20 FOR 20 – #11

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20 Posts for 20 Years Series – Post #11

Imagine a world where the great minds of surrounding The First Tee chapters came together and formed a mini-tour series so that their participants could gain tournament experience in a fun, safe and entry-fee environment. Well, that happened in 2009 with the birth of The First Tee Metro Tour.

We owe all the credit to Associate Director of The First Tee of Howard County at the time for this incredible idea. Soon after its creation in 2009, The First Tee Metro Tour expanded out of Howard County to include The First Tee of Prince George’s County with a few golf courses there and the following year it grew to include us, The First Tee of Washington, DC.  Now, 10 years after its founding, The First Tee Metro Tour is a combined effort including The First Tee of Howard County, The First Tee of Greater Baltimore, The First Tee of Prince William County, and The First Tee of Greater Washington, DC. How lucky are we to participate in such a partnership with our surrounding The First Tee chapters?

The First Tee Metro Tour is only made possible through the generosity of a few people. We have our Chairman Emeritus Jack Vardaman to thank for his continued support each and every year since 2011. We also cannot go without thanking the Maryland State Golf Association and The Caves Valley Foundation. Each year, Caves Valley Golf Club hosts a Metro Tour event that also includes a clinic from their golf professionals.

In 2012, there were just 10 events held and this year, there were 20 events with participants registered. The Metro Tour has grown significantly since 2009 and we could not be more proud to be a part of this unique opportunity with our surrounding The First Tee friends!

 

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