Monomoy Middle School Golf team completes its inaugural season with First Tee
The Monomoy Regional Middle School Golf Team participated in a new partnership this year with the world of professional golf. The MRMS golfers were joined by The First Tee of Massachusetts for its Fall golf sessions. Monomoy Middle School is the only middle school in the region to collaborate with the First Tee program.
First Tee works to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
In additional to training and practice on how to play the game of golf, the First Tee Life Skills Experience is one of the unique features that makes it stand apart from other youth initiatives and junior golf programs. It helps young people develop character by focusing on The First Tee Nine Core Values: honesty; integrity; sportsmanship; respect; confidence; responsibility; perseverance; courtesy; and judgment. By participating in First Tee, kids are introduced to these core values, which are incorporated throughout the program. Parents are encouraged to reinforce these behaviors by talking about them, what they mean and what these behaviors can look like at home.
The MRMS Golf Team met three times a week at Cranberry Valley Golf Course to practice their skills and discuss the character values. The golfers were led by MRMS coaches Gordon Napier and Jeremiah Nickerson, as well as First Tee coach Kyle Harris. The MRMS Spring golf team will also participate in the First Tee program.