Mission: To impact the lives of young people of all backgrounds by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life enhancing values through the game of golf.
Programs: Programming (all seasons) in 2017, we had 1,723 certifying participants in our programming. We offered programming at 6 locations throughout the year: revolution park golf club, charles t. Myers golf club, highland creek golf club, emerald lake golf club, ft. Mill golf club and springfield golf club. This represented a +13% change from 2016. The home office also performed a chapter program observation (cpo) and scored our chapter as above average, noting success at demonstrating an increased level of proficiency with respect to program delivery and/or organizational systems.
national school program (nsp) we entered 8 new elementary schools. Nsp is in all mecklenburg county elementary schools; as well as elementary schools in union, carbarrus, york, catawba/alexander and lincoln counties totaling 188 schools. This equates to approximately 121,076 elementary students. A great success was the 3rd annual champions challenge which hosted competitors from 54 elementary schools, their pe teachers and their families. Over 100 volunteers assisted with the event.
camps, clinics, life skills, etc. To increase impact with our youth, we offer assistance and experiential learning opportunities throughout the year via camps, clinics, learning academies, tournaments, and the teava (teen, eagle, ace value-added) programming. In 2017, there were 25 national, regional and local opportunities for which our participants were selected. We had a successful 2nd year of teava (teen, eagle, ace value-added) programming that included events such as knights games, college visits, and programming share-days with other chapters in our region. The first tee of greater charlotte has evolved the summer tour into a 6-hole developmental tour that spans 3 seasons (spring, summer fall).