My name is James Fisher and I’m so happy to be part of the First Tee. I’ve been in the program for the last 3 years and I’ve been playing golf with my dad since I was 5. I’m 13 years old now and in the 8th grade at JD Miesler Middle School in Metairie. One of the things I like the most about the First Tee is that it’s helped my connect with the city in a way that I couldn’t have done with out it. My mom and I moved here from Milwaukee 3 years ago and while I visited every summer (because my dad lived here) the First Tee has helped me make new friends outside of school.
Outside of golf I love basketball and playing video games. My favorite teams are the Lakers and the Pelicans. I enjoy playing video games like NBA2K, Spiderman and The Division. Another thing that I’m really looking forward too is helping my little sister Alex learn how to play golf. Because my dad is one of my First Tee coaches I think it’s going to be really cool to continue in the program with him and my little sister next year.
Faces of the First Tee portraits: New Orleans Snapshots by Andrew J. Cohoon