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Wildcreek Golf Course to help Hug High students

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – First Tee of Northern Nevada is taking steps to help Hug High students improve their game. The nonprofit will allow Hug golfers to use the Wildcreek Golf Course to prepare for the season.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to be right next to a golf course,” said Rick Altenburg. “Even in recruiting this year, I talked to a lot of students about, ‘You know, you should be thinking about golf because next year we’re going to be right next to a golf course,’ and a lot of kids would like to say, “Oh that’s right, maybe I will.”

Playing golf is only a small part of how students will benefit from being close to the school.

“It’s not just golf,” said First Tee and Hug High alum Alden Quandt. “It allows for more hands-on training for a lot of other programs. Sports Medicine may intervene with student golfers. There will be cooking students who may be able to work in the kitchen and serve food.

“What excites me the most is being able to teach kids to care for the greens,” said Chris Dewar-Mazzaferri, General Manager of First Tee. “Mow, fertilize, do all sorts of things. It’s an opportunity for kids to get out of high school and be able to go to work at a private country club, a public class, whatever, with those skills.

This is just the tip of the iceberg for what the golf course will offer. The first tee has much more planned for the future of the course.

“I’m really excited about what this facility will be like,” said Mike Mazzaferri, president of Mazz Golf Management. “He’s got a huge driving range, he’s got a par 3 course. So if you come and take a lesson and learn golf like kids are going to, they go to the par 3 course and it’s a little less of a par 3 course. golf than a great championship course and as they improve they move onto Regulation 9.

First Tee Upgrades for Wildcreek Golf Course(STATION)
First Tee Improvements at Wildcreek Golf Course
First Tee Improvements at Wildcreek Golf Course(STATION)

First tee will also completely redevelop the clubhouse, which will add a training facility.

You can find more information about Wildcreek Golf Course here and Northern Nevada’s First Tee here.

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