Children Learn Life Skills Playing Golf at the MAC

Summer First Tee 2012

The First Tee program participants Clay Dupin (left) and Lucas Hail (right).

With the 2012 Ryder Cup underway, young Kentuckians are learning important life skills playing golf after being introduced to the game through The First Tee program at the MAC. The MAC is home to one of the first rural affiliate First Tee programs in the nation and the first outside of Lexington and Louisville in the state of Kentucky.

The MAC offered two sessions of The First Tee program this summer. Children in the entry level PLAYer course had the opportunity to learn fundamental golf skills, make new friends, and most importantly, acquire life skills and core values that transfer from the golf course to other areas of their lives including the classroom.

“We had nearly 100 kids participate in the program this summer. We were thrilled to have that kind of response with just two sessions,” said Aaron Greenwell, Executive Director of the MAC. “Research has shown that children are more confident in their ability to do well academically after completing the program, so we were excited to help kids get off to a great start in the new school year.”

The program is designed for children ages five and older and focuses on positive values identified with the game of golf. These values, known as the Nine Core Values™, include courtesy, responsibility, honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, confidence, judgment, perseverance and respect.

More than 6.5 million children have participated in The First Tee program nationwide since it was started in 1997.

Mark Your Calendars – MAC Community Night Open House

Friday, August 24th
5pm – 9pm

Join us for an evening of family fun and fitness!  Friday, August 24th the entire MAC facility will be open to the public free of charge. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a  number of different activities, specifically designed for the the whole family, that will include swimming, volleyball, putting contests, cornhole, and drawings for prizes.

All equipment will be provided. The first 50 children (under the age of 15) in attendance will receive a MAC t-shirt.

Please come out and take part!!!


MAC Programs & Camps

Summer’s here and things are busy at the MAC.  We are providing the opportunities to participate in quality, affordable, programming options for both youth and adults in our community. From swim lessons to golf camp, water fitness, and The First Tee, we’ve served more than 500 kids and adults already this summer and we’re not finished yet.

We’ve also run numerous MAC day camps including:  Horseback Riding, Bowling, Swim, and Sports Camps.

We invite you to keep up with us on on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr where we share pictures of the fun participants are having at the MAC.

For more information about these programs and all other activities and updates check out the pages above.

First Tee Program

One program we’re especially proud of is The First Tee.  When it launched in the late 90’s, it was focused in urban communities.  We’re proud to say that the Meade Activity Center is home to one of the first rural affiliate programs in the nation and the first outside of Lexington and Louisville in the state of Kentucky.

The program is designed for kids (5 and older) to learn the sport of golf and most importantly the life skills it can teach.  Courtesy, responsibility, honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, confidence, judgment, perseverance, and respect make up the Nine Core Values.  Our first session has been a great success.  It will wrap up in early August and a second will begin August 23 and run through October 11.
. If you are interested in participating, download the summer registration form and return it to the MAC office.  If you have any questions about The First Tee or any other programs please give us a call at 270-422-2227

Beat the Heat with Twilight Hour Pool and Golf Rates

With record highs upon us, we want to let everyone know about our special twilight hour pool and golf rates.

From 4 pm to closing you can swim for just $3, whether you are accompanied by a member or visiting on your own.

In addition, the MAC offers a twilight rate after 4 pm at River Trace Golf Course.  Take advantage and play a round of golf with cart for just $15 any day of the week!