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Golf Pros Notah Begay III, Gabby Lemieux Host Youth Golf Clinic at Talking Stick Golf Club

Professional golfers Notah Begay III and Gabby Lemieux hosted a youth golf clinic at Talking Stick Golf Club on November 8. Youngsters learned the basics of golf and also learned about the importance of leadership, financial literacy, fitness and personal responsibility.

Native youth in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community recently learned the basics of golf from two of Indian Country’s premier golfers.

Professional golfers Notah Begay III (Navajo) and Gabby Lemieux (Shoshone-Paiute) hosted the Youth Golf Clinic on the morning of November 8 at Talking Stick Golf Club. The clinic was part of a collaboration between the golf club, Fresh Start Women’s Foundation and REDW LLC, CPAs and Financial Advisors.

“Enjoyed a wonderful morning, teaming with Gabby Lemieux, Nike N7, REDW, Talking Stick Golf Club,” Begay shared on social media, along with a group photo. “Introducing golf to local girl scout troop from Salt River Indian Community. Also addressed the importance of leadership, financial literacy, personal responsibility and fitness. #GrowTheGame.”

Pro golfer Gabby Lemieux (left) works with a young golfer during a golf clinic at Talking Stick Golf Club.
All youth were able to attend, but young girls interested in golf were the event’s target. Golf clubs were provided. Participants learned how to properly hold and swing a golf club with the guidance of Begay and Lemieux. Both are Nike N7 influencers.

The SRPMIC Recreation Department brought the members of the Salt River Girl Scouts troop. Roughly a dozen youth participated in the event. SRPMIC Council member Michael Dallas also was in attendance.

After the golf portion of the clinic, Begay shared a keynote during lunch, and representatives from Fresh Start Women’s Foundation and REDW shared presentations before the event ended.

High fives all around. Notah Begay shared a lesson with a participant and celebrated with a high five.
Begay established the nonprofit Notah Begay III Foundation in 2005 to encourage health and wellness habits in Indian Country. As a golf pro, he has won four PGA Tour events. The Stanford University graduate also won a college golf championship. Begay is based in Albuquerque.

Lemieux, a 2018 Texas Tech University graduate, made her professional debut earlier this year in Wisconsin. Lemieux is based in Scottsdale.