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.

Remi Mandell: A Junior Golfer with a Cause

Categories: Girls Golf, I am the First Tee, National School Program

Remi Mandell, a 16 year old junior golfer with a cause, has given many young people in her community the opportunity to experience golf within their P.E. classes. Remi wanted to find a way to offer the game of golf to children in her local area so they could share the same enjoyment of the … ...

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Jahbril Simpson: "Without The First Tee, I'm not sure I would be where I am today"

Categories: I am the First Tee

The following is an excerpt from a letter from Jahbril Simpson, a participant at The First Tee of Tampa Bay. It has been nothing but a blessing to be where and who I am today. And it all started for me at Boys Preparatory Academy–Franklin Middle Magnet when I picked up the trumpet in sixth gr...

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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...

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