Rex Hospital Open hosts free junior golf clinic

By Jim Fuller

April 25, 2014

RALEIGH — On May 20, The First Tee of the Triangle will offer a free golf clinic for children ages 7-17 as part of the Rex Hospital Open Tournament week.

The instructional golf clinic is open to current and former First Tee participants and the general public. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged to participate, with the clinic running from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at TPC at Wakefield Plantation in North Raleigh.

The 2014 Rex Hospital Open marks the third year of collaboration for Rex and The First Tee of the Triangle.

The First Tee of the Triangle staff, volunteers and local PGA Golf Professionals will lead the clinic. PGA Tour Players will demonstrate shots and technique. Families will have the opportunity to attend a question and answer session with players after the clinic, with group photos and autographs to follow.

This free junior golf clinic is an early highlight of the Rex Hospital Open Tournament week.

This year marks The First Tee of the Triangle’s 10th anniversary of outstanding service in the Triangle. Since its inception, The First Tee has worked with nearly 15,000 young people in the community. Kids learn not only the game of golf, but the skills necessary for leadership and success including their Nine Core Values and Nine Health Habits.

Registration will be available beginning Monday, April 28 on The First Tee of the Triangle website, [www.thefirstteetriangle.org]www.thefirstteetriangle.org, and registration will cap at 100 participants. All participants will receive a T-shirt celebrating their involvement in the The First Tee’s Rex Hospital Open Junior Golf Clinic.

Rex charity golf has raised more than $8.5 million to support patients, programs and services at Rex Hospital. Funds raised this year will benefit Rex Heart & Vascular programs and services. For more information about the Rex Hospital Open, including volunteer opportunities and ticket options, please visit www.rexhospitalopen.com.