Nicklaus Introduces Golf to Utah Kids

Nicklaus Introduces Golf to Utah Kids


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Kathy Aiken ReportingMike Weir, Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller and Jim Furyk are just some of the names highlighting this year's Champion's Challenge.

But before the stars teed off at today's Pro-Am at Thanksgiving Point, one of the best players in the history of the game helped introduce the game to under-privileged children. None of the children at this morning's event were even born when Jack Nicklaus was in his prime, but you can bet they'll remember him after today.

Nicklaus was at the Rose Park Golf course this morning kicking off Utah's chapter of The First Tee. The program is dedicated to providing affordable golf for those who otherwise wouldn't be able to play the game.

Nicklaus spoke about his love of the game, and handed out some putting tips to the kids. He also helped some of the veterans like Mayor Rocky Anderson who used a bit too much muscle. Then it was Governor Leavitt's turn, and of course he was a bit more conservative hitting it about two feet short. But the man they all came to see, the Golden Bear, showed the kids and the adults how it's really done.

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