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October 29, 2010

"In the Swing of Things": CCSD Students Participate In Nationwide Tour Championship Practices

First TeeOn October 26 & 27, the Nationwide Tour Championship at the Daniel Island Club hosted junior clinics during practice rounds of the tournament.  Students from Sanders-Clyde Elementary/Middle, North Charleston Elementary, and Charleston Progressive Academy, along with area junior golfers and the First Tee participants, attended clinics.

Students from these elementary schools have been learning the game of golf and life skills it teaches through the First Tee National School Program. The mission of The First Tee of Greater First TeeCharleston is to positively impact the lives of local youth by providing structured education programs that promote core values and life skills through the game of golf.  The First Tee of Greater Charleston conducts programs at area golf courses while offering outreach programs in coordination with other area non-profit organizations and elementary schools.

First TeeFor many of the students, the October event was the first opportunity to apply their newly acquired skills to the test on an actual golf course. Student transportation was provided by the Student Transportation Authority Foundation.

Junior clinic participants were able to hear inspiring stories from the Nationwide Tour Professionals, as well as receive helpful swing tips while hitting golf balls on the range beside them.  Both clinics involved ten professionals and hosted more than 100 youth each day. 

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