The First Tee and GCAA Team Up for Junior Clinic in Sacramento
Sacramento, CA - The First Tee program and the GCAA held the third program of the fall in a series of one-day events with The First Tee of Greater Sacramento Sunday, November 13. The event was held at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex. This event brought together collegiate players and their coaches with junior golfers from The First Tee in an effort to promote involvement between college golf programs and the next generation of players in the game.
Angie Dixon, The First Tee of Greater Sacramento Executive Director, commented on the day’s activities. “What a fabulous day for our youth. The college coaches and players were very engaged with our juniors and offered a great deal of thoughtful instruction and guidance. We very much appreciated them taking the time to inspire and educate our juniors. We look forward to the opportunity to have another day like this next season.”
College coaches and players from the University of California-Davis, the University of the Pacific, and Sacramento State University conducted golf instructional stations covering long and short game and putting. The more than 100 junior participants in the event also received guidance on wellness and were able to ask questions in an open session with the players and coaches in attendance.
“On behalf of the GCAA I want to sincerely thank everyone at The First Tee of Greater Sacramento, as well as the players and coaches from UC-Davis, Pacific and Sacramento State for their work in putting on the youth clinic this past weekend,” said GCAA CEO Gregg Grost. “This was one of the largest groups of participants we have ever had at an event, which is wonderful.”