Men’s Golf Association Donations Continue to Make a Difference in the Community

Left to right: First Tee participant Jason Rocha, Lawry Cohen, Samantha Pogue of The First Tee, and T. Craig Pullen

Donated equipment and clothing

Kevin Murphy

It happened again—the golfing community at Robson Ranch came through to help out those who may not be as fortunate and to help build a stronger community. Quarterbacked by Lawry Cohen, he and the Director of Golf at Robson Ranch, T. Craig Pullen, gathered together donations from the members of the Robson golfing community, and on May 6 drove down to the First Tee of Fort Worth to deliver the treasure trove.

The First Tee of Fort Worth is a youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values of honesty, integrity, respect, sportsmanship, and courtesy, to young people in the greater Fort Worth community. Founded in 2004, The First Tee of Fort Worth is one of over 200 chapters of The First Tee, an organization that is recognized as one of the premier youth character-education programs in the country.

As is now customary with the giving hearts we have here on the Ranch, the size of the donations grows season over season. No one is sure how they managed to get all the donations in two vehicles, but Lawry and Craig somehow managed to load up and then drive down to The First Tee of Fort Worth: 38 golf bags; 15 sets of golf clubs; 180 individual clubs including wedges, putters, and hybrids; 20 pairs of shoes; 25 new and still in the bag ladies golf shirts; 65 gently used men’s and women’s shirts; 5 training clubs; a golf pull cart; 6 pairs of sunglasses, and 155 dozen golf balls (about a weeks’ worth for me).

The equipment and clothing donated is for junior golfers who might not otherwise have access to golf equipment. The goal of The First Tee is to enable young girls and boys to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with life skills curriculum, they create learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids carry to everything they do. It is the belief of the First Tee organization that all kids deserve the chance to grow in a supportive environment with mentors guiding them. The organization is dedicated to building programs that are accessible, welcoming, and as impactful as they are fun.

Thank you, Robson golfers—you have done it again! Although you may not hear them say thank you or see it in their eyes, know that on behalf of the First Tee of Fort Worth and all the junior golfers who have access to this terrific organization that you have made a significant impact.