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Tabor City students benefit from golf program

Posted on: 04.17.2018 at 11:51 a.m.

First Tee equipment donated

By Diana Matthews

 

Coach Rob Foringer of Tabor City Elementary School made a presentation to the Columbus County Board of Education last night (April 16, 2018), on the good effects of The First Tee golf program now in use at the school.

Foringer played a video to show the board how The First Tee reinforces physical, emotional and social wellness through the game of golf. He said that, after only a few weeks of instruction, teachers can already tell a difference in the confidence level of students participating. “Some of the kids wouldn’t look you in the eye before, but they will now,” said Foringer.

Four TCES students attended the meeting and told what they each liked best about The First Tee. “I like hanging out with friends,” said Kayla Stanley. Randall Buffkin and Yasmin McCray both liked the code of respect and sportsmanship that the game teaches. “Even if somebody misses the ball, you’re supposed to shake their hand and tell them, ‘You did good,’” Yasmin said.

The First Tee “exposed me to golf,” Cameron Johnson simply said.

Foringer commented on the fact that some of the students were already developing “a good swing. You wouldn’t know you had that talent,” if not for the school’s golf program, he observed.

Foringer and principal Terry Brown said that they hoped other schools in the county would get on board with The First Tee. The equipment for the TCES program was donated by Brown’s son-in-law, who knew that Foringer had some golf-teaching experience.

Grant money might eventually provide equipment for other schools to implement the same golf and character education program, they hoped.

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