The First Tee® of South Central Wisconsin to host home site in Madison Parks Monona Golf Course

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 8:35am

Madison, WI | Madison Parks pleased to announce that the Golf Madison Parks has joined forces with The First Tee® of South Central Wisconsin to host the chapter's home site at Monona Golf Course and to make affordable access to golf available to all area youth!

The First Tee® is an international youth development organization that utilizes golf to teach all kids skills that will benefit them for life. The mission of The First Tee is: to 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.

The First Tee® golf coaches and instructors are trained to integrate seamlessly into their technical golf instruction nine core values Courtesy, Good Judgment, Respect, Confidence, Honesty, Integrity, Perseverance, Responsibility and Sportsmanship-values and skills that are beneficial to participants both on and off the course!

"We are pleased to partner with The First Tee," says Kevin Briski, Madison Parks Superintendent. "We look forward to the growth of this program, and our continued investment in quality golf programs for our residents and visitors."

A generous scholarship program is available through The First Tee® program. Please note: If your child qualifies for the free or reduced lunch program at school, he or she is eligible for a scholarship in The First Tee®. Even if your child does not qualify for the reduced or free lunch program, he or she may qualify for a program scholarship. Scholarship questions may be directed to Joni Dye,

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• National - The First Tee website:
• Questions about The First Tee® program and scholarships? Please email or call (608) 354-9875

Come out to Monona Golf Course to see for yourself just how "junior-friendly" the course is. While you're there, gather information on junior golf spring and summer lessons series for kids from 6-17 years of age. Meet the golf instructors and learn more about opportunities available to participants of The First Tee®, such as leadership and business forums and academies and college scholarships. Learn how the collaboration between the City of Madison and The First Tee® allows us to offer participants deeply discounted practice and playing opportunities!

For further information The First Tee® of South Central Wisconsin, volunteer opportunities with this program, and The First Tee's fundraising golf tournament on July 18, 2011, please contact Joni Dye, Executive Director of the chapter at


  • Ray Shane(608) 838-3920
  • Joanne Dye(608) 354-9875