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MARTIN COUNTY -
The Hobe Sound and Indiantown branches of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County are working with The First Tee Treasure Coat program so the children can learn how to golf.
Trained FTTC instructors, working with the youth development staff of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County, have implemented a summer program to introduce club members to golf and the nine core values of the First Tee life skills experience: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment.
"We are extremely fortunate that the First Tee Treasure Coast has chosen us for its initial partnership in the community," said Anne McCormick, executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County.
"We have long been waiting for this opportunity, as four Boys & Girls Clubs in Palm Beach County have been involved in the First Tee program for a number of years and all have had great success with the program."
The First Tee Treasure Coast programming began June 5 when club members and FTTC instructors gathered at the clubs' Hobe Sound branch for a lesson on FTTC's nine core values and personal etiquette skills that can be honed through golf.
Eight additional sessions will be held weekly during the summer at the Clubs' Indiantown and Hobe Sound branches. Looking ahead, FTTC plans to expand into other Boys & Girls Club branches in Martin and St. Lucie counties over the next few years.
"This partnership has been a fantastic debut for our new FTTC chapter," said Andrew Hunt, chairman of the FTTC.
"We look forward to continuing to work with the young people of Hobe Sound and Indiantown over the summer and into the upcoming school year."
For more information, visit www.thefirstteetreasurecoast.org.