AUSTIN, TX. (June 4, 2012) – The First Tee of Greater Austin (TFTGA) has announced Jennifer MacCurrach as the new Executive Director. MacCurrach was the founding Executive Director of TFTGA in September 1999, where she served for nine years before becoming President of The Next Tee in 2008, and then Executive Director at The First Tee of Charlotte in 2011.
Prior to moving to Austin to start The First Tee program, Jennifer was involved in both the golf club industry and junior golf in North Florida, she was the Founder of the PGA Tour’s Junior Golf Foundation of North Florida (currently the North Florida Junior Golf Tour) and was recognized several times at both the chapter and section level for her involvement in junior golf. She has also served on The First Tee’s National Advisory Committee and was recognized for her contributions as the one of the recipients of the 2007 World Golf Foundation’s Chairman Award.
While at The First Tee of Charlotte, MacCurrach secured a $100,000 donation from Wells Fargo as part of their part of the bank's celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club and the company's third annual Reading Above Par community program.
The First Tee of Greater Austin has also announced their 2012 – 2013 Slate of Officers and Committee Chairs. Dan Matheson has been named President and Chairman of the Board, and Mike McMahan will serve as Past President and Chairman of the Programming Committee. Vice Presidents and Committee Chairs include Lamar Johnson, Jay Watson, Alan Nirenberg, Todd Panter, Tom Chalfant, Larry Harper, and Steve Spinn.
About The First Tee of Greater Austin
The First Tee of Greater Austin (www.thefirstteeaustin.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth development organization whose 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.
In 2011, The First Tee of Greater Austin served more than 5,000 kids in the Austin community through regular programming at the Harvey Penick Golf Campus, multiple satellite locations throughout Austin, and the launch of the National School Program in the Manor Independent School District (ISD). The First Tee of Greater Austin has impacted more than 15,000 kids since the program was founded in 1999.