Wee Golf Course at Williams Creek

On Jack Neely's article [Jan. 24 Secret History] concerning youth golf:

First, I'm not the developer of the Wee Course at Williams Creek. I'm merely one of several volunteers who formed a non-profit entity called WC2. The real leader of this endeavor has always been Jim Bush, chairman of Johnson and Galyon. He and I have worked together for the last four years with a varied cross section of folks in the community to make this dream a reality. Those include, but are certainly not limited to, Sam Anderson, Doug Bataille, Joe Armstrong, Tom Jones, Sam Newgent, Sam McKenzie, Annie Jones, Lee Miracle, Leroy Thompson and, of course, the late Jim (Cap) Hardin. There are others, too, and I am somewhat reluctant to list anyone for fear of excluding someone, but I just wanted you to be aware that this is not one man's effort.

Second, a clarification: First Tee is an organization in which the Tiger Woods Foundation is one of many participants. The USGA, the PGA Tour, the PGA of America, the LPGA, Augusta National Golf Club and others have all joined to create "points of access" for kids at risk in communities across the country so that they can learn the values of the game. Tiger is obviously an important factor in that equation, but the others should be acknowledged.

Archie Ellis


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