What does it take to be a volunteer? It takes heart. And William “Billy” Brent has that and so much more when it comes to volunteering at The First Tee of Northwest Florida. “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” — Elizabeth Andrew Brent was recently recog...Read More
making a difference
At The First Tee we strive to not only make good golfers, but better people. Participants and alumni across the country talk about what The First Tee means to them, how the program has influenced them and how they plan to give back. In this blog, you will find out why golf is truly different than other sports by seeing it through the eyes of our participants and mentors who make our mission a reality.
For generations, parents have been enrolling their children in sports programs with the hope that they will develop discipline, teamwork and stay active and healthy. The benefits of participating in youth sports are long-lasting. Research shows: High school athletes are more likely than non-athlete...Read More
Today’s children are growing up in a challenging time. While communities are extremely dedicated to helping and investing in young people, no one entity can do it alone. We believe young people need support both in and out of school, and in and out of the home. That’s our goal. You can ma...Read More
There’s no question Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. brought The First Tee a long way these past 18 years as CEO. Beginning with reaching a few hundred kids and teens to now impacting more than 5 million youth annually, Joe’s leadership is nothing short of visionary. Celebrating Joe’s Work & Leadersh...Read More
Golf is more than a game; it’s an opportunity to learn life lessons. At The First Tee, we center all of our lessons on positive youth development. That’s why The First Tee is honored and proud to be a 2017 National Sports Organization of Character. Bringing Character Education to Sports Characte...Read More