January Newsletter: Coach's Corner, A/B Honor Roll Submissions, DRIVE Program and Taste for The First Tee Sponsorship Opportunities

Thursday, April 26, 2018
The Taste for The First Tee
Turf Valley Resort

Coach's Corner: Why Should Participants Stick with The First Tee?

Hi, and happy new year to the parents and participants of The First Tee of Howard County! As I start to write this, it's barely 16 degrees outside, so there is no golf going on today, but as always, we are thinking about your participants, and the role that keeping them in the program plays in making them better individuals and better golfers: "Good Golfers, Better People!"

I have spoken with several parents over the past year as I have been filling in as Program Director, and find that I answer many similar questions about participants' rate of advancement through the program. I have dealt with this in past articles in this space by spelling out the three main requirements for progression: proper age for the next level, successful completion (80 percent scores) on the academic tests of Golf and Life Skills knowledge, and successful completion of the golf skill and playing requirements at succeeding levels, all of which are required to move forward. Those are the objective markers we look at for progression in The First Tee, but they are by no means the only measures of progress or success in the program.

Calling All Honor Roll Students

Twice a year, The First Tee nationally recognizes participants for outstanding academic achievement. We invite parents to use a new form on our website to submit their child's information if (s)he has earned A/B Honor Roll (As and/or Bs) on their report card. We will then recognize your child's achievement with a certificate signed by The First Tee's CEO.
For more information, contact Coach Jim Cavanaugh at 410.730.1114 or email thefirsttee@columbiaassociation.org

Program Spotlight: DRIVE -  The First Tee in 
After-school Programs

We believe our values extend beyond the golf course, which is why we launched a program to meet youth where they spend time. With eleven million young people unsupervised between 3 and 6 p.m., after-school programs are vital to children and families alike nationwide. The First Tee DRIVE offers a fun, engaging experience for youth to understand Nine Core Values at youth organizations, like the Boys & Girls Club, recreation centers and the YMCA. Locally, our chapter reached hundreds of K-5 students in six Howard County before and after school programs last year, and will add four more locations in 2018.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available for 
2018 Taste for The First Tee

If your business or group is looking for a way to support our unique youth development program this year while gaining exposure among local community leaders, a sponsorship of our 11th Annual Taste for The First Tee (April 26, 2018) could be the perfect opportunity. Sponsorships are available across a range of budgets. The link below outlines the ways you can get involved and be part of this important fundraiser for our program.

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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