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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Fort Worth ISD has partnered with First Tee of Fort Worth and the Morningside Children’s Partnership to turn 11.6 acres of land at Briscoe Elementary into a golf facility by the fall.

A spokesman for the youth development program behind the idea said it will cost a total of $360,000.

“We are excited to be able to partner with the Morningside Children’s Partnership in their very important work supporting the young people throughout the Fort Worth community,” said executive director of The First Tee of Fort Worth, Kevin Long.

It will include a 14 bay driving range, putting greens and sand traps.

The idea behind the new program is to offer the students of the Morningside community a learning resource they otherwise wouldn’t have access to.

“The opportunity to have a project like this is at one of our elementary schools is just an incredible opportunity,” said FWISD Executive Director Kevin Greene.

He hopes the students will learn valuable social and like skills while learning how to play golf. An extension to student’s physical education classes, access to the golf facility is free for them.

“It makes me feel very excited,” said Briscoe Elementary student Miller Moreland about the program.

Students from four different elementary schools and one middles school in the area will have access to the facility.

“It keeps them out of trouble and keeps their minds occupied and sets their goals to a higher expectation,” said Lajeania Allums, Miller’s mother. She’s just one of many parents in favor of the new program.

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