First Tee of El Paso to hold Skins Game

First Tee of El Paso to hold Skins Game
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 11:10am

On Saturday, May 12th six of El Paso’s top professional golfers will participate in the 2nd Annual CF Jordan Skins Game benefiting The First Tee of Greater El Paso. (This event was rescheduled from November.)

Current PGA Tour Members JP Hayes and Paul Stankowski will re-join with Chris Baryla to take on newcomers Gerina Mendoza-Piller (LPGA Tour Member), Scott Lieberwirth (UTEP’s new Golf Coach), and Steve Haskins (Nationwide Tour/Champions Tour Member).

The golfers will provide a Skills Clinic at 1:00 pm, followed by a 9-hole skins game starting at 2:00 pm. The family-friendly event will take place at El Paso Country Club and is open to the public.

Admission is free to ages 18 and under and El Paso Country Club Members, $5 for Seniors and with a military ID, $10 in advance and $15 at the door. A VIP Reception will be held following the Skins Game. VIP pricing for entry and reception is $50 in advance and $75 at the door. Gerina Mendoza-Piller and Kristi Albers will also host a Meet & Greet for young women who are part of The First Tee of Greater El Paso’s LPGA/USGA Girls Golf Program.

“The guys all had a lot of fun playing and we’re excited to bring in three new players for our second year,” said Kristi Albers. “The First Tee is an all-around youth development program—it’s not just golf skills. We make the golf lessons fun and age-appropriate, but more importantly, we teach our participants the 9 Core Values and Healthy Habits™ that will help make them successful in every aspect of their life.”

The event also will raise awareness for The First Tee of Greater El Paso, which offers programming at Ascarate Golf Course, Underwood Golf Course (part of its Military Affiliate Program), and Butterfield Trail Golf Club as well as a pilot National School Program in El Paso Independent School District which began in 2011 in 15 elementary schools and reached over 7,500 students. First Tee programs are offered to children ages 3 to 18 and include life skills, Nine Healthy Habits, and the 9 Core Values (courtesy, judgment, honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility and perseverance) in each golf lesson.

This year, pairings were decided by voting online at the organization’s Facebook page.

Event: 1:00 pm Saturday, May 12 at El Paso Country Club. Advance tickets available by calling The First Tee of Greater El Paso at 915-252-6511.

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