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.

Chief Executive Officer of The First Tee, Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., Set to Retire in 2017 as Organization Celebrates 20 Year Milestone

Categories: Blog, News Releases

St. Augustine, Fla. (October 5, 2016) – After leading The First Tee from reaching hundreds of young people in 2000 to impacting more than four million annually, Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. has announced his intention to step down as CEO at the end of 2017 as the organization celebrates its 20th annivers...

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Arnold Palmer: Legend of the Game and Friend of The First Tee

Categories: Blog

Golf lost a legend, an ambassador and great man with the passing of Arnold Palmer. His memory is woven into the fabric of the golf world, but he will be remembered for far more than his impact on the golf course. “We will always remember Arnold Palmer as not only The King of golf, but …...

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PURE Insurance announced as title sponsor of annual PGA TOUR Champions event at Pebble Beach Golf Links

Categories: News Releases, PURE Insurance Championship

For Immediate Release: September 19, 2016 Contact: Stewart Moore, PGA TOUR, 904.540.2765, The First Tee to continue as beneficiary of newly-named PURE Insurance Championship PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The PGA TOUR and Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange (PURE) Insu...

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