Kidsburgh: Programs Offer Golf Lessons & Life Lessons For All Kids

KDKA 2 CBS Pittsburgh included TGA Premier Sports on their Kidsburgh segment about golf for kids. See below for a preview of the piece and click here for the full write up.

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The golf season is in full swing, with the Masters last month and the PGA tournament this weekend.

If you’re interested in your child trying golf, some programs are making it accessible and affordable for all kids. Some national golf programs with local franchises in our area are spreading the love of the game to kids who otherwise might never have played golf, and they’re teaching life lessons along with it.

A school gym becomes a make-shift golf course, and golf simulators help kids envision the course. They are all ways to bring golf to kids who otherwise might never play. TGA Premier Sports and The First Tee both offer programs here in Pittsburgh and around the country to teach kids how to play golf, using the sport to teach values as well.

Rio Hawkins first learned golf when she was a kid in The First Tee program, and now she’s a coach.

“I was the at-risk youth that they were trying to target at the time, and I don’t know where I would be without the program,” Hawkins said. “It gave me a sense of myself. It showed me who I could be and how far I can go.”

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