The First Tee of the Triad announces 2012 programs and summer camps


Greensboro’s Carolina Golf Names First Tee Facility

GREENSBORO, N.C. – – Registration has begun for The First Tee of the Triad’s
2012 programs designed to teach kids golf and life skills, it was announced
today. In addition, Rick Murphy’s Carolina Golf has been named a First Tee
of the Triad facility.

For a mere $135, Piedmont Triad kids can take part in the First Tee of the
Triad program that includes a 12-week spring session, summer camp and a
12-week fall session. That comes to more than two dozen golf lessons and
two dozen life lessons for just $135 per child.

In Winston-Salem, the program can handle a maximum of 400 children
participating at Winston Lake, Tanglewood Park and Salem Glen golf courses.
In Greensboro, the program can handle a maximum of 300 children
participating at Gillespie Park and Rick Murphy’s Carolina Golf, the newest
facility taking part in The First Tee of the Triad. A multiple award winner
in golf instruction, Murphy is listed as one of the top teachers in the
southeastern United States by Golf Magazine.

“I am a parent of two children, and for families with children who do after
school activities and go to summer camps, this is an unbelievable bargain,”
First Tee of the Triad president and chief executive officer Mike Barber
said. “But the special thing about programs through The First Tee of the
Triad is that in addition to golf lessons, we teach life lessons focusing on
our nine core values: confidence, courtesy, integrity, honesty, judgment,
sportsmanship, perseverance, respect and responsibility. Golf is a
phenomenal sport, but when a child has an opportunity to learn about life
through golf, it’s a wonderful opportunity.”

A simple registration process and information on scholarships is available
at Simply click on programs and instruction to
register; scholarships can be requested during the online registration

About The First Tee:

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.