The First Tee of Southeast Wisconsin has announced four new programming locations in partnership with the Milwaukee County Parks golf courses. The Milwaukee County Parks will offer The First Tee Life Skills Experience through its junior lesson programs during the 2017 summer at Brown Deer Park Golf Course, Dretzka Park Golf Course, Greenfield Park Golf Course and Hansen Park Golf Course.
The programs will be led by Milwaukee County Parks’ golf professionals Andrew Barrett, PGA (Brown Deer), Scott Walecki (Dretzka), Matt Ellis (Greenfield), Chet Hendrickson, PGA (Hansen) and David Labinski (Hansen). The First Tee coaches go through the program’s extensive training intended to increase the on- and off-course success of all participants. Coaches are equipped to create positive relationships that inspire young people to look to their future, set goals and discover their individual potential.
“We are excited to continue to grow our programming through the Milwaukee County Parks,” said Tom Gerke, The First Tee of Southeast Wisconsin’s program director. “Milwaukee County Parks has been a great partner and host for our programming location at Noyes Park, and we are excited about the possibilities of impacting the lives of more young people throughout the greater Milwaukee area through these four new locations.”
“The Milwaukee County Parks golf courses are proud to partner with The First Tee of Southeast Wisconsin”, said Chet Hendrickson, PGA, golf services manager for Milwaukee County Parks. “We are committed to junior golf and growing the game in Milwaukee County. Through The First Tee’s Life Skills Experience programming, we will be able to help junior golfers learn important life skills that will help them build confidence and develop responsibility and respect, all while learning the lifelong sport of golf.”
At the core of The First Tee programs are the Nine Core Values – honesty, integrity, respect, responsibility, courtesy, sportsmanship, judgment and perseverance. Program participants work through lessons that incorporate these values and help them become good golfers and even better people.