Foundation

Local First Tee Participants Visit USGA Museum for Important Exhibit

MGA Member Spotlight: Greg Scott

First Tee of Metropolitan New York holds Interview Seminar

First Tee of Metropolitan New York holds Interview Seminar

BRONX, N.Y. (February 11, 2012) - On Saturday, February 11th, 20 participants from The First Tee of Metropolitan New York (TFTMNY) gathered at Mosholu Golf Course in the Bronx for an interview practice seminar as part of TFTMNY’s Path to College program. Designed to help high school students gain insight into the college application process, attendees received tips on interviewing and took advantage of mock interview sessions conducted by volunteer members of TFTMNY’s Young Benefactors.

MGA Member Spotlight: Gary Lehman

MGA Member Spotlight: Gary Lehman

Name: Gary Lehman
Hometown: Danbury, Conn.
Club: Richter Park Golf Course
Age: 63
Handicap Index: 6.2

Renaissance Girl Rohini Rudra

First Tee Young Benefactors 2012 Kickoff Event at Drive 495

First Tee Young Benefactors 2012 Kickoff Event at Drive 495

NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 24, 2012) – On Tuesday, January 24, The First Tee of Metropolitan New York Young Benefactors hosted its 2012 Kickoff Event at Drive 495, the Manhattan golf and fitness center hosting The Met Golfer Makeover, which is owned by two-time  MGA Jerry Courville Sr. Player of the Year Joe Saladino and his brother, Don.

First Tee of Metropolitan New York Introduces "Path to College" Series

First Tee of Metropolitan New York Introduces "Path to College" Series

BRONX, N.Y. (January 9, 2012) - On Saturday, January 7th, more than 30 First Tee Metropolitan New York participants gathered at Mosholu Golf Course in the Bronx for the second seminar in The Path to College series. Designed to help high school students gain insight into the college application process, students were provided tips on how to build a solid resume.

Spring Forward: MGA Educational Forums Kick off the Season

GOLFWORKS Profile: Mechanic in the Making

GOLFWORKS Profile: Mechanic in the Making

By Jeff Day

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. (December 21, 2011) - Leewood Golf Club in Eastchester, N.Y., is home to GOLFWORKS alumnus Herman “Trapper” Van Dunk, who has been the club’s head superintendent since 2006. In 1994, Van Dunk was one of twelve students who participated in the inaugural season of GOLFWORKS, the MGA Foundation’s student intern program, which at the time had just six Met Area clubs participating. Eighteen years later, GOLFWORKS is flourishing, with 240 deserving high school students working at 78 Met Area clubs.

First Tee of Essex County Unveils New Learning Center

First Tee of Essex County Unveils New Learning Center

NEWARK, N.J. (October 13, 2011) – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced Tuesday the unveiling of plans for the development of a 1,600-plus square foot Junior Golf Learning Center at Essex County Weequahic Park Golf Course, allowing the First Tee of Essex County to provide year-round instruction.