Integrity, one of The First Tee Nine Core Values, requires players to adhere to a set of standards upon which their behavior will be judged—a sense of personal honesty. Players who live with integrity know the rules of golf and embrace the etiquette of the game. They hold relationships in high reg...Read More
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.
Did you know caddying can open up all kinds of opportunities for youth? Caddying can provide young people with a safe and enjoyable working environment. Youth develop good work habits, improve their communication skills and confidence. Caddying also opens to door for junior golfers to meet influenti...Read More
Success in school – learning, building relationships and contributing to the school environment – leads to success in other areas of life. At The First Tee, we believe engaging in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), helps youth discover career opportunities. The USGA Learning Sci...Read More
So many things in life rely on good judgment. We often find ourselves in situations where there are no right or wrong answers. Our final decision—both on and off the golf course—comes down to a matter of judgment, one of The First Tee Nine Core Values. JUDGMENT ON THE GOLF COURSE On the golf co...Read More
Helping youth prepare for success is at the core of The First Tee. We believe in encouraging youth to pursue their dreams and further their education. However, for many students today, a college education would not be possible without financial assistance. Thanks to our generous donors, The First T...Read More