September Newsletter:  Pebble Beach Raffle, National Opportunities, Partnership with Golf Galaxy
and Exciting Growth for our Chapter

National Opportunities with The First Tee   

The First Tee junior golf program doesn't just get kids on the course, it offers them exciting opportunities for growth. With the help of national corporate partners, our home office hosts a series of events to our more advanced participants, allowing them to meet new people from chapters across the country, play some golf, achieve greatness, and show off our nine core values in action. 
Below are just some of the national opportunities for participants to apply to throughout the year; keep an eye out for the 2019 application deadlines to be announced!
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Tickets on Sale for Annual Pebble Beach Raffle 

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.  

Exciting Growth for Our Chapter

Enrollments in our classes are up across the board this year, from 682 in 2017 to 757 total  registrations this year. And for the very first time, we have filled every PLAYer/Par class this fall except the girls-only classes, which are 72% filled. 

Thank you to all who spread the word about our high-quality life skills programs. We will be looking into running more classes at more locations (and hiring more coaches!). 

Sponsor Call: New Branded Shirts for Participants

Would your company like to help grow The First Tee of Howard County?

Our participants often play at other golf courses in The First Tee or other organized events (Metro Tour events, MAPGA or other Junior Tournaments), or in events like Drive, Chip and PuttĀ© Competitions where the appearance of our First Tee logo worn by our best possible advertisements--our participants--has the potential to broaden interest in The First Tee of Howard County. Today, there are still many adults who have no idea what First Tee is, how it differs from other youth sports organizations, or even how it is markedly different from other junior golf programs. The appearance of our participants in brightly colored, neat First Tee polos is likely to capture these adults' attention, perhaps lead to greater interest, and help us grow the game of golf.

As a 501(c)(3) organization, we work to keep fees low in order to allow maximum participation in our programs without the expenses that come with other youth sports programs. We also offer tuition relief where needed, unlike most other golf programs. 

New Partnership with Golf Galaxy

We are delighted to announce that  Golf Galaxy is a new partner supporting our youth development programs. Our chapter looks forward to including the golf experts from Golf Galaxy at future events.

Unfamiliar with Golf Galaxy? Our  local store is located right in Elkridge at 6650 Marie Curie Drive. 

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Fairway Hills Golf Club , 5100 Columbia Road
Columbia MD 21044
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