This month, we’re catching up with Karlie Zamora, an Ace-level player with The First Tee of Howard County who has been part of our program for
the last six years, along with her two sisters, Kassie and Kara.
Q: Why did you first get involved with The First Tee of Howard County?
A:I started taking golf lessons when I was 6 and then learned about First Tee from a new friend when I was 8.
Q: Did playing with The First Tee motivate you to get involved with your school’s golf team?
A: First Tee has been fun. I have made friends there who like golf. I wanted to play golf since my 6th birthday. First Tee helped me to be ready to play golf in high school. This year as a 9th grader at North County High School I was on the golf team. I finished 3rd for the girls county championships.
Q: What has been your favorite experience with The First Tee?
A: Playing in the summer Metro Tours has been the most fun part for me.
Q: What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned from participating in The First Tee?
A: Course management.
Q: How do you see your experience with The First Tee impacting your future?
A: It will help me to prepare for college golf. I know that I will always play golf.
Q: What would you tell other students who are considering getting involved?
A: First Tee is fun. You learn a lot and meet other friends who like to play golf too. I recommend taking the girls only classes like I did.
Thank you, Karlie, for sharing your experience with us!
The First Tee’s Reach
Our chapter is one of many in The First Tee network. The First Tee is reaching young people in all 50 states and select international locations on golf courses, in elementary schools and through other youth-serving organizations.