The First Tee of Phoenix opened its 13th programming location at Augusta Ranch GC in Mesa with a grand opening ceremony Sept. 20.
“Adding this location is extremely exciting for the First Tee of Phoenix,” said Hugh Smith, executive director of the organization. “In addition to Longbow, East Valley junior golfers now have another convenient place to work on their golf skills as well as the many life skills that accompany the game.”
SWSPGA president and Augusta Ranch owner Don Rea was thrilled to have the First Tee of Phoenix at his course. “The SWSPGA and the First Tee of Phoenix have had a wonderful relationship for years and I am both excited and proud to host a programming location at Augusta Ranch,” he said.
The ceremony included special guest appearances; the “Outback Trick Shot Golf Show;” a junior clinic; free lunch; giveaways and entrance into a raffle for all who attended. The First Tee of Phoenix remains the largest chapter in the First Tee Network, impacting over 100,000 young people through programming locations like Augusta Ranch GC.