NEWS! from The First Tee of Roanoke Valley June 2017

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WELCOME BACK CLINIC Get ready for summer golf at our Welcome Back Clinic on Friday June 9th.  Drop by The First Tee anytime between 2:30pm – 5:30pm for special games, club fitting, summer sign ups and more.  Bring a friend!  Registration requested;  email Coach Bill to register.

GET READY FOR DRIVE, CHIP AND PUTT! with our first-ever clinic series; the next clinic is Saturday June 10th from 9am – noon. The First Tee Roanoke Valley Drive Chip and Putt clinics are available to participants of any age and skill level in preparation for local qualifiers with an emphasis in maximizing scores or just to improve golf skills in all three areas.  The cost is $25. Register online:

Area DRIVE CHIP AND PUTT qualifiers include:
June 8 Farmington CC Charlottesville, VA
June 14 Bryan Park Golf Greensboro, NC
June 28 Lakeview Golf Harrisonburg, VA
OR Find a location that fits your schedule at

SUMMERTIME IS HERE!  Register your kiddos NOW for fun at The First Tee of Roanoke Valley! The 2017 summer and fall classes at The First Tee of Roanoke Valley are posted on our website.  Summer classes start in June; camps start June 12;  August 14.

If you are not sure which class your child should be enrolled in, please email or phone Coach Bill. We generally follow the national age standards where 7 is the minimum age for PLAYer, age 9 for PAR; age 11 for BIRDIE, and age 13 for EAGLE. Children ages 5 – 7 are eligible for our chapter program, Tiger Paws. All participants who are new to The First Tee should plan to start in either the Tiger Paw or Player classes. Register now!

Please note:  As of April 5th,  The First Tee of Roanoke Valley has a new online registration system.  If your child has attended classes in the past, please click here for registration instructions.

WE OFFER CLASSES AT VISTA LINKS, too!  Thanks to Coach Scott Frasier, The First Tee is offering entry multi-level summer classes at Vista Links.  Register on-line today!

WE ALSO OFFER CLASSES AT THE WESTLAKE  Thanks to Coach Darren Doyle, The First Tee is offering entry level classes in Franklin County this year.  Register on-line today!

JOIN US FOR PLAY DAYS THIS SUMMER   Par and Birdie participants are required to play 9 holes of golf on a regulation golf course and score within an acceptable range.  The free summer PlayDay series are offered to help participants accomplish this goal as well as offer participants a chance to practice on the course.  The golf courses are set up at the appropriate yardages and The First Tee Coaches supervise play.  Space is limited.  Register now!

REGISTER NOW for the Archie Goode Memorial Golf Tournament, hosted by Brookside Par 3 Golf Course and benefiting The First Tee of Roanoke Valley.  Call Milt Crandall at 366.6059 for details and to register.  The nine-hole tournament will be played June 24th.

VOLUNTEER NEEDED!  Sign up now! to help with classes, serve on a committee or get involved at The First Tee of Roanoke Valley.  We welcome you!


Greenbrier Classic Youth Day July 4th

Delta Dental State Open of Virginia Youth Day July 19; tournament 20- 22

The 6th Annual Parent Child Golf Tournament is set for September 23 & 24th, 2017.

GO PLAY GOLF!  Junior Golf Specials in the area

Big Lick Golf Driving Range | 4855 Hollins Rd • Roanoke, VA 24019 • (540) 563-4699
Tuesdays (10-4):         Seniors (55 and older) / half priced range balls
Wednesdays (10-4):    Ladies / half priced range balls
Thursdays (10-4):        Juniors (16 and younger) / half priced range balls

Brookside Par 3 Golf Course | 6303 Williamson Rd • Roanoke, VA 24019 • (540) 366-6059
Daily: $8.00 Green Fees for juniors (and adult playing partners)

Hanging Rock Golf Club 1500 Red Lane • Salem, VA 24153 • (540)-389-7275
Daily: Half priced range balls for juniors (17 and under)
Saturdays: Parent-child 18 hole specials after 12:00 pm

Lakeside Golf Center 400 Northern Dr. • Salem, VA 24153 • (540) 375-6708
Daily: Discount pricing on range balls for juniors (10 am – 6 pm)

Salem Municipal Golf Course 601 Academy St• Salem, VA 24153 • (540) 354-3542
Daily: Juniors and Students $5.00 (unlimited play)

The Westlake 360 Chestnut Creek Dr. • Hardy, VA 24101 • (540) 721-4214
Daily: Free greens fee for juniors ages 17 & under
*Call ahead for more information and availability

WANT TO PLAY IN A JUNIOR GOLF TOURNAMENT?  Click here to find opportunities in our area.  Pars and Birdies!

Your Donations Directly Benefit Our Participants 
More happens at The First Tee of Roanoke Valley because your donations directly impact programs being delivered to each and every student. Every participant matters—and every gift, no matter the size, matters.   Class fees only cover a small percentage of the cost to run our programs; the rest depends on the generosity of people like you.   Donate Now!

IT’S TIME TO RENEW YOUR KROGER COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION!! Please register and/or renew your Kroger Plus Card to benefit The First Tee of Roanoke Valley. Community contributions are essential to The First Tee of Roanoke Valley. Follow these easy instructions and your grocery shopping will benefit our programs:
1. Go to
2. Click on “Create an Account”
3. Fill out information and click “Create Account”
4. Fill out information and include your Kroger Plus Card number*
5. Under “Community Rewards” select “Enroll”
6. Fill out information
7. Select our organization – 83330- Scott Robertson Memorial / 1st Tee Rke Valley
8. Click on “Enroll”
9. You will receive a confirmation email
10. You will see Scott Robertson Memorial/1st Tee Rke Valley listed under Community Rewards on your Account Summary page.

Every time you swipe your Kroger Plus Card at the register, The First Tee of Roanoke Valley benefits. It is that simple!

*Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.

     Thank you for your support of The First Tee of Roanoke Valley!


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