Hi! My name is Julia Vollmer. I’m a freshman at Alamo Heights High School. I’m 15 years old and currently an Eagle participant in the program at the First Tee – Greater San Antonio.
Outside of school, you can find me on the golf course. I play many high school and individual tournaments throughout the year. I absolutely love competing and have met so many people at these events. Golf is a very important aspect in my life and I am always trying to learn more about the game. I am also very involved with my church, Wayside Chapel, and their youth group. I play guitar and sing with the youth group band. I have also been on a couple mission trips where I created some of the best memories and friends of my life. As much as I can, I volunteer at the First Tee. Working with the younger classes is a really cool experience and I love seeing how the program has come full circle.
My dad encouraged me to go to one of the classes and their Spring Break camp 8 years ago. I really enjoyed my time at these classes and so going to First Tee became a regular occurrence. After a while, I was practicing on the range multiple days a week and later on that year I played in my first ever golf tournament. Since then, I’ve never stopped. I credit this program to getting me started in golf. Their fun approach to the sport and the teaching of life skills is something I would recommend to everyone. I have loved my experience with the First Tee and I am so grateful for all the people that help to make this program possible. I have met so many friends and have had the privilege to participate in many fun events throughout the years.
Golf is something I want to take to the next level. I have always had the dream to play D1 college golf. Through the First Tee, I believe they have been able and will continue to make this dream a reality. I would have never been so involved with golf if it weren’t for this program. Not only that, but they have taught me the importance of social skills and how to maneuver my way through life with maturity. These next few years are going to be very significant and I know I can count on the First Tee to help me along my journey.