With the addition of The First Tee Youth Development Organization for kids at Red Hawk Run Golf Club, kids study the game of golf, all while building character, absorbing life-enhancing values, and learning to make healthy choices. The First Tee is a nonprofit youth development organization that strives to positively impact the lives of young people through educational programming. Red Hawk’s program is the first in Hancock County and was made possible by the John Cook Family Foundation and presenting sponsor Cooper Tire. The program is available to kids ages six through 18, though Anthony Brock, executive director of The First Tee site for Hancock County and certified First Tee Coach, said kids just outside of that age bracket are welcome too. The First Tee Cooper Tire Training Center at Red Hawk is used during the program and includes a six-hole, par three course and a driving range. It will eventually include a pavilion that will be used for group meetings and other activities related to the goals of the program. Brock said for the last session on Sept. 8, professional golfer John Cook will host a clinic for the program, while his sister, LPGA tour player Kathy Cook already worked with the kids this summer.
Red Hawk Run, 18441 U.S. 224.
The program began June 30, and goes through September 8 from 5:30 to 7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Cost is $48, but after August 11, the amount will decrease for the remaining sessions.
www.redhawkrun.com to sign up. Call Anthony Brock with questions at 419-894-4653.