Stonebridge Men's Golf helps First Tee

Photo by Scott Chancey

Photo by Scott Chancey

ALBANY -- First Tee of Albany director Burkett Carver saw just a minor drawback from introducing so many youths to golf.

He now needs new sets of junior clubs.

The Stonebridge Golf & Country Club Men's Golf Association lent a helping hand Thursday, donating a $1,000 check to purchase 20 new sets.

"This will help us tremendously," said Carver.

Stonebridge, earlier this year also presented a $1,000 check to help fund the Darton College golf team's scholarship program.

"Doing this is something that is important to us," Stonebridge Men's Golf Association president Jim Russin said. "We are developing an outreach program and are looking to see what we can do to help non-profit organizations like First Tee of Albany."

After making the presentation, Russin made a challenge he hopes other golf clubs in the area would meet.

"We want others to also take part in great organizations like First Tee of Albany," he said.