August 2023: Daniel Legge
About Daniel: I live in Cary and originally am from Buffalo. I have a passion for positively impacting youth. Being positively impacted at a young age by coaches really helped shape me into the person I am today. I hope to pass that on to our future through the First Tee! When not volunteering, I have a passion for walking 9 holes and both types of football. Glad I can help grow the First Tee program and instill passion for the kids!!
Daniel volunteers with our Ages 5-6 at Falls Village and does such a great job teaching golf and making it fun for our youngest golfers! Thanks, Daniel, for all you do for our program and kids!
July 2023: Terressa Zimmerman
Terresa moved to the Raleigh/Durham area from southern California about 7 years ago and now can’t imagine living anywhere else. She is a member of the Country Club of Wakefield, a McConnell golf property, where she not only took up golfing, but became the first female starting announcer for the Korn Ferry Tour at the Rex Open. She is actively working on improving her golf game, though work does get in the way. She founded, and still runs, a men’s apparel business 11 years ago. She is an award winning author, is involved in multiple start-ups, and jumps in wherever she can to support, advise and mentor entrepreneurs. Terresa and husband, David, live in the region with their two Aussies, Whizkey and Tequila..
June 2023: Daniel Brown
I am a student who has become a teacher. I was introduced to golf through First Tee as a child and I have been playing for over 20 years now. This being my first year coaching has been a great experience for me. Golf is my passion and I enjoy making our games competitive with the kids’ different skill sets. This experience has been rewarding and I hope my two year old child will love the game as much as I do one day so I have a golf partner for life.
Daniel has been an amazing addition to our First Tee volunteer team. He is great with the kids and provides fun and engaging learning opportunities for them during class. Thank you, Daniel, for all you do to support our kids!
May 2023: Ann Mykins
Ann took up golf during Covid and her interest quickly took her to the ladies clinic with Coaches Dave Hinton and Rick Hengstenberg at Tri Golf/First Tee. Watching them work with the First Tee kids inspired her to get involved and every week it’s a joy to watch our kids grow in character and golf!
Ann hardly ever misses a class, is always early, and brings name tags each week to help us learn the kids’ names! We are so grateful to have Ann on our team – thank you Ann for all you do to inspire our kids!
April 2023: Chris Koss
Chris is the General Manager of Chick-fil-A South Square in Durham, where he spends a lot of time developing young leaders in what is usually their first job. His goal is to become the owner operator of his own Chick-fil-A. He enjoys playing golf and introducing his two boys to the game. That’s how he became involved with First Tee. As a parent first, he loved the program and the life lessons that First Tee is trying to teach while also having fun playing a game that has no age limit or restriction. He is excited to continue to participate as a coach!
Chris volunteered at two different locations in Session 1- Knights Play and River Ridge. We are so thankful that Chris has been willing to give of his time and support and teach our participants! We are very proud to have Chris as a coach and a parent of our First Tee programs.
March 2023: Kathryn Vardzel
Kathryn Vardzel is from Charleston and has a nursing degree from the University of South Carolina. Kathryn was a RN in a Pediatric Emergency Department for 5 years and recently finished her Masters in Leadership. She now works in hospital administration and has been spending her free time Volunteering with First Tee – Triangle.
Because of her busy schedule, Kathryn jumps in each week as a floating coach always willing to support whichever facility needs the most assistance. Over the last several weeks, she has worked with participants at River Ridge and Falls Village. Kathryn is a natural leader, takes initiative, and First Tee kids have already been tremendously impacted because of her involvement.