VETERAN SPOTLIGHT – KEVIN SUTTON

Categories: Broward

Kevin Sutton is 73 and retired from the Army. He has been playing golf for 15 years and involved with our program for over 2 years. “After returning from Vietnam and joining the NYPD, for many years I had never set foot on a golf course,” said Kevin. “I have enjoyed playing now tha...

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PARTICIPANT SPOTLIGHT – HANNAH CHANG

Categories: Broward

Hannah is 12 years old and a straight A student. She participates in the First Tee Life Skills Experience at The Bridges at Springtree. “I have had a very positive experience with First Tee over the past 10 months.” Hannah commented. “I have worked with Coach Sue, Coach Stefan, and...

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JULY AMBASSADOR MEETING

Categories: Broward

Chapter Ambassadors recently held their summer meeting at PGA Tour Superstore in Broward. The Ambassadors support us through fundraising, volunteer efforts, and by broadening awareness of our mission and programs in Broward County. The group held a putting contest at the end of the meeting, which wa...

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100 – HOLE CHALLENGE BREAKING RECORDS IN 2021

Categories: Broward

Day 1 consisted of 9 players completing 100 holes at The Club at Weston Hills in 95-degree heat, no rain or storms! Special thank you to Director of Golf Jon Banas and the staff. Day 2 featured 16 players at Lago Mar Country Club. Weather was threatening but tropical storm Fred decided to support ou...

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RYAN ATTENDS THE GAME CHANGERS ACADEMY

Categories: Broward

Chapter student, Ryan Shimony, was selected to attend the First Tee Game Changers Academy Honoring Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. this summer in Philadelphia, PA. First Tee Game Changers Academy addresses the challenges and experiences teens face in their daily lives and helps better equip them to build the ...

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BACK TO SCHOOL = BACK TO FALL PROGRAMS

Categories: Broward

Summer is over and we are beginning our Fall programs. Enroll your children as golf is the sport of business and the sport of a lifetime! Our program locations include: • Grand Palms Hotel-Spa & Golf Resort • Hollywood Beach Golf Club • Parkland Golf & Country Club • PGA TOUR Superst...

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WELCOME COACH MATT COLEMAN

Categories: Treasure Coast

Coach Matt joined our Chapter as the lead coach at Riverbend Golf Club. Matt was introduced to us through Chapter Director, Jen Hong. Matt is a great addition to our chapter. Our 2020 Coach of the Year and former Riverbend Lead Coach, Chris Connelly, PGA (pictured above left with Matt) has volunteer...

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PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT – GRACE

Categories: Treasure Coast

This summer our Chapter conducted a 6-week program for 25 children at the GRACE Education Center. Students practiced putting and chipping. It was the first time many had ever picked up a golf club, but they all enjoyed this new experience. Coach Joe said, “We discussed what profession they wan...

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ABIGAIL HALPERN WINS PLAYER OF THE YEAR – AGAIN!

Categories: Treasure Coast

Abigail Halpern won the 2020 South Florida Junior PGA Player of the Year on the Challenge Tour. This achievement marks her third consecutive Player of the Year award in SFPGA Junior golf. Abby, a native of Palm City, started playing golf at the age of 3 with the First Tee class at Hammock Creek Golf...

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RESOURCES IN COMMUNITY HOPE HOUSE

Categories: Treasure Coast

Chapter staff was recently invited to attend the grand opening of the Fort Pierce Police Department’s Resources In Community Hope (R.I.C.H) House. Students in attendance were introduced to the game of golf using our large clubs and tennis balls. The mission of the Fort Pierce Police Department...

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