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.

5 Steps for Helping Youth Overcome Shyness

Categories: Blog, Character Education, Life Skills

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 ...

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Justin Potwora from The First Tee of Greater Portland Wins with PGA TOUR Champions’ Bernhard Langer at PURE Insurance Championship

Categories: Blog, News Releases

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. ...

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