Piedmont Triad Teen Selected To Attend First Tee Healthy Habits Summit In California


GREENSBORO, N.C. – -Last fall, he represented The First Tee of the Triad at Pebble Beach in the Nature Valley Open and played with Champions Tour professionals. Now, in yet another “opportunity of a lifetime,” Seth Lomison is representing The First Tee of the Triad at The First Tee Nine Healthy Habits Summit in La Quinta, Calif. The event is being held in conjunction with the 2014 Humana Challenge in partnership with this week’s Clinton Foundation PGA TOUR event.
Lomison, 16, a home schooled, high school sophomore with a 3.7 handicap, lives in Pfafftown, N.C. near Winston-Salem. He has been a First Tee of the Triad participant since the chapter was founded in 2008; he has completed the Eagle level of the program and is currently working towards his ACE certification. He also serves as a volunteer coach with Special Olympics.

The First Tee Nine Healthy Habits Summit, sponsored by Humana and GoHealth, is a new interactive educational event aimed at inspiring teens to take ownership of their own health and contribute to healthier communities. During the summit, participants are hearing from industry experts on the principals of emotional, physical and social wellness, participating in Chelsea Clinton’s Day of Action and attending the Clinton Foundation Health Matters Conference during the early part of Humana Challenge tournament week. They also have the opportunity to interact with the management team of the Humana Challenge golf tournament to gain behind-the-scenes insight on how a PGA TOUR event is organized and managed. The First Tee Nine Healthy Habits are nine health and wellness topics: energy, play, safety, vision, mind, family, friends, school and community.

“I am honored to have been chosen for the Nine Healthy Habits Summit,” Lomison said. “I am extremely excited to learn more about making healthy choices. I look forward to sharing what I have learned with my community, and I am eager to meet and interact with other young people who share my same goal of a healthy life style!”
“The First Tee of the Triad is incredibly proud of Seth and his many accomplishments,” First Tee of the Triad CEO Mike Barber said. “The First Tee program offers many national learning opportunities and is setting Seth and other young people up for a lifetime of success and community contribution. Last fall, he played Pebble Beach during the Champions Tour event, and this week, The First Tee has taken him to a PGA TOUR event. It’s been a pretty good run for Seth, and we are all very proud of him.”

Lomison will join 23 other participants from The First Tee, ages 13-18, to participate in this national event. For more information about The First Tee of the Triad, visit www.thefirstteetriad.org.

About The First Tee of the Triad
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 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.

Mike Barber
The First Tee of the Triad
Phone: (336) 580-4241
E-mail: mikebarberlaw@aol.com