In December 2022, First Tee – Greater New Orleans hosted 16 First Tee chapters and 64 First Tee participants at English Turn Golf and Country Club in New Orleans, Louisiana for their National Tournament. We sent four of our participants to represent team First Tee – Greater San Antonio. Armond Walker, Jack Polansky, Julian Karreman, and Riley Yount were all selected to participate in this tournament based on their commitment to mentoring our younger generation of golfers specifically during our summer camps where they helped us implement six weeks of our life and golf skills curriculum to 170 campers.
Vincent Kabaso, PGA – Program Ambassador Riley, Armond, Julian, and Jack have been outstanding role models in our program. I’ve been amazed at their devotion to our chapter. They are leaders in their own rights. Our younger participants continue to learn a lot from them. We have trusted them with leadership roles during summer camps and they have done incredibly well. These boys were deserving representatives of our chapter in New Orleans. I can’t wait to see what they accomplish next!
Armond Walker I had a great time playing with the First Tee at the New Orleans tournament. I’m thankful I was able to play such a great course and thankful that I was able to meet great people from other First Tee chapters.
Jack Polanksy It was a fun experience to go down to New Orleans and play such a beautiful golf course. I loved watching the ball game down there and it was just an all around fun experience. I really hope I get to do it again.
Julian Karreman I really enjoyed playing, it was a great learning experience and I made many friends and memories. I would love to do it all over again.
Riley Yount The New Orleans National Tournament was an awesome experience. We got to play on a beautiful course and see a city with rich culture. I enjoyed every second of it and would gladly be apart of it again.
In the end, Team First Tee – Greater San Antonio did not bring home a trophy but we are so proud of all four of them for representing our chapter well. We are so excited that we can offer our participants the opportunity to travel and compete as a team.