The First Tee is an internationally recognized youth program that introduces the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. The learning program focuses on nine core values – honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment.
For many of our participants, The First Tee program will be a new experience. In addition to meeting other young people from different backgrounds, they will be exposed to golf in a fun environment of learning the game, etiquette, and rules of this lifetime social sport.
The Kiwanis Sunrisers organization is the main sponsor of the program working with the Swinomish Golf Links under the First Tee program authorized by The First Tee National Organization.
Anacortes Kiwanis Sunrisers - First Tee
On August 16th this year we held our third annual scramble golf tournament at Swinomish Golf Links. We were excited to include our best students who participated by playing in the tournament with the other golfers demonstrating all of the core values and the golf skills they have learned in the program. It was an exciting day for all of the people involved. Below are some of the foursomes and other pictures from the day's events.
Aaron Remus, Jim Stewart, Mike Matheson, Mike Painter
Benji Collins, Brendan Hodgson, Conner, Quinn Millard
Jane Bellinghurst, John Gunn, Tom Stockton, Tom Lebovsky
Dean Maxwell, Jim Roe, Mike Webb, Bob Hereford
Erica Carr, Virginia, Dana, Rachale
Clyde Hutton, Karl Dresen, Kerry Wilcox, Kjell Carlsen
Andy Carr, Cindy Anderson, Tim Eslick, Todd Anderson
Gary Brand, Brian, Mike Carlson, Tom Tiland
Ashly Bruland, Emma, Jonathan Niva, Piper Raupp
Bob Felder, Brad Tully, John Walgamott, Kelly Schols
George Andrews, Dick Burke, Steve Daly, Paul Babington
Three of our many capable volunteers.
Last minute fine tuning.