Charleston’s First Tee Program Offers Free Golf For Lowcountry Kids | Sports
The First Tee of Greater Charleston this week announced its “Swing it Forward Charleston” program at the Charleston Municipal Golf Course.
The golf program offers anyone 18 and under the opportunity to play for free at five Lowcountry courses – Patriots Point, Wescott Golf Club, Charleston Municipal, Berkeley Country Club and Wrenwoods Golf Course at Joint Base Charleston.
There is no registration fee and golf clubs are available for youth at participating courses. Golfers can reserve a tee time on match day. Young people are encouraged to walk to the course and adults are welcome (if playing or horseback riding adults are subject to a course fee). A video of the program is available on the First Tee website (firsteechs.org.).
Bucky Dudley, executive director of the First Tee of Greater Charleston, said First Tee, which started in Charleston in 2008, is a non-profit character education organization that reaches more than 15,000 children in school each year, at school and after school. and awareness programs.
Tracey Erwin, whose daughter Olivia is a former First Tee student who now plays golf for Limestone College, spoke at the press conference with Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg. She said First Tee was the first chance to put a golf club in Olivia’s hands and put the former James Island Charter High School student on the path to college golf.
“Her self-confidence is amazing,” said Tracey Erwin, noting how older Charleston Municipal golfers took her daughter under their wings and fed her golf. “
For more information, email Meghan Taylor, Program Director, at [email protected]
Philip Simmons HS supports First Tee
The Philip Simmons High School Golf Team continued their efforts to give back to the community through fundraising efforts with mPower.6 This season, Philip Simmons’ Golf Team raised and donated 1,000 $ at the First Tee of Greater Charleston. Last year, the team chose MUSC for their donation because the sister of a student of Philip Simmons was being treated in hospital for cancer.
CALGA with four balls
Linda Muzzy and Patricia Horton of Wild Dunes combined for a score of 77 to win the low gross title while Mary Kay Ramey and Lisa Tang of Crowfield won the low net with a score of 64 in the Charleston Area Ladies Golf Association ( CALGA) Four-Ball Tournament played at Shadowmoss.
The winners of the flight were: First – Terry Rickson-Kristen Beity, Charleston City, and Barbara Miller-Karen Snyder, Dunes West, 78 gross; Evie Wasson-Susie Koch, Dunes West, 67 net. Second – Adrienne Granger-Pamela Munyon, Shadowmoss, 81 gross; Lynne Klinkhammer-Charlene Atkins, Wescott, 71 net. Third – Suzanne Musikantow-Shawn Martini, Rivertowne, 84 gross; Pat Bigelow-Lucy Richmond, Dunes West, 67 net. Fourth – Helen Van Name-Nancy Zipter, Pine Forest, 84 rough; Teresa Schepp-Debbie Caruana, West Dunes, 67 net. Fifth – Linda Thomas-Annette Kellner, 89 years old rough; Marie Smith-Louise Koslovs, Shadowmoss, 69 net. Sixth – Sharon Chodnicki-Graceann DiMaggio, pine forest, 94 rough; Carol Dekraker-Sherry Rhinebeck, Shadowmoss, 65 net.
Another cry from Muni
The Charleston Municipal Golf Course was praised by Golf.com writer Tim Reilly on May 17 as part of the website’s Muni Monday series. With no tee time on the busy course, Reilly recently visited and hung around long enough to find an opening. His article is titled: “Down the Road from Kiawah, I Stumbled upon an Invaluable Golf Experience.”
Reilly praised the staff and golfers who greeted him, saying, “There is a strong ‘Cheers’ vibe in this community center.” Reilly says he judges the lessons with two questions: Did he have fun playing the lesson? And would he do his utmost to play it again? The answer was “yes” to both questions.
PGA Palmetto Championship Tickets
A limited number of daily field tickets are on sale for the 2021 Palmetto PGA Tour Championship which will be played June 10-13 at the Congaree Golf Club in Ridgeland. The tournament replaces the RBC Canadian Open, which was canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Daily field tickets start at $ 70 per day, Thursday through Sunday, or $ 235 for a weekly pass. Daily tickets for youth, military and first responders cost $ 40 per day, Thursday through Sunday. A weekly youth pass costs $ 140. All spectators with a ticket must purchase a parking pass for $ 20 per day or $ 50 for the week. Registration of volunteers is also open. To purchase tickets, parking passes, or to register for volunteer opportunities at the Palmetto Championship in Congaree, visit PalmettoChampionship.com.
Joe padgette, May 6, Bulls Bay Golf Club, No. 12, 121 yards, pitch wedge. Witnesses: John Cagle, Josh Malone, Keith Roberts, Jarrett Swan.
Mike Bowler, May 8, Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club, # 7, 160 yards, 9 woods. Witnesses: Jim Beaty, Larry Taylor.
Peggy brinson, May 8, Coosaw Creek Country Club, # 15, 110 yards, 9 woods. Witnesses: Pat Slagle, Cheryl Boan.
Jan Brandon, May 13, Crooked Oaks-Seabrook Island Club, # 9, 107 yards, 9 woods. Witnesses: Christine Dudzik, Nancy Beaudway, Sherri Goodwin.
Joe wiltshire, May 13, Bulls Bay Golf Club, No.7, 148 yards, 8-iron. Witness: Craig Farina.
Charles McIntosh, May 15, Charleston Country Club, No. 11, 176 yards, 7-fer. Witnesses: Chip Rini, Bud Wright, Tyler Lusk.