4th graders learn life skills, golf through new program

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Students from five different Shelby County Schools have spent weeks learning the game of golf.

Memphis Athletic Ministries rewarded 25 of those students with the chance to put their new skills to the test.

Fourth graders from Idlewild, Bethel Grove, Goodlett, Richland, and Lowrance participated in the program.

Instructors said it's an nontraditional way to learn life skills.

"I think we would all feel very successful if the children have learned a lot about themselves, discipline themselves to achieve a goal," said Vince Alfonso, golf director at MAM Park Golf Course. "It is a lot about life, you know."

The Rotary Club helped finance the program, which will be offered at the same five schools next year.

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