The First Tee of Cleveland announces program line-up for 2016

Programs teach young people ages 6-18 Life Skills, Golf Skills, Core Values and Healthy Habits through Golf
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CLEVELAND - March 13, 2016 - PRLog -- The First Tee of Cleveland has announced its program schedule for 2016. The mission of the local non-profit organization is to positively impact the lives of young people ages 6 to18 from Greater Cleveland by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Registration is ongoing and open now for spring, summer and fall classes at all locations. Sign up before the classes fill.

Spring Open House - Saturday, April 9
Come see what The First Tee excitement is all about and the positive impact the programs have on young people. Open Houses take place at all chapter locations on April 9. Learn about the program, meet the coaches and enroll for 2016. Bring a buddy, tour the facility and hit some golf shots! Open House sessions are free of charge and open to all youth ages 6-18 and their families. For more information, contact Roberta Jones at 216.641.7799 or

Open House Times and Locations:
· 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Washington Golf Course (main campus), 3841 Washington Park Blvd., Newburgh Heights  44105
· 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - The Links Golf Course, 26111 Johns Road, Olmsted Township 44138
· 10:00 a.m. - Noon - Briardale Greens Golf Course, 24131 Briardale Avenue, Euclid  44123
· 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Windmill Golf Center, 1511 E. Aurora Road (State Route 82), Macedonia  44056

The First Tee of Cleveland Summer Camp - weekly, June - August
New and experienced playerswill enjoy a combination of practice ("skills n drills" station activities) and on-course play led by The First Tee Coaches and volunteers. Each day will include activities from The First Tee Life Skills Experience curriculum: exploring golf skills, life skills, core values and healthy habits; and on-course play. The First Tee provides clubs if needed. Healthy drinks and snacks are included. Days: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - Noon. Dates: June 6-10; June 13-17; June 20-24; June 27-July 1; July 11-15; July 18-22; August 1-5.

The First Tee of Cleveland Summer Camps areopen toages 8-18. New and experienced golfers are welcome. The cost is $100 per camp; scholarships may be available uponrequest. Camp takes place at The First Tee's main campus:  Washington Golf Course, 3841 Washington Park Blvd., Newburgh Heights. There is a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 16 for each camp. Register online or for more information, contact Roberta Jones at 216-641-7799 or

The Patty Wood Girls Leadership Academy Spring Program: April 9-May 14
The Patty Wood Girls Leadership Academy (PWGLA), established in 2014 to honor Patty Wood, recognizes her commitment to girls, golf and leadership. Designed for girls ages 12-14, the Academy gives girls the chance to work together with their peers to discover what it means to be a leader. They dare each other to set leadership goals and experiment with new skills. The girls present their ideas about what it means to stand up and speak up as leaders and participate on a Q&A leadership panel.

Through top-notch instructors and guest speakers, PWGLA brings together The First Tee's Life Skills Experiences with special leadership-focused topics designed to help girls explore the mind / body / spirit (MBS) connection. Upon completing the program, girls have the opportunity to put their leadership skills into action as PWGLA mentors, also gaining project management experience when they help plan and implement community outreach and learning enrichment events and activities.

The registration fee is $100. Limited scholarships are available. The program, held at Washington Golf, runs from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on:  April 9, April 16, April 23, April 30, May 7 and May 14 (parents are invited and encouraged to attend the final session). Registration is first-come, first-serve; only 20 girls are accepted. Dates for the Fall program will be announced soon. Register online, or contact Roberta Jones at 216-641-7799 or to learn more.

LPGA-USGA Girls Golf: Fridays and Saturdays, June 11-August 6
A unique golf initiative for junior girls, ages 8 and older, LPGA-USGA Girls Golf provides quality golf instruction led by trained coaches from The First Tee. Not only are these coaches experts in taking girls from beginner to advanced golfers, they also specialize in creating experiences; and on-course play that show girls how much fun golf really is. Visit the website to register or learn more.

LPGA-USGA Girls Golf members learn more than just the game of golf. Instructors empower them with confidence and teach them valuable life skills. From leadership skills to inspiring healthy living, the Five E's of Girls Golf are implemented to Empower, Enrich, Engage, Exercise and Energize girls through the game of golf. All classes held at The First Tee of Cleveland main campus, Washington Golf Course. Fridays 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and Saturdays 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., June 11 - Aug 6. Cost is $75.00, Enrollment is limited to 20 students.

The First Tee of Cleveland Winter Caddie Class - March 2017
Now in its third year, The First Tee's Caddie Class teaches participants caddying basics to fully prepare young people ages 13-18 to secure Caddie jobs at local clubs. Training is hands on and activity based; and coaches are prepared to prospective facilitate employment opportunities. Check our website in January, 2017 for details. For questions, contact Coach Brian McFarland at 216-641-7799 or

To register or learn more about all programs, visit

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