St. Robert Municipal Golf Course will soon be sending part of its staff to St. Louis receive training in a program that teaches children healthy choices through golf.
St. Robert Municipal Golf Course will soon be sending part of its staff to St. Louis receive training in the First Tee Program of Greater St. Louis.
The program helps children learn life values through the game of golf.
One key component of the program is the Nine Healthy Habits section.
According to First Tee, the First Tee Nine Healthy Habits represent a comprehensive approach to youth wellness and are organized under the three categorize of physical, emotional and social health.
The Nine Healthy Habits are energy, play, safety, vision, mind, family, friends, school and community.
The mission of First Tee, and soon the St. Robert Municipal Golf Course, is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through golf.
According to Kerry Rayford, the Parks Facility Supervisor of St. Robert, the golf course plan on sending a couple of its operators to St. Louis from May 15 through 17 to get training in the First Tee program.
As soon as they get back the golf course will begin implementing the program.
Rayford said he and others were trying to figure out how to better utilize the golf course and he was excited when First Tee reached out to him.
“I was just going through my email when Michelle Miller of First Tee sent me a message about it,” Rayford said. “Our prayers are being answered right now.”