Doing Good: The First Tee of Northwest Arkansas uses golf to positively impact children


An organization in Northwest Arkansas is using the game of golf to positively impact the lives of young people.

The First Tee of  Northwest Arkansas teaches life lessons to children through the game of golf. The organization using nine core values as a driving force to empower the next generation.

“Confidence, responsibility, judgment, respect, sportsmanship, courtesy, honesty, integrity and perseverance,” said Becca Godman, with The First Tee of NWA. “We focus so much on how they can take what they learn on the golf course using those core values and take it home, take it to school.”

Randy Hurban was named the new executive director in May.

“This provides a wonderful opportunity to grow and develop the future generations of our community,” Hurban said. “Our staff is really excellent.. The coaches are outstanding. And, what I really love about it is they’re educating kids and teaching them life skills through the game of golf.”

The organization has helped hundreds of children in Northwest Arkansas. Hurban said he wants to continue to spread its mission in the community.

 “We need to get the word out and let a lot of kids and people understand what’s here and what we can do to help them grow and develop,” he said.

You can learn more about The First Tee of Northwest Arkansas here.

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