Fall Registration Now Open for First Tee of the Triad


GREENSBORO, N.C. – – The race to register for fall programming is on at The First Tee of the Triad. At 12:01 a.m. today, registration began for The First Tee of the Triad’s fall programs.

After a record-setting summer with 13 different summer programs throughout The First Tee of the Triad footprint, the local chapter is pushing into the fall to capitalize on its momentum and continue making a difference in the lives of as many Piedmont Triad children as possible.
The First Tee of the Triad utilizes the game of golf to teach kids (Ages 7-18) essential character traits and valuable life skills. Our program hinges on The First Tee Code of Conduct: respect for myself, others and surroundings. Using this as a cornerstone, kids participate in exciting and creative golf games that teach core values, healthy habits, decision-making skills, goal setting, communication skills, proper etiquette on and off the golf course, conflict resolution and more.

Fall programs begin Aug. 31 at all 16 of The First Tee of the Triad locations. After-school programming runs for eight weeks from 4:30 until 6 p.m. New this fall, The First Tee of the Triad is offering Saturday classes. The First Tee of the Triad offers girls-only classes called GirlsGolf2gether at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons and Gillespie Golf Course in Greensboro as well as classes for teenagers only called Teens on the Tee.
“We are having a phenomenal summer, and even though we have a month to go with our summer programs, we are pushing into the fall to be ready when school opens late next month,” The First Tee of the Triad CEO Mike Barber said. “We want to provide our programming to as many Piedmont Triad students as possible because we know what a positive immediate impact our classes make on their lives and their futures. So even while we are still focused on completing our summer classes, camps and clinics, we multi-task to allow parents the benefit of including us in their after school schedules. It makes for a hectic summer, but creating convenience for our parents and kids is well worth it.”

Detailed information as well as information on registration and scholarships for all of First Tee of the Triad fall programming is available at www.thefirstteeetriad.org. Simply click on “registration” to get started; scholarships can be requested during the online registration process. To register for the Danville, Va., programs, please visit www.thefirstteedanville.org.

About The First Tee of the Triad
The First Tee of the Triad is currently operating at 16 facilities throughout the Piedmont Triad, central North Carolina and southern Virginia. Its programming is offered at Bryan Park in Browns Summit, Country Club of Salisbury, Gillespie Golf Course in Greensboro, Goodyear Golf Course in Danville, Va., Greensboro National Golf Club in Summerfield, Indian Valley Golf Course in Burlington, Iron Play Par 3 Links in Summerfield, Jamestown Park Golf Course, Oak Hollow Golf Course in High Point, Rick Murphy Golf Academy in Greensboro, Ringgold Golf Course in Ringgold, Va., Statesville Country Club, Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, Winding Creek Golf Course in Thomasville and Winston Lake Golf Course in Winston-Salem. The First Tee of the Triad is one of 180 chapters operating some 1,000 golf programming locations in all 50 states and four foreign countries with more than 10 million participants. More than 7,000 elementary schools participate in The First Tee National School Program.

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 educational programs that build, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices 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. 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; he succeeds his father, former president George H.W. Bush, who served as The First Tee’s Honorary Chairman since the organization’s inception in 1997 and now serves as the Honorary Chair Emeritus.

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