More Than a Sports Program For Kids

The First Tee is an youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to kids and teens. Through after-school and in-school programs, we help shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect, and perseverance through the game of golf. And it’s making a difference.

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 Mission

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.

Strong Foundation

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.

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