|August 10, 2012 - The First Tee of Greater Knoxville announced it will dedicate The Wee Course, a newly constructed three-hole short course located adjacent to the Williams Creek Golf Course. The Wee Course will allow youth enrolled in The First Tee golf program to have a designated play and practice area.
Thanks to the generous support of Ambassador Victor Ashe, Steve and Ann Bailey and the City of Knoxville, the First Tee of Greater Knoxville was able to fund the construction of The Wee Course. The yardage of the short course ranges from 75 to 100 yards. On August 16 at 4:30 PM, The First Tee of Greater Knoxville will have the ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony honoring its supporters.
Since its inception in 2003, The First Tee of Greater Knoxville has enrolled more than 6,000 children in the nationally recognized The First Tee Life Skills Experience Curriculum. In addition to teaching the physical components of golf, this program instills the Nine Core Values inherently found in the game; lessons that can be used by participants their entire lives: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment. The First Tee program, including its many outreach initiatives, is expected to expand to serve more than 9,500 children and young adults by 2014. The First Tee of Greater Knoxville serves a nine county area and is headquartered on its 90 acre campus located just two miles from downtown Knoxville. It campus includes the Williams Creek Golf Course, open year-round to the public, the First Tee Learning Center and now the Wee Course at Williams Creek.
Directions: From downtown or James White Parkway (off of I-40) - Travel East on Summit Hill Drive continuing as it turns into Dandridge Avenue at Hill Avenue. Continue on Dandridge Avenue to the 5-way stop and bear to the right of the convenience store. The course entrance is on Dandridge Avenue on the left just past the historic Williams House.
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