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.

Essential Gear Every Player Should Have: Respect

Categories: I am the First Tee, PURE Insurance Championship

The First Tee alumnus Logan Bertalan knows what it takes to play Pebble Beach. He’s played in the Nature Valley First Tee Open (twice!) but, his journey isn’t over yet. Logan will be back on the course this year, not as a player, but as a caddie for his friend, junior golfer Mikey Gallinatti, fr...

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PGA Magazine Features The First Tee of Greater Portland Girls Golf Program

Categories: Girls Golf, I am the First Tee, Life Skills

She’s Got Game! In August 2013, PGA Magazine featured The First Tee and our goal to help create successful all-girl opportunities. Our hope is to engage more female participants and help them develop responsibility, sportsmanship, integrity and leadership skills. The article highlighted...

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Experience at 3M Championship helps junior golfer prepare for Nature Valley First Tee Open

Categories: I am the First Tee, PURE Insurance Championship

Contributing Blogger: Parker Reddig, participant, The First Tee of Saint Paul After the news he was selected to play in the Nature Valley First Tee Open, Parker Reddig from The First Tee of St. Paul was invited inside the ropes at the 3M Championship. Reddig shares how the opportunity is helping him...

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Attending 3M Championship builds excitment for Nature Valley First Tee Open participant

Categories: I am the First Tee, PURE Insurance Championship

I’m very excited for the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach approaching us in just a few weeks. Recently, I was provided the awesome experience to walk inside the ropes during Round 1 of the 3M Championship at the TPC Twin Cities, in Blaine, Minnesota. I had the opportunity to follow...

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From Participant to Intern: Why I Love the The First Tee

Categories: Girls Golf, I am the First Tee, Uncategorized

Interning in the communications department for The First Tee home office has not only allowed me to complete my college graduation requirements, but also, I have observed the passion that the home office staff has for this organization. I now have a full understanding why the programs are so success...

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