For many kids and teens, meeting new people is intimidating. What you may not know is for most people, shyness is a learned behavior. Currently, as many as 40 to 60% of adults report being shy. Effective meeting and greeting is a basic communication and social skill that can help build confidence ...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.
Golf requires more than a good swing; it takes personal responsibility. Junior golfers must learn to be accountable for their own actions and be dependable. Each person to keep their own score, understand the rules, take care of their equipment, repair divots and rake bunkers. As youth progress thro...Read More
How do youth at The First Tee grow up to be leaders and positive influences in their community? It starts with positive youth development. Developing leaders requires recognizing and enhancing young people’s strengths. That’s what The First Tee is all about. We use golf a way to create s...Read More
Keith Dawkins named organization’s next Chief Executive Officer Jersey City, New Jersey (September 29, 2017) – Keith Dawkins, an executive for Viacom’s Nickelodeon, will become The First Tee’s next CEO, it was announced today by the World Golf Foundation Board of Directors. President George ...Read More
Langer also clinches pro competition Pebble Beach, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2017) – Justin Potwora from The First Tee of Greater Portland and PGA TOUR Champions professional Bernhard Langer clinched the Pro-Junior title today at the PURE Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee finishing 21 under. ...Read More