The First Tee of Tri-Cities volunteers to be honored tomorrow for positive contributions to youth

NASHVILLE, Tenn. —  Four of The First Tee of Tri-Cities volunteers, Cody Weems, Jenny Brock, Bob Powell and Chris Crowe, will be honored tomorrow at a meeting of the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce.  The meeting will take place at Ferguson Enterprises in Boones Creek, at 1000 Quality Circle from 7:30 am – 9:00 am.  The volunteers will be presented a Senate Proclamation recognizing their “countless positive contributions to the lives of Tennessee’s young people” sponsored by Senator Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City) and signed by Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey.

Since 2008, The First Tee of Tri-Cities program has introduced the game of golf and its inherent values to young people from all walks of life.  The goal is to teach values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf. 

“The success of The First Tee of Tri-Cities is due in no small part to the hard work and unwavering dedication of its director and instructors:  Cody Weems, Jenny Brock, Bob Powell, and Chris Crowe,” the proclamation said.  “These four volunteers have dedicated and continue to dedicate their time and energies to the edification of Tennessee’s youth in the finer points of golf while giving them the tools they will need to become upstanding, thoughtful, and conscientious citizens, and it is wholly fitting that this body formally recognize The First Tee of Tri-Cities for its impact on the lives of so many children.”

Weems, who is The First Tee of Tri-Cities Program’s director, also serves as Regional Director for the Tennessee Golf Foundation.  He holds a degree in Sport Management from Tusculum College and is a PGA apprentice working towards his Class A PGA membership. 

Brock is the organization’s head coach and is a lifelong golfer who holds teaching credentials from the U.S. Golf Teaching Federation.

Powell earned his Certified Teaching Professional credentials from the U.S. Teaching Federation and has qualified three times for the National Senior Games golf tournament.

Crowe graduated with honors from the Golf Academy of America in Phoenix and holds certifications in Golf Instruction, Club Fitting and Repair, and Tournament Administration.  After passing the PGA Players Ability Test, he joined the PGA Apprentice Program at Troon Country Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Crowe currently serves as an Assistant Professional to Mike Crowe, the Head Golf Professional at the Johnson City Country Club.


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