The First Tee teaches more than golf

The First Tee produces an Evans Scholar

The First Tee of South Central Wisconsin has touched the lives of thousands of young golfers – and not just teaching them how to swing a golf club.

Nearly 250 young golfers participated in the Humana Nine Healthy Habits Challenge at Yahara Hills Golf Course in Madison Wednesday.

The event featured golf tips from local pros, a nine-hole tournament and a drive, chip and putt competition.

Players also learned more about the mental and physical benefits of the game and the continuing mission of The First Tee – to build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

Senior Head Coach Brad Munn says, “Some of these kids that I’ve had– some of them this will be my fifth year with them- I can see them grow in their golf games and as a person. See how they’re doing well in school.”

“It’s very rewarding. Watching the smiles.. Watching them do something they didn’t think they could do. Watching them do something they were trying to do.. and just making the smiles. It’s a very hard game, so those few times you do smile, enjoy it!