First Tee of the Triad Spring Registration Opens on Valentine’s Day


GREENSBORO, N.C. – – It’s been less than two weeks since snow covered the ground in the Piedmont Triad, but the opening of spring registration at The First Tee of the Triad is just around the corner. Registration for all spring programming opens on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, Feb. 14, the chapter announced today. The First Tee of the Triad is the local chapter of the international movement to teach children life skills through golf.
Among the highlights of The First Tee of the Triad’s spring classes are those designed just for girls and others designed for teens only. “Girls Golf 2gether” is offered at The First Tee of the Triad “flagship locations,” Gillespie Golf Club in Greensboro and Tanglewood Park in Clemmons. “Teens on the Tee” is offered at Gillespie Golf Club and Winston Lake in Winston-Salem. Both of these classes are considered beginner level. A complete list of spring programs and an informative parent manual are both available at Parents are encouraged to register their children for the Par 3 Series in addition to after-school programming to enhance their developing skills in a fun, competitive atmosphere.

“Getting a new year started is always exciting for our staff because we know how much the children enjoy our programming,” The First Tee of the Triad CEO Mike Barber said. “It seems like it was just yesterday that (PGA TOUR golfer) Chesson Hadley helped us present our 2015 awards last November, but here we are about to start a new season. We’ve come a long way since our chapter was founded back in 2007; we have 16 locations throughout the Piedmont Triad, and we can potentially improve the lives of thousands of children every year. That’s why we love what we do at The First Tee of the Triad.”

Spring classes begin the week of April 4 at The First Tee of the Triad locations throughout the Piedmont Triad; weekday classes begin at 4:30 and end at 6 p.m. Classes run eight weeks, but a ninth week could be added if necessary for weather-related make-ups. Eagle classes will last 10 weeks. After-school programming is $75 for the session.

All participants, new or returning, are required to register for classes in order to guarantee their spaces. Information on registration and scholarships for all classes is available at 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

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 The First Tee’s Honorary Chairman since the organization’s inception in 1997 and now serves as the Honorary Chair Emeritus.

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Contact: Mike Barber
The First Tee of the Triad