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Young Golfers Learn Life Lesson Through First Tee

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 29 golfers aged 14-18 concluded the First Tee of Charlotte's inaugural Summer Tour Monday at The Golf Club at  the Ballantyne Resort.

"Their (golfers) overall confidence has really grown over the last summer," said Tour Director Wes Jones.

The Summer Tour began on June 6 at Cabarrus Country Club. Each golfer paid a one time $50 fee to register for the tour then a $50 per 18-hole tournament fee. However if the golfer wasn't able to pay the fee, they would be allowed to play for free.

"Anyone that fills out a financial aid request we always try and fulfill that," said Jones. 

Jones said the mission for First Tee is to teach these players the values of life.

"What we find is that through tournament golf and we teach these values through golf, they learn these values and can apply them to their everyday life," said Jones.

The First Tee has big plans for next year. They plan to increase the number of tournaments to 10 and have it model the FedEx Cup that the PGA plays under.

"The last three events of the year are sort of like playoffs," said Jones. "You would need to be in the top 20% for the first, then the field would get smaller and smaller until we crown a champion."

If you would like to learn more about The First Tee of Charlotte click HERE.

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