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Monday, 28 May 2012 00:29

Denise Bondurant is one of few professional golfers to belong to both the PGA and LPGA.

FRESNO – The First Tee of Fresno has named former professional golfer Denise Bondurant the new Program Director, the organization announced Friday. Bondurant will manage and direct programming at the five year old organization’s headquarters and all five of its affiliate locations.

 The First Tee of Fresno uses golf to teach children ages 7-17 a Life Skills Experience™ that is rooted in their nine core values; honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment.

“I am looking forward to working side by side with Denise as we move into the next phase of our chapter’s growth,” said Executive Director Michael Firpo. “She has the passion, professionalism and motivation needed to be an excellent Program Director and she enjoys working with kids.”

A member of the PGA since 2004, Bondurant has been a golf professional for 26 years. She played on the LPGA Futures Golf Tour for seven years and was the girl’s varsity golf coach at San Joaquin Memorial High School. Bondurant holds two business degrees and has also worked at Morro Bay Golf Course, Sunnyside Country Club and Madera Municipal.

The First Tee of Fresno’s 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.”

It operates out of the Riverside Golf Course with program affiliates in Fresno and Madera County. The Fresno affiliates are located at Airways Golf Course, Islewood Driving Range and the River Park Golf Center. The Madera affiliates are located in the Oakhurst area at Sierra Meadows Country Club and River Creek Golf Course.

For more information on the First Tee of Fresno and its programs, visit www.thefirstteefresno.org.




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