Seven young Richmond golfers took part in a national tournament in Bloomington, Indiana last week. They are part of the Challenge Golf League held at First Tee of Richmond that operates under the city’s Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Comm. Facilities program. The Enrichmond Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports Richmond parks and recreation programs, raised the funds to cover the costs.
The Traditions of Golf Challenge is an annual event that combines playing scores with the rules and etiquette of golf and knowledge of golf’s history. Each team’s score from their round of golf is combined with their “Traditions of Golf” score to determine the champion of the two-day tournament. This is the 12th year that teams from North America have participated.
Richmond Players who attended: William Redford, Aaron Green, Geoffrey Gill, Mary Ann Gill, Noah Barboza, Quantae Robinson, and Rodney Green. Their coaches are Donald Coleman and Raiford Beasley. They were selected based on their skills, attendance record and attitude. Half of the team has never traveled on a plane or competed in a tournament.
For information about the tournament or the Challenge Golf League, contact Noel McKenzie, Executive Director of the Enrichmond Foundation at 405-3366.