October Newsletter: Meet & Greet with Coach Jon Johnson, Good Sports Awards, and
Pebble Beach Raffle

Meet & Greet: Coach Jon Johnson   

This month, we connected with Coach Jon Johnson, who recently received the Howard County Recreation and Parks "Good Sports" award for Coach of the Year (see article below for more details). 

Jon is celebrating his 10th year as a coach for The First Tee of Howard County, and although born in Germany while his father was stationed there with the U.S. Army, has lived in Columbia since childhood. He works as an account executive at an IT consulting firm focused on cloud solutions and security. When he's not coaching golf, playing golf or working, you can find him coaching wrestling, enjoying fantasy football and rooting for the Dallas Cowboys. 

Q: When did your love of golf begin?
A: I became interested in golf at a very young age. I was fortunate to have a father who played the game and taught me. The appeal for me was in how difficult the game. I loved being taught how to swing the club and the instant feedback you receive from the results on every swing. No matter how good you get, there is a never-ending quest to get better. Some of my fondest memories in life are of times spent with him on the course.

The First Tee Recognized at Good Sports Awards

Pictured here are Jim and Jon; Megumi was not able to attend the banquet
We are very proud to share that several of our own were recognized at the Good Sports Awards Banquet last week, held annually by  Howard County Recreation and Parks . These three individuals are each role models in the community for their dedication and hard work.

The incredibly we ll-deserving recipients were:
  • Megumi Fukuzawa, Participant of the Year
  • Jon Johnson, Coach of the Year
  • Jim Cavanaugh, Administrator of the Year
Please join us in congratulating Megumi, Jon and Jim! We are so grateful that they are part of our First Tee family. 

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Tickets Selling Fast for Annual Pebble Beach Raffle 

The clock is counting down to the Pebble Beach Raffle drawing on November 12. Don't miss your chance to help support The First Tee of Howard County, the area's premier youth golf development program -- your favorite foursome could spend this winter in paradise! 

Purchase a raffle ticket and you'll have a chance to  win the trip of a lifetime to Pebble Beach. The grand prize includes the following (for four adults):
  • Three days and two nights at The Inn at Spanish Bay
  • Play Pebble Beach and play links at Spanish Bay
  • Roundtrip airfare from BWI
  • $1,000 spending cash
Raffle tickets are just $100 each, and only 400 will be sold. Five drawings will be help on November 12 at Fairway Hills: one for the grand prize, one for $400, and three for $100. 

NEW: we now have the option to purchase raffle tickets using PayPal (even if you do not have a PayPal account, you can use this option to pay with a credit or debit card without signing up for an account).   

The First Tee of Howard County |  410-730-1114     thefirsttee@columbiaassociation.org |  www.thefirstteehowardcounty.org 
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Columbia MD 21044
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