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Helping young golfers

Young golfers

Last month, The First Tee of Greater Seattle hosted their annual Fall Championship and fundraising event. The mission of The First Tee is " impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf."

Golf Pad, based in Kirkland, Washington donated nearly thirty units of the popular Golf Pad TAGS. The game tracking system golfers use to automatically track, analyze and improve their golf game in real-time. It's loved by golfers of all ages and skill levels.

"We proudly gave 12 of them as prizes during this past weekend’s Fall Championship. We saved them for the oldest divisions, many players in which are either playing high school golf or aspiring to in the near future, and represent the Eagle and Ace divisions of The First Tee. They are our most exemplary students in terms of golf and life skills and have been with the chapter for 2+ years, and most for 5 or more years. They were really excited and appreciative," writes Evan Johnsen, Program Director for The First Tee of Greater Seattle.

Organizations like The First Tee are bringing golf to young players. It's an important mission for the benefit of these students and the future of the sport. Golf Pad is proud to help support their goals. Technology is second nature for most students in this age group. Golf Pad saw the donation as a natural fit.

"Thank you so much for the really cool [Golf Pad TAGS] you gave out yesterday at the week 9! This is a really cool prize and something I will use often. I’m thinking about it right now as I already got to use it today when I was playing a quick 9 at Willows." -Alex, a First Tee student

The First Tee of Greater Seattle has opportunities for coaching and other volunteers. Donations of used equipment are always welcome.