Golf First Tee Program Coming To Cape Girardeau in March


The First Tee, an international organization that teaches children life skills through golf lessons, is hosting an eight-session program in Cape Girardeau starting on Mar. 4.

The First Tee of Greater St. Louis is hosting this program in conjunction with City of Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department. This program appeals to children aged 7 to 18 years-old and costs $45 per child for 8 sessions. The times and schedules of which golf courses will be participating will be released soon.

The First Tee has taught 6.5 million children worldwide since 1997. The organization’s 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.

The program teaches nine core values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance  courtesy and judgment. The First Tee says that the lessons of these core values help children be successful in high school, college and in life. The program also promotes a healthy lifestyle, and it is offered in all 50 states and in four different countries.

For more information or to register, contact Parks and Recreation at 573-339-6340, or call the First Tee of Greater St.Louis at 314-533-6400. Registration ends Feb. 28.