The following is a press release from the City of Denver:
Willis Case Golf Course, in collaboration with First Tee Denver and GCSAA (Golf Course Superintendents
Association of America) hosted an innovative environmental education awareness event that used the golf course
as an environmental learning laboratory. Willis Case Superintendent Steve Schommer welcomed 45 grade five students from
Centennial Elementary nearby for the First Green event on Tuesday, September 28. The students went through the stations and
learned Cool Tools about the green, plants and environment, soils, golf course operations and seeds and
Landscape plants. The students were even able to plant and take home their own pot of weed to water and grow. In
In addition, there were also two stations where students could hit golf balls and putts to familiarize themselves with the
First Tee Denver game. Denver Golf plans to host more such events to promote the growth of the
play and expose children to the golf industry.
The first green program focuses on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) principles where students obtain
practical learning opportunities in a real setting. First Green program benefits students in 12th grade
helping them apply their knowledge in the classroom in an outdoor setting. To learn more about the First Green visit
First Green is a program of the GCSAA Foundation, the philanthropic organization of golf course superintendents
Association of America (GCSAA), which is the best professional association for the men and women who manage golf
courses in the United States and around the world. The association provides education, information and representation to nearly 19,000 members in more than 78 countries. Learn more about www.GCSAA.org.
Denver Golf’s portfolio includes eight diverse and distinctive locations scattered throughout the Denver metro area. We offer everything from urban golf courses to a true Colorado mountain golf experience at affordable prices. In addition to the exceptional course conditions, our friendly and helpful Customer Service Ambassadors will provide you with a pleasant customer experience. No matter where you live in Denver, you’ll find one of our exceptional courses near you.
First Tee – Denver is the nonprofit branch of Denver Golf dedicated to helping Colorado children succeed in life. We use golf as a tool to teach life lessons that we articulate around nine core values. These values ââhelp them become positive citizens who are ready to succeed on and off the course. We bring children of all ages and backgrounds together so they can learn more about golf and develop positive character traits. Golf is the gateway to teaching children life skills in a fun and engaging way.