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.

President George W. Bush: The First Tee's Honorary Chair Talks to Golf Channel

Categories: Golf Channel Highlights, I am the First Tee, Life Skills

In 2011, former President George W. Bush was named The First Tee’s honorary chair. He succeeded his father, former President George H. W. Bush, who served as The First Tee’s honorary chair since the organization’s inception in 1997....

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Pay It Forward program pairs college students with junior golfers

Categories: Golf Channel Highlights, I am the First Tee, Life Skills

First generation college students at California State University, Monterey Bay are making an impact by giving their time through a program called Pay It Forward. Through this program, the students are mentoring junior golfers at The First Tee of Monterey County....

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Meet junior golfer, Faletui, this month's PGA TOUR Super Kid

Categories: I am the First Tee

The PGA TOUR Superstore is a generous corporate partner of The First Tee, committed to strengthening our mission and brand. The PGA TOUR Superstore’s Super Kids program honors outstanding junior golfers participating in The First Tee chapters around the country. PGA TOUR Superstore donate...

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Top 10 reasons kids should become junior golfers

Categories: Character Education

At The First Tee, golf is more than a game. Our programs use golf as a way to help your child learn how to set goals, resolve conflicts, develop leadership skills and more—all while having fun! Here are our top 10 reasons youth should play golf! Written by Beth Brown, Ph.D., LPGA Member, Mana...

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The First Tee CEO: An Opportunity of a Lifetime

Categories: I am the First Tee, PURE Insurance Championship

The Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach is one of the most exciting times of the year for our organization. Entering its 10th year, this event gives 81 participants of The First Tee and 162 amateurs the extraordinary opportunity to compete side-by-side with Champions Tour players at one of ...

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