From trick shots, to teaching lessons from the pros, to a pro-am that featured Franklin County Eagle, Youth Day had all you could imagine at the 2014 Greenbrier Classic.
With the 5th annual Classic set to tee off Thursday, plenty of professionals made time for the kids Tuesday afternoon.
Headlining the event was The Greenbrier’s resident trick shot professional, Bill Winters.
But all the kids in attendance received shirts, water bottles and snacks. Bringing smiles to the faces of all.
Putting on the events were the First Tee of both West Virginia and the Roanoke Valley.
Franklin County's Tyler Peterson was the lucky winner Tuesday. The rising senior represented the Roanoke Valley First Tee, playing in its Pro-Am scramble. He got to play with PGA Tour professionals Morgan Hoffman and Davis Love III.
“It's fun, I got to see all the pros, got to warm up with them and see what they go through on a daily basis here,” said Peterson. on “I'm just happy to play with one of the pros today.”
Morgan Hoffman added, “It's so great to play with kids and see the next generation for the game. Hopefully I can teach them a couple of things too.”
But it wasn't just Peterson and the other kids who had all the fun Tuesday.
Tour players, Shawn Stefani, who lost in a playoff last week at Congressional donated some time to the First Tee.. Joining him, Former Wahoo, James Driscoll who graduated from the University of Virginia in 2001.
“You’ve got to take care of the future in this country,” added Stefani. “You know we just want to see them do well and being in the position we’re in, we have to pay it forward.”
But beyond the golf course, the goals of the First Tee help kids who are the future of not only golf, but life in general.
“It teaches them discipline, it teaches them how to interact with other kids,” said James Driscoll. “[You] have respect for the game and have respect for others and things that are important to learn and keep in mind when you're playing golf but also as you get older.”