PTSC Meeting July 26 Greensboro Coliseum at Noon

Posted by Don Moore on July 18, 2012 at 5:37 pm under Amateur, High School, Photos, Professional | Comments are off for this article

Who: – Piedmont Triad Sports Club
What – Lunch Meeting
When – July 26 at 12 Noon
Where – Greensboro Coliseum Terrace Room
Speaker – Mike Barber – President/CEO of the First Tee of the Triad and 2012 General Chairman of the Wyndham Championship.
Cost – $15 for PTSC members, $20 for guests (EVERYONE MUST RSVP TO INSURE THAT WE HAVE ENOUGH FOOD!!!)
RSVP To – Barbara Forsyth at (336) 971-3865 or at

Yes, on July 26 we have the pleasure of welcoming Mike Barber, President/CEO of First Tee of the Triad and this year’s Wyndham Championship General Chairman, as the speaker for our lunch meeting at the Terrace facility of the Greensboro Coliseum. Besides being an attorney, Mike has also served his community as a Greensboro City Council Member, a Guilford County Commissioner, a member of the local American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Executive Committee, the former General Chairman of the 1999 Nike Greensboro Open golf tournament, and as the subject of many News & Record and Rhino Times articles. (-; Since the Wyndham Championship will only be a few weeks away at the time, besides telling us about the wonderful First Tee program, Mike should be able to give us the inside track on what players are coming and what changes have been made to the course/tournament.

As in our last meeting with the Greensboro Grasshopper management and coaching staff at NewBridge Bank Park, we will be allowing for a longer question and answer period at the end so that each of you can ask your question about the First Tee program or the Wyndham Championship.

The First Tee, an initiative of the World Golf Foundation, has as its mission, “To impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character-development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.” The goal of The First Tee is to provide the golf-learning facilities and the experience that will enable kids from every walk of life to partake of a game that teaches values
for life and which can be played for a lifetime. The First Tee of the Triad operates at Tanglewood Park and Winston Lake Golf Course in Winston-Salem and Gillespie Golf Course in Greensboro. The First Tee of the Triad is one of 204 chapters operating at some 692 facilities in all 50 states and five foreign countries with more than 3 million participants. More than 3,300 schools also participate in the program. Founded by the World Golf
Foundation in 1997, The First Tee is a way to bring golf to children that otherwise would not be exposed to the game or its positive values. The program is overseen and has the active support of committee members representing Augusta National Golf Club, the Ladies Professional Golf Association, PGA of America, PGA TOUR and the United States Golf Association. Former President George W. Bush serves as Honorary Chairman.

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