Las Vegas, Nevada (August 23, 2012)–Like umpires, a golf course superintendent knows he or she is doing a great job when the public is quiet. Usually the golfers and/or membership are vocal when the course isn't looking good. And that's the case for Las Vegas golf courses as it is for the rest of the world. But now, and for good reason, Southern Nevada golf course superintendents are being heard. Recently their association funded 25 memberships for The First Tee of Southern Nevada. —By Brian Hurlburt

“Golf is such a great activity for people young and old,” said Southern Nevada Golf Course Superintendent Association (SNGCSA) President Robert Wright of Canyon Gate Country Club. “But too many youth do not have the resources to enjoy the game. As professionals who help grow the game, we believe the First Tee program is an excellent way to provide children the opportunity they could otherwise not afford. That opportunity not only features the game itself, but values such as integrity, honesty, respect, sportsmanship and others. I started playing golf at age 8 with my father, and the game has basically become a major part of my life recreationally and professionally. I am pleased that we can offer youth the same opportunities that I received.”

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The purpose of the SNGCSA shall be to provide for and enhance the recognition of the golf course superintendent as a professional, and to collect and disseminate information on a statewide basis to assist our members in providing for better maintenance and construction of our golf courses. It is an affiliated chapter of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, serving 19,000 members nationwide.

The First Tee of Southern Nevada is a leading youth golf organization that enriches lives and develops better citizens, ensures that participants learn the fundamentals of golf and its inherent values by providing accessible and affordable golf experiences including the life skills curriculum based Golf Fore Kids development program, the SNJGA Jr. Golf competitive tournament program, and the Driving the Dream scholarship program for higher education.

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