Max Martin – ACE Certified – United State Military Academy

First Tee—South Dakota has our first ACE certified participant. Max Martin is that PLAYer. Ace was a good word for Max as he also scored his first ACE on #12 at Elmwood Golf Course this spring!  Max has been actively involved with First Tee—South Dakota for more than a decade. During that time, he has gone through the different levels of the First Tee from Little Duffer’s to ACE Certified. Starting with the Birdie level, he has been using his time helping assist coaches with younger participants. While working towards his ACE certification, he volunteered as an assistant coach working weekly with Birdie participants. To complete his ACE certification, Max submitted a portfolio consisting of 2 years of work in community service, volunteering for different organizations, and satisfying written materials to the national organization. He has put in a tremendous amount of time and energy into his golf game, into his First Tee experience and to our programs. Max is now studying hard at West Point in the United States Military Academy. He credits his passion for leadership to the First Tee—South Dakota. Max is anxious to serve his country. We, at First Tee—South Dakota, know he will be a great asset to our country. Congratulations Max!