Happy Independence Day from Classic Swing Golf School in Myrtle Beach! The Week of the Fourth is always a fantastic time at the beach with families, festivals, parades, concerts, and displays of fireworks in the night sky.
If you're not golfing or practicing this week, perhaps you will be watching on TV. Take a look at The First Tee Tournament. From www.firsttee.org:
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (June 26, 2012) – Golf’s greatest legends will tee it up with deserving participants of The First Tee as Pebble Beach Resorts welcomes guests from around the globe to the 2012 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. Taking place July 3–8 on world-famous Pebble Beach Golf Links and Del Monte Golf Course, the ninth-annual event pairs Champions Tour players with 81 of the game’s brightest junior players who have earned their spot through The First Tee, as well as 162 amateurs from around the world.
The event serves as an international showcase for The First Tee, a youth development organization with the mission to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. In addition to hosting this official Champions Tour event, Pebble Beach Company recently became a Trustee of The First Tee, the nonprofit organization’s highest donor level.
The 2012 tournament also marks the one year anniversary since the announcement of The First Tee Campaign for 10 Million Young People, a comprehensive effort to raise $100 million by the end of 2012, allowing the organization to reach 10 million additional young people between 2011 and 2017. The campaign will culminate with a special event at Pebble Beach Resorts in October 2012, in which lead donors will play alongside PGA TOUR, LPGA and Champions Tour players.
Hosted by the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, the three-day Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach will be televised internationally on the Golf Channel as The First Tee participants play alongside Champions Tour legends, including 2011 champion Jeff Sluman, Ben Crenshaw, Hale Irwin, Mark O’Meara, Nick Price and Fuzzy Zoeller.
About The First Tee
The First Tee (www.thefirsttee.org), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth development organization whose mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. With its home office at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla., The First Tee reaches young people on golf courses, in elementary schools and on military installations.
Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has introduced the game of golf and its values to more than 6.5 million young people in all 50 United States and six international locations. The First Tee is an initiative of the World Golf Foundation and its Founding Partners are LPGA, the Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR and the USGA. Shell Oil Company is The First Tee’s Founding Corporate Partner and Johnson & Johnson is its Legacy Partner. Former President George W. Bush serves as honorary chair.
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