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First Tee of Tri-Cities sets 2013 slate

staff report • Jan 30, 2013 at 7:25 AM

The First Tee of Tri-Cities released its schedule for its spring and summer sessions, which feature junior golf programs at four locations in the spring and six locations in the summer.The First Tee of Tri-Cities, established in 2008, is a junior development program that teaches golf while incorporating character building and life skills curriculum, the program said in a release Wednesday. Just last week, First Tee was recognized by the Tennessee Legislature and honored for its “countless positive contributions to the lives of young people.”This year's programs are available at Pine Oaks Golf Course in Johnson City, Elizabethton Golf Course, Cattails at MeadowView in Kingsport, Andrew Johnson Golf Course in Greeneville, Steele Creek Golf Course in Bristol, Tenn., and Blackthorn Club in Jonesborough.There are five levels within the program, allowing the junior golfers to advance as they progress in skill. All new students enter the program in the PLAYer level. After completion, they can advance through Par, Birdie and Eagle.Classes meet once a week for eight weeks. Cost per eight-week session is $60.Online registration opens Feb. 8. To learn more, visit the TriCitiesGolf website.

The 2013 schedules for The First Tee of Tri-Cities junior golf programs, with location, player level in parentheses, time, days and dates:SPRING Pine Oaks Golf Course (PLAYer) — 4-5:30 p.m., Mondays, March 18-May 6Pine Oaks Golf Course (Par/Birdie) — 4-5:30 p.m., Tuesdays, March 19-May 7Steele Creek Golf Course (PLAYer/Par) — 4-5:30 p.m., Tuesdays, March 19-May 7Andrew Johnson Golf Course (PLAYer/Par) — 4-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays, March 20-May 8Elizabethton Golf Course (PLAYer/Homeschool) — 9-10:30 a.m., Wednesdays, March 20-May 8SUMMERPine Oaks Golf Course (PLAYer) — 10-11:30 a.m., Mondays, June 3-July 29Pine Oaks Golf Course (Par/Birdie) — 1-2:30 p.m., Mondays, June 3-July 29Steele Creek Golf Course (PLAYer/Par) — 10-11:30 a.m., Wednesdays, June 5-July 31Andrew Johnson Golf Course (PLAYer) — 3:30-5 p.m., Wednesdays, June 5-July 31Elizabethton Golf Course (Eagle) — 9-10:30 a.m., Fridays, June 7-Aug. 2Cattails at MeadowView (PLAYer) — 8:30-10 a.m., Wednesdays, June 5-July 31Cattails at MeadowView (Par) — 10:30 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays, June 5-July 31Blackthorn at The Ridges (Birdie) — 10-11:30 a.m., Tuesdays, June 4-July 30

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