The First Tee has launched a new National School Program for elementary students at Linden Public Schools.

The First Tee of Metropolitan New York, in partnership with Elizabethtown Gas, announced that students in five elementary schools in Linden Public Schools will receive The First Tee National School Program as part of physical education instruction. The First Tee National School Program introduces students to the game of golf and The First Tee Nine Core Values.

Professional development training took place on May 11. At the training, physical education teachers learned how to deliver The First Tee National School Program within their P.E. program and, specifically, how to integrate The First Tee Nine Core Values with the basic golf instruction.

“We’re grateful to The First Tee National School Program and Elizabethtown Gas for giving us the fantastic opportunity to introduce golf to our elementary school students,” Superintendent Danny A. Robertozzi said. “We are always looking for creative ways to diversify our physical education classes in order to motivate students to keep moving and build a love for fitness. Learning golf now could pay dividends for our students far down the road with a lifetime of physical activity and enjoyment.”

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