Bush to be honorary chair of First Tee

Former President George W. Bush is following after his father

again, this time as the honorary chair of The First Tee

program.

His father, former President George H.W. Bush, had been the

honorary chair since the creation of The First Tee in 1997. He will

now move to an emeritus role.

As honorary chair, Bush is to provide leadership and support to

The First Tee’s mission of reaching children through educational

programs that build character and teach values through golf.

The announcement came Friday at The First Tee’s biennial meeting

of more than 600 people involved in various chapters around the

country. The First Tee says it has reached more than 4.7 million

through its programs since 1997.