The Keepers of Woodmont Country Club sponsored our third annual mentoring outing today with the refreshing kids of the First Tee of Montgomery County program. Close to 25 kids and 20 Keepers and spouses shared a wonderful day of fun and friendship. Despite the dire predictions of the Doppler weather gurus the 50% chance of dry prevailed and the program went on without a drop of rain.
(photos courtesy of Rita Mhley of Mhley/Davis & Associates)
Kris Tschetter, the quasi-retired LPGA pro, was gracious enough to be with us and run clinics on the range and at the Sidney Harman Short Game area. Her sparkling smile and enthusiasm brightened the day for all of us and her lessons were equally valuable to the kids and adults who listened with rapt attention.
Vineet did not need much tutoring……..
Saige has sound fundamentals as well…..
Kris makes a little tweak that should help……
Closest to the pin………..Ana wins!!
Kris explains to the kids the right way to hit pitch shots…….
And bunker shots……..
And then demos the technique…….
Bobby and Max give it a go on grass……
And then out of the sand……
Madison has it down like an old pro…….
Exactly who is mentoring who here……….
Harriet takes matters into her own hands……
Freaky tells Emily it is just back and through…..
Rusty refines Sabrina’s hand action……
Steve says four within the leather and then we are done……..
Workin’ the hands and wrists as a unit………
Imani, Brandon, Britney, and Saige in a little competition…….
The happy foursome after some on course time…….
After a picnic lunch the afternoon was completed with an hour and a half of course time with the kids. You would be amazed at their ability to play and their comprehension of the etiquette of the game as well. The First Tee program does a great job in conveying
to these kids the full basket of what this great game is about.
Kommander Keller leads the klean-up…he does windows too!!
Great Event! My son Frank had a blast, and learned a lot. Time to get to the course with him!
Thanks to all for a great program!
It is our pleasure to provide this opportunity for the kids and support the fine work The First Tee is doing introducing them to the game and all it’s positive attributes.