making a difference

At First Tee we strive to not only make good golfers, but better people. Participants and alumni across the country talk about what 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.

Change a Life–Become a Mentor!

Categories: I am the First Tee, Life Skills, Uncategorized

It’s National Mentoring Month! We all know that a caring, trustworthy adult can make the difference in a young person’s life. You can be that difference when you sign up to be a volunteer or coach at your local chapter!...

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Meet Michael: December's PGA TOUR Super Kid!

Categories: I am the First Tee

Meet Michael–December’s PGA TOUR Superstore’s Super Kids at The First Tee of Greater Chicago who has overcome challenges associated with a rare genetic disorder to become a Birdie level participant. His perseverance and positive, can-do attitude helped him beat his physical l...

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How to Have a Healthier Holiday Season

Categories: Life Skills, Uncategorized

Through The First Tee Nine Healthy Habits, participants learn about the importance of a healthy life-style. This holiday season, The First Tee is providing tips for you and your family to enjoy a healthy holiday! The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family and friends! But it’s also...

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I Am The First Tee: Alumna Amber Hardeman

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

The following is an excerpt from a speech Amber Hardeman, a graduating senior at Vanderbilt University and a former participant of The First Tee of Greater Dallas, gave at The First Tee 2013 Network Meeting in Nashville, Tenn. about what The First Tee has meant to her....

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