Four Phoenix-Area Golf Clubs Participate In Tee It Up At 10 For The First Tee Of Phoenix
ASU Karsten Golf Course, Eagle Mountain Golf Club, Longbow Golf Club and Raven Golf Club-Phoenix
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Four Valley golf clubs announced the launch of a new program to benefit The First Tee of Phoenix called Tee It Up at 10 For The First Tee. Each of the participating clubs (ASU Karsten Golf Course, Eagle Mountain Golf Club, Longbow Golf Club and Raven Golf Club Phoenix) is setting aside one tee time Monday - Friday, June 11 - August 31 in the 10 o'clock hour available to the public for $100. The entire $100 is then donated to the local Valley chapter: The First Tee of Phoenix.
"We noticed that nationally, The First Tee posted a goal of raising 100 Million dollars," said Daryl Crawford, Director of Golf for ASU Karsten Golf Course. "We thought it was a great idea and through the common thread of OB Sports [management firm for participating clubs], we now have four clubs participating at a local level."
The tee times are valid for up to four players at $100 for the entire group and must be prepaid. Additionally, each of the participating facilities is also collecting donations of used and gently used equipment, e.g. clubs, shoes, balls, pull carts, umbrellas, clothes, for The First Tee of Phoenix.
"Junior golf has always been one of our top priorities at Longbow and for OB Sports team in general," said Jay Larscheid, General Manager of Longbow Golf Club. "Plus, the program allows us to direct the proceeds back into junior-golf efforts here in Arizona. In the end, this is a strong incentive to gets more Valley kids playing the game of golf."
The First Tee of Phoenix teaches youngsters the game of golf by focusing important core values such as responsibility, respect, integrity and confidence, all of which are key to success on and off the golf course.
"We truly appreciate the positive boost that our local chapter will receive from these clubs," said Hugh Smith, Executive Director of The First Tee of Phoenix. "Their generosity will ensure a host of youngsters will pick up the game as well as the many valuable life lessons that go hand-in-hand."
To book this special tee time, golfers will need to call the clubs: ASU Karsten (480) 921-8070, Eagle Mountain (480) 816-1234, Longbow 480.807.5400 and Raven (602) 243-3636.
About ASU Karsten Golf Course
Located at 1125 East Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, Arizona 85281, ASU Karsten Golf Course is a 7,002-yard, par-70 classic Pete Dye design reminiscent of a Scottish links course. ASU Karsten has attracted the attention of prominent NCAA golf events and coveted tournaments such as the Phoenix Thunderbirds and PING Invitational. Managed by OB Sports, the ASU Karsten Golf Course is also home to the Arizona State University men's and women's NCAA golf teams, both multiple national championship winners. For more information on the ASU Karsten Golf Course, visit them on the web at www.asukarsten.com
or call (480) 921-8070, follow ASU Karsten on Twitter at www.twitter.com/asukarsten
or "Like" ASU Karsten on Facebook at www.facebook.com/asukarstengolfcourse
About Eagle Mountain Golf Club
Perched high above Scottsdale, Arizona in the city's iconic McDowell Mountains, the 18-hole, par 71, Scott Miller-designed golf course weaves its way around mountain peaks and through desert arroyos loaded with Mesquites, Palo Verdes and Saguaros making Eagle Mountain the quintessential Sonoran Desert track with a bit more character than most. The views from the golf course are stunning with the entire southeastern Valley of the Sun on display. To learn more about Eagle Mountain Golf Club visit www.eaglemtn.com
, call (480) 816-1234, follow Eagle Mountain on Twitter at www.twitter.com/eaglemtngolf
or you can "Like" Eagle Mountain on Facebook at www.facebook.com/eaglemountaingolf
About Longbow Golf Club
Longbow Golf Club and Business Park is a 330-acre, mixed-use commercial development that incorporates office, light industrial, retail and hotel uses surrounded by desert vegetation and a main street transportation design and features the award-winning Longbow Golf Club. Longbow Golf Club features a 7,003-yard Ken Kavanaugh-designed golf course that was recently ranked as one of the "Top 100 Resort Courses in The Country" by Golfweek magazine for 2009. Daedalus Real Estate Advisors, LLC is a Phoenix-based commercial real estate services company that provides investment, development and communications consulting to corporate real estate clients in Arizona and the Southwest. For more information about Longbow Golf Club visit www.longbowgolf.com
, call 480.807.5400 or "Like" Longbow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/longbowgolfclub
, or follow Longbow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/longbowgolfclub
About The Raven Golf Club - Phoenix
Just minutes from Sky Harbor Airport and downtown Phoenix, the Raven Golf Club-Phoenix was designed by David Graham and Gary Panks, and provides a unique golf experiences in the desert. With 6,000 Georgia pine trees that line the meandering fairways, intriguing green complexes and shimmering water features, the Raven playing experience cannot be duplicated in Arizona. Through the years, the facility has earned numerous, prestigious awards including "Top 50 Public Courses in the Country" by Golf World's 2009 Reader Choice Awards and, a 4.5 Star (out of five) rating from Golf Digest. The Raven Golf Club - Phoenix is a premier special event venue, and a popular destination for weddings, banquets and other special gatherings. The club's banquet facilities include a full service restaurant and grill as well as an expansive special event pavilion that is the perfect venue for a wedding reception or post tournament awards banquet. For more information on The Raven Golf Club - Phoenix, call (602) 243-3636 or visit www.ravenPHX.com
, "Like" Raven Golf Club - Phoenix on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ravenphx
or follow Raven Golf Club - Phoenix on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ravenphx
About OB Sports Golf Management
Scottsdale-based, OB Sports Golf Management is a diversified, golf-oriented company with a long history of success. OB Sports manages premier golf courses and country clubs throughout the United States. Known for its comprehensive and personalized services since 1972, OB Sports has become widely acclaimed as the leader in boutique-style golf course management. For more information about OB Sports Golf Management, visit www.obsports.com
, call 480.948.1300, "Like" OB Sports on Facebook at www.facebook.com/obsports
or follow OB Sports on Twitter: www.twitter.com/OBSportsGolf
, or view the OB Sports You Tube Channel at www.youtube.com/obsportsgolf
About The First Tee of Phoenix
The First Tee of Phoenix is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization made possible by The Thunderbirds that provides educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf to young people who would not otherwise be able to have affordable access to the game. It was designed to serve as a place for participants to learn valuable life skills and character lessons through creative activities and instructional programs that incorporate the fundamental teachings of golf. Currently, The First Tee of Phoenix is impacting over 70,000 youth ages 4-17yrs each year through regular programming at 5 area locations, The National School Program and special Outreach Programming with allied organizations like Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCA, church groups and many others. For more information on The First Tee of Phoenix call 602.305.7655 or log on to their website at www.thefirstteephoenix.org