WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Kendal and Nicholas Win scampered around the first fairway of the Meadows course at The Greenbrier resort Tuesday afternoon.
They had come to watch the annual junior clinic held on Old White during the days leading up to The Greenbrier Classic every year.
The brother and sister, who are 5 and 8 years old, want to become professional golfers. Nicholas Win, beaming broadly, announced that he hopes to play at a tournament like The Classic some day.
And wearing a miniature polo shirt, he looked the part. He and his sister blended into the sea of pastel polo shirts and shorts that overtook Old White on Tuesday afternoon.
The Wins are members of First Tee -- an international youth development organization that aims to build character through golf.
First Tee teaches young golfers about core values like perseverance, integrity, and respect, said Josh Bower, director of development for The First Tee of West Virginia. The program also teaches children to shake hands and other simple professional tactics, he added.
According to Bower, the program serves youngsters between 5 and 14 years old.
Proceeds from the junior clinic and a lunch held at The Greenbrier on Tuesday went to benefit First Tee. The organization also organized Tuesday's First Tee Scramble -- an annual event that pairs two First Tee players with a PGA professional to compete on three holes around Old White.
Four golfers -- Bailey Fredrick, Cam Moore, Meagan Board, and Ike Judy -- got to play on Old White during Tuesday afternoon's Scramble.
Fredrick, a high school sophomore, has been playing golf for years. Her father, a professional golfer, taught her about the game.
She beamed as she described why she enjoys playing golf.
"It's mentally tough," she said. "I like the challenge."
She said playing on Old White would be one of her proudest accomplishments.