First Tee of San Joaquin is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Smith as their new Executive Director. Joe is a PGA Professional with decades of experience teaching golf to players of all levels. Born and raised in Stockton, Joe began playing golf at a young age and was a member of the St. Mary’s High School Golf Team. In 1999 he pursued his dream of becoming a golf professional and has served at several central valley golf courses including Swenson Park Golf Course in Stockton.
“Joe is a perfect choice for our First Tee program” commented Wes Widmer, Board President. “He is experienced with and believes in the mission of First Tee. His passion for working with youth shows in his interactions with them and has a knack for actively engaging them in all aspects of the program.”
Outside of golf Joe is dedicated to helping local non-profits, including serving as President of the Stockton Civic Theatre and Sounds of Swenson. He resides in Stockton with his wife and two kids.
The First Tee of San Joaquin is an organization that aims 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. As the Executive Director Joe will work in collaboration with the board to develop, implement, evaluate, and maintain programs, services, sponsorships and activities that fulfill the mission of First Tee.
For more information about First Tee San Joaquin visit firstteesanjoaquin.org.