LPGA PROFESSIONAL PAULA CREAMER STEPS UP FOR THE FIRST TEE
SERVING AS CO-CHAIR OF YOUNG AMBASSADORS COUNCIL
Danville, Calif. (Sept. 22, 2009) – LPGA professional Paula Creamer will become an ambassador for The First Tee, serving as co-chair of the program's new Young Ambassadors Council launched last month. Creamer joined Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., chief executive officer of The First Tee, for the announcement today at the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge.
Creamer is the second professional golfer to commit to this new initiative and will serve alongside PGA TOUR professional Anthony Kim as co-chair.
The Young Ambassadors Council formalizes professional player involvement with The First Tee in their hometowns, at tournament sites, fundraisers and special events.
“Paula is certainly no stranger to The First Tee and her commitment to our vision and mission with this new initiative will greatly enhance the learning experiences for participants of The First Tee,” Barrow said. “She grew up playing junior golf and has hosted numerous events and clinics for participants of The First Tee throughout her career, for which we are forever grateful. Paula is a natural role model and will serve as a terrific co-chair with Anthony Kim.”
With 10 victories to her credit since turning professional in 2005, including eight on the LPGA and two on the LPGA of Japan, Creamer is enjoying success as a young LPGA star with eight top ten finishes so far in 2009. She was named LPGA Rookie of the Year in 2005 after a successful junior career that included 11 AJGA tournament wins.
“I enjoy teaching young golfers today because I can relate my own experiences with them,” said Creamer. “There is so much more to the game and The First Tee Young Ambassadors Council is a tremendous opportunity to be involved in teaching these important life lessons. The council provides an ideal platform for other professionals to become more actively involved in The First Tee.”