The Handshake America Tour Takes to the Links in NC

It’s great to get together with a group of people and shoot a round of golf every once in awhile. It’s even greater when there’s a little friendly competition involved. It’s greater still when you get to play golf, play with a little something on the line, and do it for a good cause.

Doug Probst, President and Co-Founder of Handshake America, held a North vs. South Ryder Cup-style golf competition at Lake Toxaway, NC on October 9, 2018. Six people who grew up in the north represented the Columbus chapter and six people with southern roots represented the Atlanta chapter to raise awareness of the Handshake Program and its dedication to coaching high school student-athletes for success in life.

The bragging rights for the inaugural North vs. South event went to Doug and his Northern teammates. The South will get a chance to even the score at next year’s event (details to come). Our goal, through events like this, is to bring to light how the Handshake America Program can create caring life coaching relationships with gritty high school students, to enable them to realize their potential for success and improve the spirit of our nation.

Our purpose and vision is to link a national community of 5P Leaders to influence the culture and unite the people around them (5P Leaders are those who regularly practice and represent the values of Perseverance, Passion, Positivity, People, and Presence). This is one way we are getting the word out and creating new relationships. Columbus was first. Atlanta was second. Western North Carolina is on the radar. Who’s next?