Thursday, April 3, 2014

The First Tee

Eight students from four Spring Branch ISD school campuses – Housman, Pine Shadows, Terrace and Westwood elementaries – took part in the Champions Challenge at the Green Course golf course last weekend in Humble. The event was hosted by First Tee, with support by SBISD Health Fitness specialists. 

Students at the four elementary schools had worked with their coaches before, during and after school to prepare for the Humble event, which was held on a splendid Saturday that felt like the first perfect spring day for golfing.

Students worked with coaches on the fundamentals of golf and positive life values. At the Green Course, students received a golf polo T-shirt and hat. They paired up on teams named after golfer’s in this week’s Shell Houston Open.

Each of the eight students also received two complimentary tickets to attend the Shell Houston Open so that they can observe golf played at the professional level.

At the Green Course, they rotated through nine separate stations, including six focusing on skill development and three others designed as energy boosters or planned breaks.

“At this event, the students incorporated all the skills of driving, putting and pitching that they have been learning through the First Tee curriculum from their coaches,” said SBISD Intramural Coordinator and Westwood Elementary Health Fitness Specialist Samuel Karns. “This was a great experience and opportunity for the students to implement all those skills they have been working on so hard.”

“When we asked the students if they were having fun, after the goose bumps had settled, one student said ‘This is harder than I thought,” and that response was followed up with this reply: ‘We know adults in their 50’s and 60’s who still find this sport hard to play!”

 Link to group Animoto for this event:


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