The First Tee has not only taught Gavin the game of golf, but also important life skills and core values which include; honesty, perseverance, integrity, and sportsmanship to name a few. The game of golf has immensely benefited Gavin and he hopes to continue playing for many years to come.
Q. How long have you been playing Golf?
A. I have been playing golf for eight years and have been competing in tournaments since I was seven years old.
Q. You recently had the opportunity to caddy at the Annexus Pro-Am, why did you get to go?
A. I was able to caddy at the Annexus Pro-Am through the First Tee of Phoenix. I was chosen to represent The First Tee because of my efforts in raising pledges for the Birdies For Charity program put on by the Thunderbirds and WM. The Birdies For Charities program benefits The First Tee of Phoenix along with other non-profit organizations and charities throughout AZ.
Q. Tell us about the event.
A. The Annexus Pro-Am was a fun golf tournament that was held at the TPC Scottsdale a day before the opening round of the WM Open. Professional golfers and celebrities were paired up and competed against each other. The First Tee members were able to talk and help caddy for the players on the famous 16th hole.
Q. What else do you like to do besides Golf?
A. I enjoy playing school sports, hanging out with friends, and staying active in school with Student Council and Service Club.
Q. What do you want to be when you grow up?
A. When I grow up I would like to be a professional golfer or a psychologist.
Gavin is a sixth grader at St. Thomas Aquinas.