PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- The Button Hole Short Course and Learning Center is in its 13th year and has helped approximately 15,000 kids learn to play golf.
Located in Providence on the side of an old, abandoned gravel pit, the course was founded by former state-amateur golf champion Ed Mauro. Mauro's goal was simple, to enrich the lives of young people by providing facilities and programs that develop strong character, teach life values, and reach success through the game of golf.
"We have never turned anyone away, if you cannot afford it, we will scholarship it. Clubs, balls, whatever they need they get it here," said Dan Gaughan, Executive Director of Button Hole.
More than 25,000 disadvantaged children live within 3 miles of Button Hole, and some take full advantage of the opportunity to play golf.
"I like being here because it keeps me out of the streets, it's a good opportunity," said one student.
Button Hole is one of many charities represented at the 2013 CVS Caremark Charity Classic, and will be represented by Louis Oosthuizen during the 17th hole closest to the pin contest held during the tournament on both Monday and Tuesday.
Copyright WPRI 12
Ted Nesi on the Projo for sale, Providence going bankrupt, holiday trees, RISD's future and more.
Crown Boiler is recalling certain home heating boilers after a defect can release excessive amounts of carbon monoxide.
Taunton police say they have recovered a Purple Heart stolen from the widow of a World War II veteran.
Two-year review of taxpayer-backed loan fund forced changes.
Police allege Jashua Mercado drove a stolen car directly at an officer on foot during a chase.