Lochmere Golf Club to Host Front and Back 9 Golf Classic

Real Estate CEO to Sponsor Event that Encourages Youth Entrepreneurism and Love of the Game
By: Keaton Barrow Realty
CARY, N.C. - May 20, 2021 - PRLog -- Lochmere Golf Club is teed up to host the third annual Front and Back 9 Golf Classic, benefitting the organization's Junior Golf Academy on June 12, and Michelle Keaton-Barrow, CEO of Keaton Barrow Realty, is thrilled to be a major sponsor of this event.

The classic raises needed funds for Front and Back 9 Junior Golf Academy, a non-profit community organization 501(c)(3) serving youth ages 6 through 17 in Raleigh. The program exposes youth to non-contact sports and leadership development. Since one of the barriers to engaging minorities in the game of golf is the high cost associated with learning and developing within the sport, the group's goal is to offer lessons at a more affordable rate.

"This tournament means a lot to our organization," explains Founder and Executive Director Darryel Washington. "When we started three years ago, we had a goal of getting the kids involved. One way we do that is by having youth entrepreneurs featured at the tee box of each hole so they can pitch and sell their products."

The idea of combining entrepreneurship and golf was particularly important to Keaton-Barrow, since they represent two of her passions. In addition to years spent mentoring young women and encouraging them to go into business, she is a member of the Triangle, Charlotte and Cape Fear/Wilmington chapters of the LPGA Amateur Golf Association. "This event and organization encourage our youth to get involved in entrepreneurship. It gives them the early success they need to boost their confidence. It also introduces them to a sport that will allow them to form lifelong friendships and to network effectively as they move into their chosen professions."

Keaton-Barrow notes that the Classic is more than just a golf tournament – it's truly a community event, with a youth DJ, live podcasts, a raffle and appearances by celebrities including Chris Childs with the New York Knicks and a few surprise NFL and NBA players.

With more than 30 years' experience in commercial and residential real estate, Keaton-Barrow has developed a reputation as an experienced businesswoman and a trusted expert whose knowledge of current market trends, neighborhood statistics, and insurance information is unmatched. She honed her leadership skills as a college professor, business owner and board member.
About Keaton Barrow Realty:

With offices in Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C., Keaton Barrow Realty is dedicated to providing its clients with professional service and expert advice. Their main goal is to educate the public on all matters related to residential and commercial real estate. The firm also provides international relocation services. Why wait? Live your legacy today by visiting http://www.keatonbarrowrealty.com.

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