The First Tee of the Triad Girls-Only Winter Class Registration Begins Tomorrow


GREENSBORO, N.C. – – “Baby it’s Cold Outside” may be the title of the 2014 Michael Buble’ song, but it is cold outside. And even though most people are thinking about staying warm, not playing golf, The First Tee of the Triad forges ahead with its winter programming. Registration begins tomorrow for its girls-only winter classes, the local chapter of the international organization announced today.

The girls-only class is offered at Gillespie Park Golf Course in Greensboro and Winston Lake Golf Course in Winston-Salem, and the first 20 girls ages 7-17 that register for each location will be accepted into the classes. Classes are scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 10, 17, 24 and March 3 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. The class fee is only $20.

The learning centers at both Gillespie and Winston Lake, which opened last winter, have indoor teaching facilities so these classes can go on as scheduled regardless of the weather. The Learning Centers offer classes focusing on golf skills, the rules of golf and health habits. These classes offer fun activities, indoor or outdoor, which will help the girls prepare to hit the links when conditions allow.

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.

About The First Tee of the Triad:

The First Tee of the Triad is currently operating at 18 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, DHA-Jones Crossing in Danville, Va., Gillespie Golf Course in Greensboro, Grandover Resort 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., Sapona Ridge Country Club in Lexington, 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. For additional information, please visit

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.