When it is too chilly to play golf outside, The First Tee chapter leaders become creative, offering a variety of indoor activities and events to junior golfers.
Here are a few examples of how participants have the opportunity to stay engaged and active with their chapter during the winter.
The First Tee of West Michigan offers an after-school program
During the winter, this chapter offers Homework & Hitting, a unique after-school program that helps keep students socially, academically and physically active. After finishing their homework, participants can play putting or chipping games, or work on their swing in the hitting nets. Coaches are there to help students excel in both schoolwork and their golf game.
“The Homework & Hitting program has been such a positive experience for Emilio, both academically and in his golf,” said Jess and Joan Tobar, parents of Emilio, a participant at The First Tee of West Michigan. “Our son has become more focused with the demands at school, and Homework and Hitting has reinforced what is expected from his homework assignments.”
The First Tee of Central Iowa brings golf events inside
To help melt away the winter blues, the chapter hosted the Annual Skywalk Golf Classic with proceeds benefiting The First Tee of Central Iowa. The 3.2-mile skywalk system of downtown Des Moines is transformed for this family-friendly event that features 18 holes of mini-golf, designed and built by the hole sponsors.
The First Tee of Greater Chicago partners with a local facility
Between November and February, the chapter partners with indoor facility Buffalo Grove Golf and Sports Center to offer “Winter Wednesdays,” golf classes for participants ages 7 and older.
The First Tee of Connecticut uses their indoor equipment
To keep their golf games sharp during the winter, participants can enroll in swing classes, practice on the High Definition Golf Simulator, indoor nets or putting green.
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