2022 Fall Impact Stories

Gianna Goodrow

How old they are: 14
What grade they are in: 8th
How long they have been in FT: first year
Their favorite core value: Be kind to others.  You never know what someone is going through, but if you are kind to those around you, you can help brighten someone’s day.
Their favorite part of class with Coach Kim: Kim is extremely patient and a great leader.  She is very encouraging and makes learning and playing golf very exciting.  I greatly appreciate her always looking for opportunities to help me grow and become a better person in the community.
The impact FT has had on them: First Tee has given me the confidence and the ability to believe in myself, while providing a comfortable environment to learn how to play golf.  In addition, the Site Directors (especially Kim at The Ranch) and staff have been amazing Mentors.
What they would like to be when they grow up: A Golf Pro or Coach

Sam Goodman

How old they are: 12
What grade they are in: 6th
How long they have been in FT: 4 years
Their favorite core value: Respect
Their favorite part of class with Coach Kyle and Ally: I think the competition parts of class. I also like being able to play holes on the course with them.
The impact FT has had on them: Coach Kyle has helped me with my swing. He also reminds me of STAR (Stop/Think/Assess/React) a lot which helps me both on the golf course and in regular times when I get frustrated. 
What they would like to be when they grow up: CIA Agent