Morrill Elementary kicks off new golf program

Morrill Elementary kicks off new golf program
Posted on 01/18/2019

Morrill Elementary School kicked off a new golf program facilitated by On Par Golf and the First Tee of Greater San Antonio on Jan. 15.

This unique opportunity will offer all fourth and fifth grade students specialized golf instruction during PE classes one day a week over a 12-week period.

In addition, the program will also include an afterschool program called First Tee DRIVE (Develops Rewarding Inspiring Values for Everyone) available to a group of 22 students. This group of boys and girls will extend and build on the golf instruction and core life values that are covered during their PE class.

“This is a great opportunity for students to learn about golf,” Morrill Elementary Teacher Adam Estrada said. “Golf is a game of skill and mental preparedness, which I believe will be very beneficial to the students. I hope students will build new and stronger friendships with each other, while learning to love a new sport.”

While developing basic golf motor skills, the students will also build character and confidence through the positive personal and social values associated with the game. The program will incorporate nine core values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, perseverance, courtesy and judgement.

At the end of the program, students will also have the exciting opportunity to attend some unique events during the Valero Texas Open in April 2019.

“This program gives students the opportunity to experience something new and fun. The game of golf is not readily available for most kids so having this platform to deliver quality golf programming is priceless,” On Par Golf Owner Ray Garza said. “My hope is that these young new golfers learn the fundamentals of golf, as well as develop positive core values, that help produce not only lifelong golfers but also successful adults.”

Way to go, Morrill Tigers!

 

 

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