GREENSBORO, N.C. – High Point’s Drew Weaver will host this year’s Wyndham Championship / First Tee of the Triad Youth Golf Clinic presented by BB&T on Tuesday, Aug. 17, it was announced today. The 71st annual Wyndham Championship begins Monday at Sedgefield Country Club.
Weaver will work with First Tee of the Triad staff to teach kids some of the finer points of golf at the Gillespie Park Golf Course practice facility from 4 – 5:30 p.m. This facility is also the Greensboro location of The First Tee of the Triad. Refreshments will be available, and kids participating in the golf clinic will receive free Wyndham Championship hats. This event is open to the public, and admission is free.
Weaver, 23, is competing on the eGolf Tour, one of the top minor professional golf tours on the East Coast. The Virginia Tech alumnus is playing the Wyndham Championship on a sponsor’s exemption; his only other Wyndham appearance came in 2008 when he missed the cut while playing as an amateur. He attempted PGA TOUR qualifying school last year but did not advance into the third stage. Weaver won the 2007 British Amateur, and he played in the Masters and the British Open as the winner of the British Amateur. He qualified for the U.S. Open last year and finished tied for 40th.
The First Tee, an initiative of the World Golf Foundation, has as its mission, “To impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character-development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.” The goal of The First Tee is to provide the golf-learning facilities and the experience that will enable kids from every walk of life to partake of a game that teaches values for life and which can be played for a lifetime.
The program’s vision is to teach The First Tee Nine Core Values™ in hopes of touching the lives of young people in the community: integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, judgment and honesty. The First Tee uses golf as the vehicle through which kids can accomplish their dreams, thrive socially, and excel academically and athletically. Young people from all backgrounds can become productive members of society with integrity, strong family values and commitment to community.
The 2010 Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 16-22 at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. Tickets are available at wyndhamchampionship.com, through the tournament office or at any Piedmont-Triad Harris Teeter location. The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide and Premier Partners, BB&T, Flow Automotive, Harris Teeter and VF Corporation for their continued support. Additional tournament information, including ticket packages and sponsorship information, is available at wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office at (336) 379-1570. For more information about Wyndham Worldwide, please visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.