First Tee, a youth development program involving golf that instills life values in children and teens, will begin a six-week instruction period out at Tempest Golf Club, just off Highway 135, outside of Liberty City.

The program is for boys and girls ages seven through 17, and starts on Tuesday, June 11. There are 12 hours of instruction spread out over the six-week course, and it’s $85 for registration – full scholarships or reduced program fees are available for those with financial needs, program organizers have said.

During the course, kids will learn about golf fundamentals, chipping and putting, and they have a choice to use golf equipment that is provided, or to bring their own.

The First Tee teaches children nine core life values, as well as golf fundamentals. The nine values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment.

Playing the games involves using the golf swing that they learn.

For more information, go to thefirstteepineywoods.org, or call (903) 753-1416.

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