First Tee Junior Golf Classes at Ironwood Begin Sept. 28


The City of Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs has postponed the junior golf classes at Ironwood Golf Course until Wednesday, Sept. 28. The classes are a partnership with The First Tee of Greater Ocala.  

The program offers 10 weeks of golf classes this fall, not including holidays, with a fee of $75, plus an additional $25 annual fee. Class instruction will cover four main areas: golf-specific instruction, etiquette and social skills, as well as well as The First Tee’s nine core values and nine healthy habits.

Classes begin Wednesday, Sept. 28, and continue every Wednesday from 4-5 p.m. for youth eight to 17 years old. A limited number of scholarships are available for qualified participants.

Since The First Tee’s operations in Gainesville are fairly new, Ironwood Golf Course is looking for individuals who are interested in having an impact on the Gainesville community through volunteer coaching. The First Tee program is looking to empower and equip youth in Gainesville with the skills necessary to thrive beyond the driving range. Range balls, equipment and several scholarships for The First Tee Golf Classes have been made possible through a sponsorship from McDonalds of Gainesville.

The First Tee organization is known nationally for developing youth beyond fundamental golf skills, so that they may use their experiences with The First Tee to help them excel in other areas of their lives. The First Tee has more than 1,000 chapters spanning across every state and prides itself on teaching youth the value of honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgement.

To sign up, volunteer, or any other inquiry, please contact Golf Course Manager Jeff Cardozo at 352-393-8502 or