making a difference

At The First Tee we strive to not only make good golfers, but better people. Participants and alumni across the country talk about what The First Tee means to them, how the program has influenced them and how they plan to give back. In this blog, you will find out why golf is truly different than other sports by seeing it through the eyes of our participants and mentors who make our mission a reality.

Why Do Teens Love Our Junior Golf Events?

Categories: Blog, Events

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 exp...

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Why does this mom love The First Tee?

Categories: Blog, Coaching

At The First Tee, we’re introducing kids to the sport of golf, and changing their lives along the way. One mom shares the story of how her daughter started with The First Tee and has come full circle as an assistant coach.  Below is a letter from a Deborah, thanking coaches at The First Tee ...

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Golf is Fun. Here’s Why:

Categories: Blog, Character Education, Life Skills, Programs

More than 70% of chapter participants return to our programs. And 90% of our alumni say they’re lifelong golfers. How have we hooked them on the sport of golf? What keeps them coming back? Golf is fun! 5 Ways we make golf fun 1. Friends & social Experiences Kids participate as a class wher...

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Building a life in golf, through The First Tee

Categories: Blog, The First Tee Alumni

For many alumni of The First Tee, golf is more than a game. It’s an opporunity to meet new people and experience new things. Alumnus Kyle DiGiacobbe tells us firsthand how the sport has impacted his life, from his career to his friends. In His Words: “I was always involved in golf as a ...

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