First Tee Open House Starts Another Season at Briardale Greens

Members of The First Tee of Cleveland caddy class gathered before the start of their hands-on training session.

On a chilly Spring Saturday afternoon in March, The First Tee of Cleveland and 11 of its young participants were out in-force learning the ins-and-outs of being a caddy as part of a training program developed by The First Tee.

A youth education program that focuses on building character, instilling life-enhancing values, and promoting healthy choices through the game of golf, The First Tee offers a number of outlets to engage participants from ages 6-18 in a variety of ways.  Those looking to learn more about The First Tee are being invited to an Open House at Briardale Greens April 8, beginning at 10 AM.  Parents with children are encouraged to come learn more about this community-based life skills program.

According to David Alexander, a member of the PGA and  The First Tee Coach, there will be a number of activities planned for kids to learn more about The First Tee of Cleveland and the programs offered.  Alexander has worked with The First Tee in a number of locations but has found Euclid’s Briardale Greens a particularly rewarding and successful location for the program.

“In 2016 we had  75 participants” said Alexander.  “It is a vibrant and diverse program that teaches valuable life skills and utilizes the golf course atmosphere.”  He added that the program allows girls and boys as young as six to begin to learn the game of golf, but also learn important life lessons which are reinforced in The First Tee’s approach to instruction. 

The First Tee of Cleveland is headquartered at the Washington Golf Learning Center, a course located in Cleveland off Harvard Avenue.  In branching out to Euclid’s Briardale Greens, the program saw an opportunity to impact the lives of kids in Euclid and the surrounding communities.

To learn more, visit or contact David Alexander at or 216-641-7799.

Kurt Steigerwald

Someone who lives in Euclid, enjoys writing and wants to stay informed. My wife and I have two children and live in the northeast part of the City. We are active in many Euclid activities.

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