Sunlight pushes through a wall of dark clouds on a Thursday morning in June as young golfers, toting their golf bags over their shoulders, come trotting onto the driving range at Tiger Point in Gulf Breeze.
The children are participants in the popular First Tee program, eager to learn about golf and, perhaps more importantly, the life lessons the sport can teach.
First Tee was created in 1997 and more than 10 million children have participated in the program since its inception.
Navarre head girls golf coach Luticia Boozer is the program director for the Northwest Florida Chapter and works as an instructor as well. She can’t say enough about what it means to be able to have a positive impact on the lives of area youth.
“It’s more about just playing golf,” Boozer said. “We emphasize life skills by using golf as a platform. First Tee is a tremendous program. I love being a part of it.”
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