A group of girls got an opportunity a little outside the box Tuesday. In fact it put them on the tee box at Fontenelle Golf Course, learning a new game.
Talia Margarito is 11 years old and her summer mornings are usually spent far away from the golf course. This game is new to her, but she's learning.
"It's fun and hard at the same time, kind of difficult."
"Get the basics right and then you can go from there, that's what we're trying to do," said Ed May, one of many teaching volunteers from the Nebraska Golf Association, volunteers with strong credentials.
Ed Person is a former Nebraska state champion. Susan Marchese has won 17 state titles and that led to an interesting question from one of the girls.
"Can you beat Tiger Woods?"
"I might be able to beat him now because he's injured," responded Marchese.
“Think if I would have hit it a little lower, I would have made it,” said 11-year-old Zaria Nichols.
Tony Pesavento is the head pro at the Omaha Country Club.
"Next week we're going to do woods and a little more short game and then the next week we'll get them out on the course and apply what we've learned. It's gone real well."
"Frustrated?” said 12-year-old Ashton Wilson.
“A lot, it's hard sometimes, it really is." On Thursday, there will be a clinic at Spring Lake in south Omaha.
All of these young golfers are with Girls, Inc., a national nonprofit youth organization. The Nebraska Golf Association started in June on Tuesdays and Thursdays with a goal to expand the program statewide.