LOWELL, ARK. (June 24, 2014) The First Tee of Northwest Arkansas (TFTNWA) is inviting the public to view a girl’s only golf clinic led by world famous LPGA professional, Cristie Kerr. The hour long clinic will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24 at The Tyson First Tee Learning Center in Lowell. Kerr is in Northwest Arkansas for the NWA Walmart Championship presented by P&G.
“We were thrilled to hear that Cristie was willing to take time away from her hectic tournament schedule to work with our girls here at The First Tee,” says Elizabeth Prenger, Director of Outreach for TFTNWA. “With her dedication to the game and the success she has had as a female athlete, Cristie is a positive role model for all girls, on and off the course.”
This is not The First Tee’s only attempt at providing opportunities to young women in Northwest Arkansas. “Our girl’s only golf classes began in June,” said TFTNWA Program Director, Brian Thomas. “We thought it was important to increase the participation of girls and to provide a comfortable educational and social environment that the girl’s only classes create. Our female volunteers are enjoying their larger mentoring role, as well,” Thomas concludes.
Coca-Cola, a large supporter of the organization, made this dream clinic a reality. “We are fortunate to have our corporate sponsors and Coca-Cola always brings something exciting to the table,” explains Mike Shea, Executive Director. “They knew how impactful this clinic would be for our girls and the attention that Cristie would bring to The First Tee.”
To-date, Cristie Kerr has accumulated 16 LPGA victories, including two major Championships (2007 U.S. Women’s Open and 2010 LPGA Championship), 7 Solheim Cup appearances, 3 Wendy’s Three tour victories and over 140 top ten finishes. To find out more about Kerr’s impressive golfing career, visit www.cristiekerrgolf.com.
For more information on The First Tee of Northwest Arkansas, visit www.TheFirstTeeNWAr.org.