Serving as a First Tee coach for eight years, Daniel Timmons is one of our longest serving volunteers. What keeps him coming back?
“It’s rewarding to see the kids have fun and improve. I love working with them and it’s my way of helping to perpetuate the game of golf.”
Timmons was introduced to First Tee — Central Iowa by former board member, Claudia Peyton. He had just retired as a vice president at Jensen Construction and he was looking for a way to give back. It was a great match – working with kids and golf.
He continues, “First Tee is a really great opportunity for kids to learn how to play the game and the life lessons they will use throughout their lives – the importance of Integrity, Honesty, Sportsmanship… all of the Core Values.”
It’s not all work for Timmons. When he takes participants out on the course the most important thing he emphasizes, after safety, is to have fun. In fact, he likes to “announce” them like they do at PGA Tournaments, “This is Jack Smith from Birmingham, Alabama. He is representing Saydel High School and is a three-time winner on the PGA Tour. Let’s welcome Jack to the tee!”
It is clear Daniel Timmons loves being a First Tee volunteer coach.
We can’t thank Daniel enough for his time and effort in caring for our participants and helping us Build Game Changers. If you’re interested in becoming a First Tee coach, contact our Program Director, Mikayla Olson at [email protected]