Two local teens are getting away from the winter cold and bringing their golf clubs to compete in The Golf to Paradise – First Tee Champions Challenge in Naples, Florida.
Elias Aouad, a senior at East Grand Rapids High School and Andrew DeYoung, a junior at Kenowa Hills High School are being sent by the local non-profit The First Tee of West Michigan. The First Tee teaches students values and life skills through the game of golf and has had Aouad and DeYoung as participants since 2011.
In conjunction with the ACE Group Classic, a Champions Tour event, six affiliates of The First Tee from across the country have been invited to participate. The Challenge will be hosted at The TwinEagles Club in Naples, Florida on February 9 and 10.