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.

The First Tee: Making Dreams Come True for Junior Golfers!

Categories: I am the First Tee, PURE Insurance Championship

Nothing warms our hearts more than helping a participant’s dreams come true! The First Tee of Monterey County participant Jose Perez’s reaction to hearing that he was invited to play in the 2013 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach made us smile–we hope you will too! Congr...

Read More

Overcoming the Odds: Meet Zakki Blatt

Categories: I am the First Tee

Zakki Blatt knows what it takes to overcome the odds. Born with a complex congenital heart problem, he spent his first years struggling to survive. When he arrived at The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia at the age of 15, he was tethered to an oxygen tank and wheeled in by a medical stroller. Today...

Read More