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The First Tee of Central Valley has announced plans to open a Program Site at Phoenix Lake Golf Course. Clinics offering Life Skill and golf instruction for youth ages 6-17 are set to begin on Tuesday, June 23. But first, there’s an Open House this Sunday June 7th.

Cathy Mendoza, TFTCV Executive Director, was Friday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

This Summer’s Clinics will be led by local resident Bill Johnson, PGA. Assisting him will be former Jamestown resident Mary Oliver, LPGA. Lessons will focus on the fundamentals of golf as well as The First Tee Healthy Habits and Nine Core Values.

The community is invited to this Sunday’s Open House from 11 am – 1pm, which includes free BBQ lunch, hosted by Phoenix Lake Golf Course.

This kickoff event will feature The First Tee demonstrations and opportunities for interaction with coaches and hands-on activities. Enrollment forms will be available.

TFTCV is also looking for volunteer coaches (need not be golfers), sponsors and general volunteers.

Summer Session begins Tuesday, June 23 for 6 weeks (June 23 & 30, July 7 & 28, August 4 & 11) with classes from 10-11 am. Registration is $30 annual fee per child plus $30 for the entire 6 week session. Scholarships are available and no equipment is needed. Participants are required to wear close toed shoes and appropriate attire.

The First Tee of Central Valley, headquartered in Modesto, is in its 12th year of positively influencing the lives of youth through the game of golf. Operating under the Del Rio CC Foundation, TFTCV conducts clinics at Modesto Muni, Dryden, Creekside and Merced Country Club.

TFTCV also partners with local schools to provide after school activities, National School Program and DRIVE program.

For more information, go to or call Mendoza at 209-485-3915

Phoenix Lake Golf Course is a nine-hole course and is located at 21448 Paseo De Los Portales Road, northeast of Sonora. For more information on the golf course, phone 209-532-0111.

The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard every weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45 AM.

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