August brings to our club one of our favorite events of the year The First Tee Mentor Outing sponsored by our men’s group, The Keepers, in conjunction with of the First Tee of Montgomery County. It is a day of field activities for the kids and volunteers that includes clinics with our club pros, a peanut-free picnic lunch, and some course time on the zoysia with the kids.
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Our youngest volunteers- brothers working for mitzvah points
Keepers and friends were interested observers and cat herders
Encouragement….this is called a mentoring outing for a reason
Clinics run by our professionals…close up and personal
It is all about these kids and their love of the game
All smiles chilling over turkey, tuna, apples and yes….cookies…very good cookies
Some fairway time with friends and making some putts
Certificates and stuff to take home
What ensued were ooooos and aaaahs for the personalized Keepers bag tags and an open market trading session for Titlests and Callaways from the goodie bags.
Special thanks to Woodmont Country Club for hosting, Conner, Geoff, Trillium, and Andy for running the show, the board of the First Tee of Montgomery Country for their help in getting us the participating kids, Steve and Moe for administrating the event, and our over 25 volunteers of Keepers, Woodmont Friends, and others from the First Tee Program who made it a fun and memorable day for all.
(photos courtesy of Melanie Padgett Powers/S. Keller/M. Dweck)