May 22, 2012 –
Notah Begay, four-time PGA golf winner, taught a golf clinic last night at Firekeeper. Begay is Native American and is committed to teaching youth how to be healthy through exercise and the game of golf. He heads an organization called the NB3 Challenge that raises funds to help Native American youth with overcoming diabetes and other problems.
Begay giving individual instruction to Mittena Hale.
Ian Ford, from one of the First Nations in Canada, helped Begay teach the clinic. Ford is one of 156 golfers playing in the Golfweek National Pro Tour that begins today.
Demonstrating some golf techniques is Michael Powell, who is the assistant golf professional at Firekeeper.
Helping the little girl in the photo is Josh Nahm, director of instruction for the Firekeeper Golf Academy, that began last winter at Firekeeper. For details go to www.firekeepergolf.com
Randy Towner, Firekeeper head golf professional, teaching Hannah Wahwassuck some golf during the clinic.
Notah stops to pose with Sierra Pahmahmie who played on Royal Valley’s golf team during the school year.
Notah autographs an NB3 hat for Isaac Hale while another little girl waits.
Ian Ford is from Sioux Lookout in Ontario, Canada. The tournament began today and will run until Friday. The tournament is free and open to the public.