Joe Louis Barrow Jr. received the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award

The First Tee has reached its 25th anniversary and is healthy, thriving, serving youth in 150 chapters.

Joe Louis Barrow Jr He was the catalyst for the World Golf Foundation’s golf education and life skills initiative and was appropriately honored last week at First Tee’s Network Summitt in Dallas.

Barrow, who captained the first tee from 2000 to 2017, received the organization’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the last PGA Tour commissioners, Jay Monahan And the Tim Finchem, Who launched the first TT in 1997.

Barrow’s passion for First Tee and its values ​​were such that Monahan revealed an internal pseudonym.

said Monahan, who is also chairman of First Tee’s board of directors for the umpires. “Joe drove to many strengths, but perhaps his greatest asset was ensuring that children remained at the center of every decision.”

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