March 19 Spotlight: Tv’yrian Praylo

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Respect, Courtesy, and Sportsmanship all come to mind when Tv’yrian Praylo is mentioned. A 5th Grader at Southern Pines Elementary – every time he speaks to someone, “Yes, Sir” or, “Yes, Ma’am,” are most certain to follow. Tv’yrian somehow finds time t...

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March 5 Spotlight: Georgia Chivers

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Georgia Chivers, aka Blu, is a 5th Grader at Irwin Intermediate School in Fort Bragg, NC. She is a year into her participation with The First Tee of the Sandhills programs at Stryker Golf Course and has officially gotten ‘the bug.’   The golfing bug, that is.   At the age of 11...

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February 19 Spotlight: Sam Nail

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Samuel Nail aka. Sam is an Eagle Level Participant in The First Tee of the Sandhills and a Senior at Union Pines High School. Leading up to Sam’s senior year, he chose to forego applying for The First Tee’s National Opportunities in favor of summer school. Yes, summer school! But not wha...

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February 5 Spotlight: Carmen Monge

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Carmen Monge, a 4th Grader at New Century International Elementary in Fayetteville has been attending The First Tee of the Sandhills for a year and a half via our programs at Gates Four Golf & CC. When asked to reflect on The First Tee, her answer is short and sweet: I LOVE IT! It’s not &h...

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January 22 Spotlight: Allison Robinson

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Allison Robinson has been actively attending The First Tee of the Sandhills since 2014, following in the footsteps of her older sister and brother. She is in 10th grade via a home school program where she is active in the National Honors Society. When studying, her favorite subject is American Histo...

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Learning Science Through Golf Academy

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This year, The First Tee home office added a new national participant opportunity – the USGA “Learning Science Through Golf” Academy. It’s a four-day academy this July in Far Hills, NJ that includes interactive lessons and experiments, each illuminating various Science, Technology, Engineeri...

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Pinecrest student attends national First Tee event

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This week, Pinecrest High School Junior, Sophie Hirtle, was selected to attend The First Tee National Life Skills and Leadership Academy in East Lansing, Michigan from July 26 to August 1. Sophie will join more than 90 juniors from The First Tee, ages 14 – 17, to participate in this national event...

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The First Tee golfer participates in national academy

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Recently, Courtney Jingle, a rising Senior at Pinecrest High School, was selected as one of 24 female participants, nationwide, from The First Tee chapter network to participate in the inaugural John Deere Drive Your Future Academy. It’s a four-day academic, career and leadership development acade...

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