer while coming up with the perfect Father’s day gift idea for my husband.

I started my summer off with pulling out the calendar and calling a family meeting. We each put down three things we wanted to do this summer. I placed the list on the board. Then we determined the time frame and cost for each activity and those that weren’t possible. You know the one about visiting Alaska or Paris for lunch. I am not sure who these children think they were born to but we aren’t the British Monarchy.

We came up with education, sports, recreation,  travel, and food. I placed education first. You know what they say once a teacher always a teacher.

We talked about growing our minds and taking care of our body which landed us upon this great event that is being held this summer. It had it all. It had family time, education, stress release, and something for everyone. We chose golf. There are so many health benefits of golf.  It gives you time outside, a game everyone in the family can play. You also walk and carry your bag so it strength training. You will also develop strategies mine will be to keep the ball on the greens and to hit it where I want it to go. I may practice yelling “fore” just in case. We placed it on our calendar for The Quicken Loans National: A staple of Washington, D.C.’s must-attend sporting events. Managed by TGR Live, this premier PGA TOUR tournament invites 120 of the top professionals from around the world to compete.

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We placed The Quicken Loans National: A staple of Washington, D.C.’s must-attend sporting events. Managed by TGR Live in Potomac Maryland June 26th- July 2, 2017, on our calendar as a can’t miss event of the summer. This is the Father’s day gift my husband will enjoy most. He loves to have family activities that include exercise.

We plan to take part in the FREE golf clinics for the children, and we plan to watch the tournament since the tickets for the children are also free. We are excited to hone our skills and see the professionals play. This PGA tour invited 120 of the top professional from around the world to compete.

For young golf fans, there is no better deal than free tickets to the Quicken Loans National for children 12 and under. Free kids grounds tickets can be picked up at the Quicken Loans National box office, located at Main Street when accompanied with a ticketed adult ticket. Discounted Rocket Mortgage MadHouse kids tickets can also be purchased at the box office. For youth ages 13-17, grounds tickets can be purchased at a discounted rate at the box office.

Sharpen your golf skills with help from the PGA TOUR’s best players. On Wednesday, June 28, the Quicken Loans National is hosting a youth golf clinic. The free clinic will take place on the driving range at TPC Potomac. Learn from PGA TOUR pros in a group setting exclusively for youth and pick up tips to take your game to the next level.

Fun for all ages, the new Kids Village will provide kids and parents a break from the live golf action. Featuring mini golf, interactive games and activities tailored for our young fans will be a popular destination every day at the National.

The Quicken Loans National’s  general admission grounds tickets provide flexibility for the family on the go by offering guests the option to attend the day of their choice. The Golf Lovers Package combines a premium Ruth’s Chris Steak House Sandwich with access to the premium Quicken Loans Rocket Mortgage MadHouse.

 This event will not only make the Father in your life happy but it supports college access programs across the country as a TGR Live-managed event, all proceeds from the Quicken Loans National benefit supporting youth education programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation through the TGR Learning Lab and Earl Woods Scholar Program. Also, TGR Live and the Quicken Loans National have been leaders in the community in military appreciation, offering numerous programs and activities which support military members and their families. You know how I love to support our veterans.

It is so important to make a memory this summer that will stay with the kids for years to come.  I encourage you to declare your day in our national capital this summer to reduce stress learn a new skill and become a better golfer!


The Quicken Loans National is giving away one four pack of tickets to the Rocket Mortgage MadHouse to one lucky winner. The MadHouse gives guests great views of the 17th tee and premier, indoor lounge style amenities. Just follow the directions on the entry form below to enter. Giveaway ends on 06/26/2017 at 11:59pm EDT. It is open for U.S. residents only.

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