A Florida-based The First Tee program that counts a GCSAA member and his staff as their groundskeepers will see one of their own on TV tomorrow.
Emily Valentine, a youth who participates in The First Tee at the Palm Beaches, is scheduled to appear tomorrow morning on Golf Channel's "Morning Drive" between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. EST. Valentine will talk about her experiences when she attended The First Tee's Life Skills Leadership Academy in San Diego and the Nine Healthy Habits Summit in Palm Springs.
The First Tee at the Palm Beaches is cared for by The Breakers Palm Beach director of golf and grounds Mark Reid, a 19-year member of GCSAA. Reid and his team each contributes an annual allocation of 16 hours of Volunteer Time Off (VTO) to The First Tee, using their skills to do a range of tasks from general maintenance to aeration. As of June, Reid's staff had volunteered a total of 484 hours at The First Tee at the Palm Beaches.
Valentine's TV appearance just happens to be occurring in July, which has been deemed PGA Family Golf Month, an initiative by the PGA of America to get the entire family involved in golf.