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...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.
Kendel Abrams, a participant from The First Tee of Greater Baltimore, was one of 81 junior golfers selected to play in the 2016 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. She was paired with PGA TOUR Champions player Jay Haas and had the amazing opportunity to learn from him during their roun...Read More
There are many misconceptions about golf. At The First Tee, we have heard them all: Golf isn’t a sport Golf is boring Golf is all luck, no skill Golfers are not real athletes To help change the perception of golf, here are nine ways we think golf is different from other sports. THE TOP 9 … ...Read More
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 …...Read More
For Immediate Release: September 19, 2016 Contact: Stewart Moore, PGA TOUR, 904.540.2765, StewartMoore@pgatourhq.com 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...Read More