GCAA and The First Tee Team up in the Triangle
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The First Tee program held the fifth in a series of one-day events with The First Tee of the Triangle (North Carolina) Saturday, April 2 at the University of North Carolina Finley Golf Club in Chapel Hill, N.C. This event brought together collegiate players and their coaches with the youngsters from The First Tee in an effort to promote involvement between college golf and the next generation of players in the game.
The Triangle chapter brought together more than 60 participants from the ages of 9-17. The four-hour event was broken down into five rotating stations that included a wellness discussion, long, short game and putting instructions for all participants. College coaches and players conducted a question and answer session with each group as well as one-on-one instruction at each station.
Three universities, Duke, North Carolina State and host North Carolina, were represented in the 30-plus players and coaches in attendance.
“The GCAA very much appreciates the efforts by everyone involved with The First Tee chapter from the Triangle area,” said GCAA CEO Gregg Grost. “The enthusiastic participation by The First Tee participants, volunteers, student athletes and coaches all contributed to making this such a special event.”
“We are so pleased that members of the Duke, NC State, and UNC golf programs and head coaches took time out of what is a very busy time for these teams to work with the young people from The First Tee of the Triangle,” said Brandon Baker, Director of Programs for The First Tee of the Triangle. “This event is truly a memorable one, and the positive impact these players and coaches had on the participants involved will be something they will remember for a lifetime. It is fantastic to see the golf programs and athletic departments well represented here be so willing to give back to the community in which they live.”