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Quail Valley GC Partners with The First Tee

on 22 August 2012.

MISSOURI CITY—Quail Valley Golf Course is stepping up its profile in the Texas golf industry. The club on Wednesday announced a partnership with The First Tee of Greater Houston.

 

Quail Valley becomes Houston’s third location for The First Tee, the international youth development program that introduces golf and its intrinsic life values to children. Owned and operated by the City of Missouri City, Quail Valley’s family friendly golf course will allow The First Tee of Greater Houston to deliver entry level life skills programming. Meanwhile, additional funds are being raised to build a dedicated First Tee learning center at the golf course.

 

“We are very excited to be partnering with the First Tee of Greater Houston,” Quail Valley’s head professional Tyson Stittleburg said. “The values and skills they impart to the kids are invaluable.  Using the game of golf as the avenue for this is just an added bonus.”

 

The program’s curriculum will be led by Sugar Land resident and volunteer First Tee coach Roger Dauzat, the 2011 recipient of the George H.W. Bush/Shell Oil Company “Volunteer of the Year” award.

 

“I am thrilled and very excited The First Tee programming is coming to Quail Valley and Missouri City,” Dauzat said. “The number of people who have made inquiries about volunteering and enrolling their child in programming has far exceeded my expectations.”

 

As a proposed green-grass facility of The First Tee of Greater Houston, Quail Valley joins Redstone Golf Club in Humble and Houston Oaks Country Club & Family Sports Retreat in Hockley as programming locations of the chapter. The Houston Golf Association, promoter of the PGA Tour’s Shell Houston Open, holds the charter for The First Tee of Greater Houston.

 

The First Tee is a worldwide youth development program that uses golf as a mechanism to help youngsters understand and implement the “Nine Core Values” and “Nine Healthy Habits.” The Nine Core Values are honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment. The Nine Healthy Habits are energy, play, safety, vision, mind, family, friends, school and community.

 

In addition to the Quail Valley, The First Tee has 11 in-school programs in the Fort Bend Independent School District. The First Tee of Greater Houston currently ranks No. 2 in outreach in a global network of nearly 200 chapters. Programming is now being delivered annually to more than 88,000 youngsters through efforts of the Houston Golf Association’s community impact activities.

 

Programming begins Sept. 22 for youngsters ages 7-18, and the initial new member orientation for parents and guardians takes place Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. Registration is handled on a first-come, first-served basis at www.thefirstteegreaterhouston.org.