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Registration Open for The First Tee of Eastern Michigan’s Junior Golf Program

Burton, Mich. – Registration is now open for The First Tee of Eastern Michigan’s junior golf program for kids ages 5-18 this summer beginning in June.   Five program locations will be offered in Genesee, Lapeer and Midland counties, including IMA Brookwood Golf Club (Burton), Seifert Golf Center (Grand Blanc), Lake Nepessing Golfland (Lapeer), Castle Creek Golf Club (Attica) and NEW this season Currie Golf Course, Midland. Additional programs and play days will also run this summer at Swartz Creek Golf Course in Flint.

The First Tee offers programs from Certified Instructors that teach the fundamentals of the game of golf.  Fun activities are included in each lesson plan to teach proper technique and rules and etiquette while emphasizing the Life Skills, Core Values and Healthy Habits of The First Tee, values that are all inherent to the game of golf.

“The First Tee Life Skills Experience is one of the unique features that differentiate The First Tee from other youth enrichment and junior golf programs,” explained Joe Simpson, PGA Professional and Program Director of The First Tee of Eastern Michigan.  “It helps young people develop character by focusing on our Nine Core Values (honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment).  These values are continually woven into the daily golf instruction.  As participants work on different golf skills through practice and playing golf, they discover how skills essential to success on the golf course can help them flourish in life,” added Simpson.

The First Tee of Eastern Michigan provides junior golf programming to kids 5 – 18 years of age.  Registration fee for the summer programs are  $100-$125 per participant and includes five weeks of instruction (classes held once a week), a tournament and season celebration banquet.

First Tee participants can play golf at little or no cost at First Tee Play Days offered during the summer at various courses.

For additional information on The First Tee of Eastern Michigan or to register for summer programming, visit the website at or call Diane Wojciechowski, Executive Director at (810) 249-7060.  Registration is also available at summer program location sites.

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