First Tee of the Triad is offering a girls-only program for the first time in its history.
The new girls-only program is set for Sept. 13, Sept. 27, Oct. 11 and Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. until noon at both Tanglewood Park in Clemmons and Gillespie Golf Club in Greensboro. This new program is open to girls of any skill level who are between the ages of 7 and 17. Clubs and balls will be provided.
Ellen LaPierre, who has worked as a golf instructor for nearly two decades, is The First Tee of the Triad’s director of Eastern programming and girls’ events. A member of the LPGA since 1996, LaPierre coached women’s golf at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for six seasons. Prior to joining The First Tee of the Triad, LaPierre worked as a senior LPGA Class A instructor at Precision Golf School in Greensboro and as a rehabilitation technician for acute services at Cone Health.
“We are delighted to introduce our girls-only program and Ellen LaPierre,” The First Tee of the Triad CEO Mike Barber said. “Girls have been a part of our programming since we started our chapter, but sometimes, young girls are just more comfortable in an all-girls setting. These new programs will fill an important need in our region, and Ellen is the perfect person to run them. She will also serve as the director of our Eastern programming. Adding an instructor of Ellen’s caliber to our staff is quite a feather in our cap, and I am confident she will be an incredible asset for The First Tee of the Triad and the children we serve.”
“I am thrilled to be involved with The First Tee of the Triad,” LaPierre said. “Golf and helping others are passions of mine, and The First Tee of the Triad allows me to work with both. I have been teaching this sport for many years, and I look forward to sharing my knowledge with children throughout the Piedmont Triad.”
The First Tee of the Triad’s eight-week fall programs began Aug. 25, but limited scholarships and spaces are still available on Tuesdays at Burlington’s Indian Valley and Greensboro’s Bryan Park, on Thursdays at Greensboro’s Gillespie Park and on Mondays and Thursdays in Danville, Va. After-school programming is set for 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. For both the girls only and regular programs, registration and information on scholarships are available at www.thefirstteeetriad.org. To register for the Danville programs, visit www.thefirstteedanville.org.