April 2019 Face of THe first tee Matthew Bui
in his own words
My name is Matthew Bui and I am a sophomore at Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy. I love learning about the world and different cultures. I would have to say geography and history are my favorite subjects. I am involved in the Key Club at my school because I believe that it is important to be active in my community and give back as much as I can. I am also a member of St. John Bosco’s youth group and participate in various volunteer activities and spiritual retreats. I believe my faith and my family will help me achieve my goals of becoming a successful entrepreneur.
My father is the person who has been most influential in my playing golf. He is the one who introduced me to golf at the age of 7, and I couldn’t be any happier that he did. I have grown and learned so much over the last couple of years because of the game. What I love most about golf is the competitive nature and getting to meet so many diverse people at tournaments. The First Tee is a big part of my life because it has taught me more than just how to play golf. It has also taught me about patience and discipline.
When I am not playing golf, I enjoy playing baseball and soccer. Being outdoors is my comfort zone. On the weekend I enjoy hanging out with my friends and spending some quality time with my family. I would not have made it this far in my golf career without the support of my family and friends.
“Matt is a driven young man He is a talented golfer and a workhorse. He devotes many hours to perfecting his game and does it all with a smile on his face. Matthew’s love for the game is clear, and he will continue to enjoy it wherever it may take him,” former Director of Education Perry Faulkner.
About The Faces of the first tee
The Faces of The First Tee is a new platform to recognize and award current participants who embody the criteria set forth in the Mission of The First Tee. The Faces of the First Tee demonstrate impeccable character, embody one or more of the Nine Core Values, and faithfully practice one or more of the Nine Healthy Habits. This award is not based on athletic ability, but rather a displayed grasp of The First Tee curriculum. This recognition will be awarded to one participant monthly for a period of 12 months (following the school year calendar, beginning in September). Advantages of being selected as one of The Faces of The First Tee include:
- A professional portrait taken by New Orleans Snapshots’ photographer and First Tee of Greater New Orleans’ Board President Andrew Cohoon
- A month-long, dedicated web site feature story including the portrait and a biography describing the criteria for which the participant was selected
- A featured headline in our newsletters, Home on the Range and Tuesday’s Talk of The Tee
- Social Media promotion on Facebook and Instagram
- A certificate of recognition
Congratulations to those of you who have been selected as one of The Faces of The First Tee!