Nine Healthy Habits Invitational teaches kids healthy habits while enjoying golf

MADISON, Wis. — First Tee hosted a free golf tournament for local kids Friday.

The Nine Healthy Habits Invitational at the Monona Golf Course gave dozens of kids the opportunity to enjoy a fun day of golf and the mental and physical health benefits it provides.

The tournament is also aimed at teaching young golfers important core values like sportsmanship, confidence, respect and perseverance.

“These are things that you not only learn on the course but you can apply to life in general,” said Ashlyn Mehlhaff, the executive director of First Tee.

The event also helps make golf more accessible to all kids, she added.