Golf Lessons For Denise!


I am beyond excited about going into my senior year of high school. As  you may know,  I will have many responsibilities, activities and events coming up. I am proud to announce that I have been granted automatic admission into the University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton, Texas. I hav... Read More

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I am beyond excited about going into my senior year of high school. As  you may know,  I will have many responsibilities, activities and events coming up.

I am proud to announce that I have been granted automatic admission into the University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton, Texas. I have also been accepted into a program at school that allows me to intern for sports marketing-related companies.  

Although my parents provide support for many of my extracurricular activities, I want to help fill in gaps.

I will be focusing on my golf game this summer to increase my competitive presence. I’m playing for the Arlington Martin High School girls golf team next year and I am in need of sponsors to help support my extracurricular activities.

My first year, I placed second and sixth at two regular-season tournaments and 16th at the JV districts. When the season finsihed,  I received the MHS JV Outstanding Golfer award.

Posted By Denise Miller

June 15, 2018

Student Takes Shot at Crowdfunding to Improve Golf Swing and Course in Life
She could be hitting off the driving range or putting on the practice green. It doesn’t matter to Denise Miller. The high school senior who only took up the game of golf two years ago, can already see beyond the fairway.
Miller envisions the lessons she learns at First Tee in For Worth will not only improve her golf swing, but also prepare her with the life skills she needs to move forward. First Tee is a youth development organization that impacts young people like Denise by providing them with educational programs that build character, instill life-enriching values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
But, like many good things in life, those learning experiences come with a cost. That’s why the 16-year-old at Martin High School in Arlington, Texas, launched a crowdfunding campaign on She is appealing for donations between $5-$10 per month to offset the cost of her instruction with a Professional Golf Association coach.
Miller, who was accepted into the internship program at First Tee, is off to a good start. Since launching the campaign at the beginning of the month, she has reached half of her $550 fundraising goal. Miller credits much of her crowdfunding success to social media, where she was able to spread the news about her campaign beyond family and friends. YouHelp provides Miller and campaign organizers like her with a free platform to make those connections.
Success stories beyond the golf course are a legacy of the First Tee program, which began as a partnership with the Ladies Professional Golf Association, Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA Tour and United States Golf Association. Since its inception in 1997, First Tee has reached more than 9 million young golfers throughout the United States on courses, in schools and at other youth-serving locations.
Miller said even though most of her friends are not golfers, she was not intimidated to take up the game by herself.
“No one thinks golf is cool,” she said. “I’m a pretty individual person and golf is a very tough sport. When I do get frustrated, there is no one to blame but myself.”
Last year, her first as a member of the Martin High School golf team, Miller found very little to fault. She was named outstanding junior varsity golfer, an honored that surprised her. Not about to rest on her laurels, she is very much aware of the mental aspects of the game.
“I try not to think negatively, even after a bad shot” she said. “I try to be positive, practice each day, look at one shot at a time and hope for the best.”
Right now, Miller is looking ahead to college and a possible career in public relations, maybe within the golf industry. In the meantime, she is embracing the tenets of the First Tee program: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment
“The game is more fun when you know what you are doing, but golf is not just about the sport,” said Miller. “It can lead to so many things.”
Written by Joe Harkins

Posted By Denise Miller

June 11, 2018

Half my goal was reached yesterday! Thank you to Ms.Sherrie and Ms.Rita for helping me get there. 

Posted By Denise Miller

June 08, 2018

My first two donors have helped me reach 20% of my goal. Thank you so much!

Posted By Denise Miller

June 02, 2018

My Accomplishments!

Posted By Denise Miller

June 02, 2018

MHS Outsanding Golfer Award! 

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Denise Miller

I’m asking sponsors to consider donating $5 to $10 a month from June to December to help offset the costs of lessons from my PGA Pro coach. Please consider supporting me and thank you.

Denise Miller

Denise is a high school senior living in the Dallas-Forth Worth area. She is interested in public relations and sports management. She currently has a internship with the First Tee of Fort Worth.

Arlington, Texas

Recent Donations

  • $25.00


    July 06,2018

    We know your Aunt Taya and she says you have promise. God bless you on your game and your studies. College is work but there are rewards so stick to it.

  • $20.00

    Stephanie Murphy

    June 27,2018

  • $50.00

    Mike DeFazio

    June 24,2018

    Good luck!

  • $50.00

    Oscar Ruiz

    June 22,2018

  • $35.00

    B. Barr

    June 22,2018

    I am proud of you!

  • $30.00

    Emily Stephens

    June 15,2018

  • $25.00

    Veronica Griffith

    June 14,2018

    So proud of you Denise!!!!! I know you will do well!!!

  • $50.00

    Sherrie Thomas

    June 10,2018

    Your aunt Taya is a dear friend of mine, and I’m very happy to lend my support to such an inspiring young woman. Congratulations on your many successes! Onward!

  • $100.00

    Rita Karl

    June 10,2018

    Congratulations, have a fun time!

  • $50.00

    Taya Burch

    June 08,2018

    Congrats on your acceptance! Glad to see your commitment in golf!

  • $50.00

    Patsy Miller

    June 08,2018

    Good luck, I will need tickets when you go Pro

  • $5.00

    Mom Miller

    June 02,2018