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
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.
Welcome to The First Tee blog! Since 1997, The First Tee has used golf to promote education, character, values and a healthy lifestyle among young people. We have impacted the lives of more than 7.6 million youths, their families and their communities. Participants of The First Tee learn the game of...Read More