Our February newsletter: meet one of our chapter's stars, reminder to register for spring session and purchase your tickets for the 10th Annual Taste for the First Tee

April 21, 2017
Spring session begins; register now

April 27, 2017
10th Annual Taste for The First Tee at Turf Valley Resort
Q&A with Isabel Trojillo

For Ace-level player Isabel Trojillo, The First Tee of Howard County has been much more than just a golf program. Read our recent Q&A with the junior at Centennial High School to hear in her own words how the program has impacted her since joining at age ten.

Q: Why did you first get involved with The First Tee?
A:  When I was 10 years old, I grew an interest in golf and started learning and playing the game. My parents and I wanted to take it a step further and looked for programs to improve my understanding and skills, and along came The First Tee.

Q: Did playing with The First Tee motivate you to also get involved with your school's golf team?
A:  The First Tee had a huge influence on me joining Centennial's golf team, which is something I am extremely grateful for. My greatest accomplishments for my high school career were consistently qualifying for the county and district tournaments each year. During my most recent season, my coach assigned me as the team captain, which I was very humbled and honored by. I placed third at the county and district level, and qualified to play at the state tournament. After two grueling days of cold and windy golf, I was among the only two girls from Howard County to make the cut to play in the final day. It was a very memorable experience, one that I was take and learn from as I enter my senior year. 

Registration Open for Spring Session

Registration for our Spring 2017 session is now open on our website, as well as in-person at our office at Fairway Hills. Classes begin on April 21.

We're looking forward to seeing many familiar faces again this spring and welcoming new ones. Please spread the word to any local friends whose children may be interested in participating. There are opportunities for boys and girls ages 5-18, including co-ed and girls-only classes, as well as classes for students with special needs. 
Tickets on Sale for Taste for The First Tee

Our 10th Annual Taste for The First Tee is just a little more than two months away! Tickets are on sale on our website, and include  tastes' of delicious foods donated by some of Howard County's best restaurants, open bar, live and silent auctions, and a live jazz band at Turf Valley's Grand Ballroom on April 27 from 6-9pm. 

Thank you to the following restaurants who will generously be donating delicious bites:
Tino's Italian Bistro
Shannon's Saloon
Grill 620
Nora's Kabob
Ten Oaks Tavern

Sponsorship opportunities are also still available. 
Van Fundraising Still Underway

If you haven't had a chance to donate to our fundraising campaign for a chapter van, there's still time! We are so appreciative of everyone who has contributed so far. By purchasing a van, our chapter will be able to provide much needed transportation for participants from school to our program, allowing more students to reap the benefits of The First Tee. To make a donation, simply visit our Donate page and write "Van" in the notes section. 
The First Tee of Howard County |  410-730-1114     thefirsttee@columbiaassociation.org | www.thefirstteehowardcounty.org 
Fairway Hills Golf Club , 5100 Columbia Road
Columbia MD 21044
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