Union Democrat staff

Golf Channel commentator and four-time PGA Tour winner Notah Begay III is coming to Teleli Golf Club Friday for a question and answer session and a meet and greet.

Begay, who is the only full-blooded Native American to have played on the PGA Tour, is a graduate of Stanford University.

During his collegiate career he earned All-American honors three times and helped lead the Cardinals to a National Championship.

He played with Tiger Woods in the 2000 President’s Cup and holds the honor of being the third player in the history of golf to shoot a 59 in a professional event.

In addition to his work with the Golf Channel and his professional accomplishments, Begay started a non-profit aimed at Native Americans to fight obesity and diabetes among the community’s youth. The Notah Begay III Foundation earned him Golf Magazine’s Innovators of the Year award in 2009 as well as the Charlie Bartlett Award from the Golf Writers Association of America.

Friday’s event will be held at Teleli Golf Club, 17566 Lime Kiln Road, Sonora and begins at 9 a.m. It’s free and open to the public. For more information, call (209) 532-1000.

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