Alumni Spotlight: Melody Sanches

Categories: Character Education, The First Tee Alumni

Through the game of golf, our program aims to prepare youth for success—on the golf course and in life. Alumni of The First Tee continue to demonstrate this impact by sharing their success stories.

Alumna Melody Sanches shares how she continues to give back to her community while pursuing her goals to be a physician.

Melody’s Story:

“I currently attend Oral Roberts University and I absolutely love it! I am a Medical Molecular Biology major with a minor in Spanish and a concentration in Pre-Medicine. My plan is to go to medical school and become a physician, specializing in neonatal surgery.

Although I am very busy with school, I always find time to fulfill my duties as a junior board member for the Precious Child Foundation. We are currently working on planning our annual fundraiser, Walk for Water, which raises awareness and money to build clean water wells in Ghana, Africa. Through this project, we have raised over $26,000 and put in about 7 clean water wells. We provide clean water to more than 500 people with each well.

I also, enjoy going to any volunteer opportunities that The First Tee of Tulsa hosts if I am available. The First Tee has played a huge role in my current goals and aspirations.”


Research shows our youth development program has a lasting impact, creating better citizens and lifelong golfers in the process. Our program aims to get young people ready for life’s challenges and pursue their goals. Find a chapter in your area to get started!

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