Teens who participate in The First Tee’s national junior golf events experience more than rounds of golf. They meet junior golfers from across the network, many becoming friends for life. At these events, teens enjoy the camaraderie that comes from being with peers who are united by their experiences at The First Tee. They are introduced to inspirational speakers, college golf coaches, community and industry leaders, and more.
But instead of us telling you why teens love our events, let’s see what they have to say!
why i love the first tee national events
“Best. Week. Of. My. Life. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I had so much fun and it was hard work and tiring but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.” —participant, 2017 Outstanding Participant Leadership Summit
“I loved the opportunity to meet so many great friends and coaches that I know will continue to impact my decisions moving into college golf.” —participant, College Golf Prep Academy
“I loved this event! It was a good way to connect with both participants and adults. I felt more informed about college and in networking professionally. It’s something that (I feel) isn’t often taught in school, so the presentation will be very useful now and in the future!” —participant, John Deere Drive Your Future Academy
“The academy was a once in a life time experience. I got to make new friends, play lots of golf, learn important skills and games I can bring back to my chapter and most importantly learn leadership qualities.” —participant, Life Skills & Leadership Academy
“Thank you for putting it together it was so much fun meeting new people and making new friends! This was the best participant opportunity I have been to yet!!” —participant, The First Tee National Par-3 Championship
Attending Our Junior Golf Events: How Teens Can Take the Next STep
The First Tee is hosting 10 exciting junior golf and leadership events this year for teen participants. Most of the events have a selection process that includes an application reviewed by a committee. If you know a teen participant who would be interested in our national junior golf events, please contact your chapter for more information!