Published On: Fri, May 30th, 2014

Give Your Child the Gift of Golf This Summer

Madison Erskine, a sophomore on the GEHS golf team is shown hitting a shot while Sir Nick Faldo and others look on. Madison is the son of Jeff and Karen Erskine of Ronceverte, WV.

Madison Erskine, a sophomore on the GEHS golf team is shown hitting a shot while Sir Nick Faldo and others look on. Madison is the son of Jeff and Karen Erskine of Ronceverte, WV.

 

Madison Erskine, a member of the Greenbrier East Golf Team has been a golfer since 6th grade. Here is his story:

I am a sophomore at Greenbrier East High School. I’ve grown up around golf my whole life because my uncle Jeff Bostic is a PGA Golf Pro. I started playing serious golf when I was in 6th grade at EGMS. I have played almost every team sport since I was 5 years old. When I started playing golf I realized what I liked the best about golf than any other sport I have played. Even though it is a team sport it is an individual sport also. In other sports you either win or lose. In golf even if my team loses I have the chance to win medalist for the match. Golf can teach you about what type of person you want to be. If you want to play golf here is some questions you might what to ask yourself because you don’t have a referee or an umpire telling you what you have done wrong, so your integrity is key in answering the following questions. Do I want to be honest, courteous, show respect and have good sportsmanship? Golf is a sport that you can play throughout life, young or old. I love the sport of golf and I hope to play it for many years to come. The First Tee of West Virginia is seeking young golfers to introduce them to the game of Golf.

The First Tee of West Virginia, presented by the West Virginia Golf Association will conduct two summer sessions in Lewisburg, WV. The summer program will take place at the Caldwell Range, Lewisburg Elks Club. The first summer session takes place June 2 – July 17 (take off the week of The Greenbrier Classic), The Little General Juniors class takes place Monday and Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. for at a cost of $50 for the six week program. The First Tee Par class will be held Mondays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at a cost of $75 for the six week program. The second session takes place July 21 – Sept. 4 (take off the week of the WV State Fair), same time and location.

Give your child an opportunity to learn the game of golf by calling 304-391-5000 or visiting www.wvga.org to learn more about First Tee of WV or to register for the summer sessions.

By Marti Marshall