Diversity at The First Tee
Appreciating diversity is at the heart of The First Tee and our mission. We believe it is essential to the well-being of our society that we all learn to respect and value diversity among individuals while on the golf course, in school and throughout our daily lives. We instill this belief to youth in our programs.
Learning to Appreciate Diversity
“When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.”
– William Arthur Ward, writer and poet
To appreciate diversity, it is helpful to identify how our own strengths/weaknesses, personal thoughts and attitudes are the same or different from others. Similarly, when building a golf team for a scramble or other team formats, it is first helpful to identify how your own golf skills are the same or different from others. Teams or groups usually benefit from the varying strengths of the team/group members.
At The First Tee, we emphasize “Respect for others” in The First Tee Code of Conduct, instructing youth to be friendly, courteous and helpful whether they win or lose. In golf it is important to show respect for oneself, playing partners, fellow competitors, the golf course, and for the honor and traditions of the game. The same is true in life.
Golf is for Everyone
You don’t have to be a certain age, size, gender, nationality, race or ethnic background to become the best golfer.
Youth from all backgrounds represent 100% of our future. Making diversity and inclusion a priority will drive the innovation, growth and broader social change. Learn more about our programs and get involved in your community.