Throughout the year, we will spotlight some of the participants that help make First Tee – Shenandoah Valley so successful.



Luke Mowery


What has been your favorite thing about being a part of The First Tee?  My favorite thing about First Tee is being able to play with friends and helping others learn more about golf.

What are your favorite core values or the ones you think are most important to you?  While all the values are important, Respect and Sportsmanship are the most important. These two values are represented the most by golfers and are great areas to teach the other values from.

What other activities, besides golf do you enjoy?  Besides golf, I am involved in TSA(Technology Students Association), NHS(National Honor Society), Leadership Committee, my youth group, and I also enjoy spending time with friends.

What is your favorite subject in school?  Where would you like to go to college, and what would you like to major in?  My favorite subjects in school are history, math, and science. I would like to attend Clemson University to study either Engineering or Chemistry/Physics.

Luke completed his Eagle Certification last Spring and is now an ACE level participant at First Tee – Shenandoah Valley.  Not only is Luke a participant in The First Tee, but he is also a volunteer and has been an assistant coach for the last couple of years.  In addition to school and the First Tee, Luke also works at Heritage Oaks golf course and practices as much as he can in his free time.  He has been one of the hardest working participants we have ever had and we know he will accomplish all his goals.