Golf News for Tuesday, February 18, 2014 | Charity

California's Marbella Country Club fundraiser for First Tee of Orange County

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The First Tee of Orange County, CA., a non-profit organization formed to positively impact the young people of Orange County, is very proud that Marbella Country Club, a private country club located in the hills of San Juan Capistrano has graciously partnered with the First Tee of Orange County to hold a fundraising event for the program.

According to The First Tee of Orange County President Tim Casey, "Our program and its success rely on the community and its support. The Marbella Country Club fundraiser is a significant event as it is the first fundraiser held in the southern portion of Orange County which helps us reaches another group of potential group of kids in which we can affect."

The Marbella Country Club fundraising golf tournament is scheduled for Monday, March 3rd at 10:30am which is a shotgun start with a scramble format. Please note there is a maximum of 130 players. The tax deductible amount of $125.00 includes golf on the private and exclusive Marbella Country Club which also includes the following: a golf cart, practice balls, putting contest, long drive and closest to the pin contest. A box lunch with complimentary water and various soft drinks are included and if the day doesn't get any better - FLADBOE Motors has volunteered to offer a car to the first golfer to make a hole-in-one. For those golfers who want to enjoy post golf camaraderie, an outdoor "no host" bar located near the 18th green will be centrally located for post golf fun.

Register now as spaces are filling up at:

About Marbella Country Club:
Situated in the lush rolling hills of San Juan Capistrano, the Mediterranean-inspired Marbella Country Club sets the standard for outstanding amenities and superb hospitality. Blending the time-honored traditions of golf with modern, upscale conveniences, the club boasts an award-winning championship golf course crafted by the iconic design team of Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf; an array of golf, tennis, fitness, dining and social amenities; and the personalized service and exclusive privileges that have earned it recognition among the finest private clubs in Orange County. Connect with family and friends; network with business associates; or just relax amidst the breathtaking beauty of the historic landscape.

The First Tee of Orange County will impact the young people in the Orange County community through its life skills education and character training. Each of these participants will be introduced to the lifelong sport of golf while learning skills such as goal-setting, managing emotions and resolving conflicts. The program emphasizes Nine Core Values™ (confidence, responsibility, respect, honesty, judgment, perseverance, sportsmanship, integrity, and courtesy) at every level of instruction.

About the First Tee:
The First Tee a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit youth development organization whose mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

The home office is at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, FL. The First Tee reaches young people on golf courses, in elementary schools, at other youth-serving locations and military installations.

Since its inception in 1987, The First Tee has introduced the game of golf and its values to more than 7.6 million young people in all 50 United States and four international locations. The First Tee is an initiative of the World Golf Foundation and its Founding Partners are LPGA, the Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA Tour and the USGA. Shell Oil is The First Tee's Founding Corporate Partner and Johnson & Johnson it's Legacy Partner. Former President George W. Bush serves as honorary chair.

About the First Tee of Orange County, CA:
The First Tee of Orange County is a newly founded chapter centrally located in Anaheim, CA. at the Islands Golf Center 14893 E. Ball Road. The First Tee of Orange County is guided by Program Director Teal Guion who was instrumental in the launch of The First Tee of Coachella Valley, CA. Its purpose is to establish public and private partnerships that contribute to the well-being of the community. The First Tee of Orange County will teach the life skills and Nine Core Values™ to youth participating in the Life Skills Experience. For more information on The First Tee of Orange County please visit the chapter's website at and remember to like us on The First Tee Facebook.

Vanessa Price - 714-544-6515
Tracy Nackel - 760-420-1602