More Than a Sports Program For Kids
Our mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has reached more than 15 million kids, positively impacting their lives. Reaching more than 5 million kids annually, The First Tee offers programs in all 50 states through: The National School Program in more than 10,000 elementary schools, 150 chapters at more than 1,200 golf courses and The First Tee DRIVE at 1,300 youth centers. The First Tee is expanding globally and currently offers programs at six international locations.
Our three strategic pillars
The First Tee is creating deeper connections with kids and families and making golf more fun, interactive and engaging.
Diversity & Inclusion
The First Tee is reaching kids of all ages and backgrounds and is the entry point for kids and families to learn about and experience the game.
Civic Responsibility (Nine Core Values)
At The First Tee, more than 1,000 PGA & LPGA teaching professionals and 25,000 volunteers work together to teach kids The First Tee Nine Core Values and life skills that help shape and impact their lives.
The First Tee Nine Core Values: Honesty, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Respect, Perseverance, Confidence, Responsibility, Courtesy and Judgment
We have a strong foundation on which to build. For 20 years, The First Tee has been changing the sport of golf and working to shape and impact the lives of kids. We are engaging the next generation of fans through unique golf experiences, signature events and strategic partnerships. The First Tee’s Founding Partners LPGA, the Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR and the USGA, our proud media partner, Golf Channel, and our honorary chair, President George W. Bush, have all helped contribute to our success. We plan to leverage and partner with them even further to bolster our impact domestically and around the world.