Instructional Program First Tee Comes to Westchester
The program, which introduces junior golfers to the sport, is now available at the Westchester Golf Range in White Plains
Boys and girls from seven to 17 learn about golf — and life — through the First Tee of Metropolitan New York’s instruction program
The First Tee of Metropolitan New York expands its program to the Westchester Golf Range in White Plains this year. The golf instruction program — which also teaches many lessons about life — adds the Westchester location to its home at Mosholu Golf Course in the Bronx, where some 700 kids each year learn not only which end of the club to hold but how to make healthy life choices as well.
“In the Met area, there’s always been a strong emphasis on junior golf,” according to Metropolitan Golf Association (MGA) Executive Director Jay Mottola. The MGA and the Metropolitan Section of the PGA, along with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, created the program in 2002.
Programs are open to youngsters from ages 7 to 17, costs (which vary according to the schedule) are minimal, and clubs are provided for kids who don’t have their own. Instruction on how to play the game (along with its rules and etiquette) is combined with lessons in health and wellness, productive conduct, self-management, and interpersonal communications. For more information, visit www.thefirstteemetny.org.