Local Program Teaches Life Lessons Through Golf

The First Tee, a nationwide golf program, aims at teaching kid’s values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf. The program has been in Northwest Arkansas for 10 years.

Coach Michael Dryer explains how the First Tee teaches kid’s life lessons through the game.

“When you’re out playing golf, you have to keep your own score, you have to call your own penalties so honesty is big. That also translates to when you’re taking a test at school, or when your parents ask you a question at the end of the day,” he said.

The Learning Center facility features a full-length driving range, a short game center, a large bent-grass putting green, and three holes of golf.

It’s also open to the public so the community can enjoy it.

“We love the community and everything it brings to the First Tee. We’ve got a little over 800 kids that take part in the First Tee. So, we’re trying to get involved in the community as much as possible,” Dryer said.

Kids of all ages and even adults can go tee it up at the First Tee of Northwest Arkansas.

The program is having a spring carnival April 29, and more information on that can be found here.

If you would like to become a coach or volunteer, you can sign up here.

Story by UATV Reporter Chris Nunez


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