Headline: Hundreds of Bay State Youngsters Learn About Golf and Life Values During One-Day Clinics Hosted By The First Tee of Massachusetts
For Immediate Release: July 8, 2011
MGA Champion Kevin Carey was one of the many volunteers at The First Tee of Massachusetts clinic held at Dennis Highlands Golf Course.
Norton, MA — Under absolutely beautiful skies during the last week of June, The First Tee of Massachusetts made its annual visits to Westborough Country Club (Westborough, MA) and Dennis Highlands Golf Course (Dennis, MA) for a one-day instructional clinic designed to introduce kids to the game of golf.
With help from the golf staff at each location, both events were once again a huge success as the participants were provided with a learning experience that brought them to two great golf facilities.
"For years now, the MGA has been great about providing junior golf opportunities to kids on the Cape, and we're always happy to be a part of it," said Tony Day, golf professional at Dennis Highlands GC. "We appreciate being a part of any junior golf initiative and certainly this event is a great introduction for any aspiring junior golfer."
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For both events a strong team of golf professionals and volunteers helped lead the participants through various lessons in putting, chipping, full swing, rules and etiquette. In total, nearly 300 children took part in the events of June 27th and June 28th.
Included in the special group of volunteers at the Dennis Highlands Golf Course clinic were Cape Cod natives and amateur golf standouts Kevin Carey and Joe Walker, who together have won an incredible eight Seagulls Tournaments!
Shown in the photo above is Carey, who has won both the Massachusetts Mid-Amateur Championship and most recently the Massachusetts Senior Four-Ball Championship. This past spring, the 56-year-old Dennis resident retired from his delivery job with United Parcel Service and has been spending more time playing golf and bringing the joy of the game to the younger generation. Both Carey and Walker were on hand to help the participants and encourage them to get the most out of the game of golf.
"Being able to have these two events in Westborough and Dennis certainly is a treat for us, and we are grateful for the support that each golf course provides in being able to make the course available for us," said Joe McCabe, Executive Director of The First Tee of Massachusetts. "Having great relationships with MGA members clubs helps to make our program a success. We're certainly open to any MGA member club that wants to have similar events in the future that will help grow the game of golf."
Special thanks go out to those that made these events possible – Jack Negoshian (Golf Professional at Westborough CC), Paula Covino (Operating Committee Member at Westborough CC), Dexter Blois (Membership Chairman at Westborough CC), Tony Day (Golf Professional at Dennis Highlands GC), John Crook (MGA Executive Committee member), Jim Horvath (Member at Dennis Highlands GC), Jay Tracy (MGA Past President), and all of the volunteers who came out to assist.
About The First Tee of Massachusetts:
The mission of The First Tee of Massachusetts is to provide educational programs that promote character development, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.