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The First Tee of Sarasota/Manatee

October 13, 2009 Junior Golf, Sarasota No Comments

The First Tee of Sarasota/Manatee announces their Fall program

FTLogoThe First Tee offers both a Golf and Life Skills Experience. Participants learn many valuable lessons, including the importance of maintaining a positive attitude, how to make good decisions by thinking about the possible consequences, how to define and set goals, and how to transfer the positive values of golf to everyday life. To register or for more information visit www.thefirstteesarasotamanatee.org or call 941-993-0046.

The First Tee Sarasota Manatee offers “on-going” enrollment for all their classes held after-school, Saturday AM’s and Thursday AM’s for Home-School students! Fall classes have begun, but it’s never too late to enroll, as they accept new students at anytime during the year.

David B. Windsor, PGA
Director, The First Tee Sarasota/Manatee
www.thefirstteesarasotamanatee.org
P (941) 685-0109

Tony Panico
Sarasota Golf

Popularity: 4% [?]

Greater Sarasota Junior Golf Association

October 13, 2009 Junior Golf, Sarasota, Venice No Comments

Greater Sarasota Junior Golf Association

Sarasota Junior Golf AssociationThe summer of 2009 was a busy one for GSJGA members! Our normal summer program includes S.N.A.G. (Starting New At Golf), Fun Camps, Mini-Tour (Beginners), Futures Tour (9-Holers – Regular & Modified Divisions) and Regular Tour (18-Holers). In 2008, we added the Elite Junior Tour (EJT), which enables junior golfers (GSJGA members and non-members) to compete in events that offer both affordability and Junior Golf Scoreboard points. This past summer, we held 4 of these two-day tournaments.

UPCOMING EVENTS – GSJGA HOLIDAY JUNIOR AMATEUR will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2009. Golf will begin with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun. The field will be limited to 30 teams. Teams will consist of 1 junior golfer and 4 amateurs. The format will be a scramble. The cost for the golf, cart, and tee gift, lunch and awards banquet is $100 per person. Proceeds benefit the GSJGA. For more information on this event please visit our Website, sarasotajuniorgolf.com.

The 2010 GLENN MCCLAIN MEMORIAL WINTER TOURNAMENT SERIES (WTS) schedule is currently being set. This will include one 9-Hole and one 18-Hole tournament per month from January to May. GSJGA members and non-members are eligible to compete. Our schedule and registration forms will be posted on our website in December.

Tony Panico
Sarasota Golf

Popularity: 4% [?]

U.S. Kids Local Tour Comes to Sarasota, Florida

October 13, 2009 Junior Golf, Sarasota No Comments

U.S. Kids Summer Local Tour

In every sport, the engine that ignites a player’s heart is the desire to compete. Competition at any level makes golf Kids Local Tourmore fun. The U.S. Kids Golf Local Tours are created to provide boys and girls, ages fourteen & under (minimum age 5), the opportunity to advance their skills in the game in age appropriate competition without having to take the time, and incur the costs of having to travel long distances. The Local Tours are part of U.S. Kids Golf’s overall mission: to help kids have fun learning the lifelong game of golf at an early age and to encourage family interaction that builds lasting memories.

The U.S. Kids Summer Local Tour came to the Sarasota area for the first time this summer and it was well received. Tournament Director, Tony Panico, states that the tour averaged almost 40 kids per event. “With the help of my fellow PGA Professionals, we were able to get the kids out to compete on some of the best courses in town” says Tony. They played courses like River Wilderness C.C., Plantation C.C.,  The Meadows C.C., The Venetian Golf & River Club to name a few. “Working with and watching these kids play is very rewarding. The games future looks bright and it’s scary to see how good these kids are at such a young age. The future looks bright for the U.S. Kids Golf Tour. To learn more about their summer local tours please visit their website at: www.uskidsgolf.com.

Tony Panico
Sarasota Golf

Popularity: 3% [?]