Ex-President Bush takes over from father as honorary chair of First Tee

Associated Press


Published: Friday, February 18, 2011 | 7:58 p.m.

Former President George W. Bush is following after his father again, this time as the honorary chair of The First Tee program.

His father, former President George H.W. Bush, had been the honorary chair since the creation of The First Tee in 1997. He will now move to an emeritus role.

As honorary chair, Bush is to provide leadership and support to The First Tee's mission of reaching children through educational programs that build character and teach values through golf.

The announcement came Friday at The First Tee's biennial meeting of more than 600 people involved in various chapters around the country. The First Tee says it has reached more than 4.7 million through its programs since 1997.