Georgia Magazine - April 2017 - 33
Golfing at Georgia state
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Troup County (LaGrange).
"The First Tee is a youth organization that teaches life skills in a positive, fun and safe environment while
using golf as a seamless mechanism,"
says Lashunda Hall, program director and coach at The First Tee of Augusta. She says the program can help
kids build character and confidence.
Gross cites similar rewards.
"I have a passion for the game;
I have a passion for helping kids.
That's kind of my niche-working
with the youth. I've had some very
successful students come and go,
and that's the 'it' thing for me-when
I get that call from a parent that
Joey or Jenny just got a call from the
coach and they're now playing college golf," says Gross, who pauses to
reflect and then shrugs. "That's about
all I can do is coach and send them
to the next level. There aren't many
areas where you can do that and
make an impact on a kid."
Victoria Scharf DeCastro is a
freelance writer based in Winder.
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listed below offer exceptional play at affordable prices and are ideal for families and
first-time golfers. The courses also provide
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Most offer clinics and private instruction for
golfers of all ages.
* Arrowhead Pointe at Richard B. Russell
State Park in Elberton
* Brazell's Creek at Gordonia-Alatamaha
State Park in Reidsville
* The Creek Golf Course at Hard Labor
Creek State Park in Social Circle
* Georgia Veterans Memorial Golf Course at
Georgia Veterans State Park in Cordele
* Highland Walk at Victoria Bryant State
Park in Royston
* The Lakes Golf Course at Laura S. Walker
State Park in Waycross
* Meadow Links at George T. Bagby State
Park and Lodge in Fort Gaines
* Wallace Adams Golf Course at Little
Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge in Helena
For more information, visit gastate
parks.org/golf or facebook.com/GaState
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