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Area Superintendents Provide Opportunity For Youth

Las Vegas-area youth have the opportunity to experience all the First Tee of Southern Nevada has to offer free of charge through an innovative membership program supported by golf course superintendents.

The Southern Nevada Golf Course Superintendents Association (SNGCSA) has funded 25 memberships to support youth, ages 7 – 17, through the First Tee program. The program is designed to expose youth to golf and the intrinsic values the game offers. Priority will be given to the applicants who do not have the financial resources to support membership.

“Golf is such a great activity for people young and old,” SNGCSA President Robert Wright of Canyon Gate Country Club says. “But too many youth do not have the resources to enjoy the game. As professionals who help grow the game, we believe the First Tee program is an excellent way to provide children the opportunity they could otherwise not afford. That opportunity not only features the game itself, but values such as integrity, honesty, respect, sportsmanship and others. I started playing golf at age 8 with my father, and the game has basically become a major part of my life recreationally and professionally. I am pleased that we can offer youth the same opportunities that I received.”

Youth interested in securing one of these memberships should contact The First Tee of Southern Nevada at 702-433-0626.

About the SNGCSA

The purpose of the SNGCSA shall be to provide for and enhance the recognition of the golf course superintendent as a professional, and to collect and disseminate information on a statewide basis to assist our members in providing for better maintenance and construction of our golf courses. It is an affiliated chapter of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, serving 19,000 members nationwide.

About the First Tee of Southern Nevada

The First Tee of Southern Nevada is a leading youth golf organization that enriches lives and develops better citizens, ensures that participants learn the fundamentals of golf and its inherent values by providing accessible and affordable golf experiences including the life skills curriculum based Golf Fore Kids development program, the SNJGA Jr. Golf competitive tournament program, and the Driving the Dream scholarship program for higher education.



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