Arizona bill creates Southwest PGA license plate

PHOENIX - Drivers may soon have a new option to choose for their license plate design.
 
A bill is being considered that would create a Southwest PGA plate.  A portion of the proceeds raised would go to fund programs to help kids get introduced to the game and learn some valuable life lessons.
 
"It is about teaching traditional life skills," said Hugh Smith, of First Tee Phoenix , one of the programs that would benefit from the plates revenue. 
 
First Tee is a non-profit that gets kids in inner city neighborhoods involved in the sport. It is a positive outlet for many kids who may have more struggles around them.
 
Ahmen Williams is 13 years old and has been playing with First Tee for years and has some tournament wins under his belt. 
 
 He first started playing the game at the age of 5.
 
"It takes a lot of practice," he said. "Golf is really about life.  If you shank a little the wrong way you can mess up your game and like in math if you have decimal point off you get the whole problem wrong."
 
If the bill passes Smith said they may be able to work with the kids to let them help design it.

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