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Rain or Shine and First Tee of Greater Charlotte to host closest-to-the-pin contest

(CHARLOTTE, N.C.)Rain or Shine Golf, a leading retailer of indoor and outdoor golf simulators, and First Tee of Greater Charlotte have partnered to put on a closest-to-the-pin contest on April 29 at the Pineville Learning Center with prizes including tickets to the May Charlotte PGA TOUR event, launch monitor, golf hitting mat, and more

All golfers in the area can try their hand at getting closest to the pin on one of Quail Hollow’s famed par three holes through Rain or Shine’s top-of-the-line simulator technology set up at the First Tee’s Pineville Learning Center. Hosted from 10 am-3 pm on April 29 alongside spring programming sessions for area youth, the contest will reward the golfer who lands closest to the hole with two any-day passes to the following week’s PGA event at Quail Hollow. Additional winners will be randomly selected from participating entrants, with prizes including a Garmin Approach R10  Launch Monitor, Rukket Premium Sports Golf Net, SwingTurf Hitting Mat, and Exputt Putting Simulator. Chippo is sponsoring a putting contest with an opportunity to win a Chippo Bundle.

“We are thrilled to partner with First Tee of Greater Charlotte to support their mission of impacting the lives of young people in our city through the game of golf,”  says Rain or Shine CEO Shawn Foley. “This contest will bring in golfers from around the city to see the tremendous practice facility, and we look forward to continuing our work with the organization moving forward.”

The Charlotte-based company previously helped to outfit the mission-based organization with golf simulators and indoor golf enclosures at its Pineville and Revolution Park learning centers. As a part of an ongoing partnership, Rain or Shine has donated new simulator components and supplied additional training at the center to provide area kids and teens with quality technology to help continue their growth in the game of golf.

“It’s great to work with a local company like Rain or Shine that supports our work in the community,” says First Tee Learning Center General Manager Mark Lathan. “We’re excited to welcome golfers to our learning center and see who can come out on top in the contest.”

For more information about the contest and entry requirements, please visit the Rain or Shine Golf website.

About Rain or Shine

Rain or Shine Golf was created to serve people who believe golf is more than just a game. The company was founded in 2016 with the simple mission of helping golfers of any skill level bring the most memorable experiences of golf to their home. It strives to provide the best information, products, prices, customer service and overall buying experience anywhere. The team truly cares about their customers' experience, Rain or Shine helps customers every step of the way. Aside from the information on the website, a customer service team is readily available via email, phone or live chat to help answer any questions. Working closely with a large number of the best brands in golf has given a unique insight into the market that cannot be found anywhere else, as the company has taken the time to carefully select only the top partners with track records for excellent products.

About First Tee – Greater Charlotte

Established in 2003, First Tee – Greater Charlotte is a 501(c)3 serving kids and teens, ages 5-18, from all walks of life. We utilize on-course, in-school, and community programs to teach the game of golf and its inherent values to young people within the Greater Charlotte area.

We serve more than 2,000 young people annually at eight different facilities in the Greater Charlotte area. We also partner with more than 200 local elementary schools to bring the game of golf and core values to more than 120,000 students during the school day.

Our mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.


Jackson Martin
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