March Newsletter: Logan Lurie, Drive Chip Putt, Used Clubs Sale, Scott Langley Wins PGA Championship, Spring Registration Reminder, Honor Roll, Taste for The First Tee 
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April 14-15, 2018
Fairway Hills

Mid-April 2018
Fairway Hills & Affiliate Courses

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Turf Valley Resort

Friday, August 10, 2018
Fairway Hills Golf Club

Meet & Greet: Logan Lurie 

This month, we're catching up with participant Logan Lurie, a sophomore at Howard High who, in addition to playing at the ACE-level, mentors several First Tee classes, takes part in the LPGA e-Leader program, and chairs the Teen Advisory Board.
 
Q: Tell me about the national opportunities you've participated in through The First Tee.

A: Last summer I was selected to attend the First Tee National Opportunity: USGA Learning Science through Golf Academy in New Jersey.  During the five days, I worked with USGA engineers and scientists to design, build and test a device to measure green speed, visited the USGA Museum, visited Rutgers University Turf Management program, and had behind-the-ropes access at the LPGA US Womens Open. 


Drive, Chip and Putt Championship Registration Open
A PGA Competition

Calling all junior golfers ages 7-15: registration is now open for the 2019 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship! This annual, free nationwide junior golf development competition is aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf. 

Drive, Chip and Putt is a joint initiative founded in 2013 by the Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association and The PGA of America. The First Tee of Howard  County  encourages participation but is not directly affiliated with the Drive, Chip and Putt.


First Tee Alumnus Wins PGA Tour-Affiliated Championship 

© GOLFFILE / KEN MURRAY Scott Langley graduates from The First Tee to the winner's circle on the Web.com Tour.
Scott Langley, a graduate of The First Tee of St. Louis,  finished a final-round 65 and rallied to capture the  Web.com  Tour's Panama Championship on February 4, becoming the first of The First Tee alumni to win a PGA Tour-affiliated championship.

"While I had been introduced to golf before I participated in The First Tee, the program revealed to me the many values that are inherent in the game.  
The First Tee gave me opportunities to learn about confidence, to build and practice it during different programs we would do both locally and nationally, at places like The First Tee Open at Pebble Beach," Langley said.

Langley grew up playing golf at the Family Golf and Learning Center in St. Louis, and joined the local chapter of The First Tee at the age of 16. He went on to star on the University of Illinois' golf team, winning the 2010 NCAA individual championship as a junior.


2018 Taste for The First Tee Tickets & Sponsorships

2018 Taste
Our 11th Annual Taste for the First Tee is approaching on Thursday, April 26 from 6pm-9pm at Turf Valley-- tickets are available online for $50 each, which includes dinner, open bar and live music! We will also have some outstanding live and silent auction items. 

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 could be the perfect opportunity. 

Last Call for Spring Registration

Spring session starts in less than a month! If you haven't registered yet, please do so now while spots are still available. Check out the   schedules for spring, summer and fall , and sign up your child(ren) now for any or all of the three 2018 sessions. 
 
For more information, contact Coach Jim Cavanaugh at 410.730.1114 or email thefirsttee@columbiaassociation.org


January Honor Roll Report Cards 

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 your child's information if (s)he has earned A/B Honor Roll (As and/or Bs) on his/her January 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


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Columbia MD 21044
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