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March 15, 2011


As part of the PGA TOUR’s national partnership with The First Tee, TPC clubs across the country have initiated a golf-ball collection program in which used golf balls are collected from golfers at the cart drop for donation to The First Tee chapters.  The balls will be used during The First Tee junior golf-instructional programs.

During the first two months of the program, more than 16,000 golf balls have been collected at 24 TPCs, including 4,600 in January at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.  TPC River’s Bend, in Maineville, Ohio, collected more than 3,500 collected in February.

“I am extremely proud of our clubs for working so diligently in support of the PGA TOUR’s ‘Together, anything’s possible’ charitable mission,” said John Hugghins, the PGA TOUR’s executive vice president of TPC Operations. “The First Tee does a phenomenal job inspiring our next generation to be their best on and off the course, and we feel privileged to have the opportunity to support their efforts.”

The First Tee is an international non-profit organization dedicated to impacting 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.

“We are appreciative of the support the PGA TOUR and its TPC Network have provided to The First Tee chapters across the country,” said The First Tee Chief Executive Officer Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. “This and other collaborative efforts with the TOUR enable us to introduce the Nine Core Values to millions of young people a year. Honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment—these are principles that can be applied on and off the golf course.”


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