Learn To Golf Program For Kids

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There’s an open house this weekend at Essex County’s oldest golf course to introduce a program that teaches golf technique and life skills to young players.

The First Tee of Essex County will hold the open house on Saturday, March 27, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Essex County Weequahic Golf Course in Newark.

“The First Tee is a nationally recognized program that uses the game of golf to teach leadership and life skills to young men and women,” says Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.

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During the open house, kids can get free golf instructions and tips from professional golfers from the New Jersey section of the Professional Golf Association and information about The First Tee’s programs, including its summer schedule. In addition, visitors can also sign up for The First Tee’s six-week spring program which begins April 10 and continues through June 26. Registration is $25 per student, although the program says students are not turned away based on their ability to pay. The First Tee program in Essex County is supported by the NJPGA and The First Tee of Metropolitan New York. For more information, please send inquires to [email protected].

Essex County partnered with The First Tee in 2006 to build a three-hole golf facility for young people at Weequahic Park. The First Tee offers individual classes on Saturdays and Sundays and school and group lessons after school during the week. Essex County provides free golf for The First Tee participants at off peak hours. Over 1,000 children participated in classes and clinics at the facility in 2009.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]

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