As the round wore on, it was clear that both boys have a deep understanding of the nuances of the game—where to stand on the tee box, how to tend the flagstick. They patrolled every green looking for ball marks to fix and were effusive in their praise of each other. Jose didn't putt well enough to threaten his career best of 31, but as soon as the handshakes on the final green were over, he had something important to ask. He lives in a place where many kids fall into the maw of gangs because they can't imagine a different future. Were it not for The First Tee, Jose easily could have been one of them. Now he had the most simple and profound of questions for Varner: "Coach, can we please do this again tomorrow?"