Since inception in 1997 through 2016, more than 14 million young people have participated in our programs.

The First Tee Chapters

  • Programming locations (golf facilities): 1,200
  • Chapters: 165 in the U.S. and two international (Canada and Japan)
  • Number of active coaches: more than 3,900
  • Number of volunteers: more than 24,000 (including board members)
  • PGA/LPGA professionals serving as coaches, executive directors, staff and volunteers: 1,024
  • Participant gender: 39% female, 61% male (All U.S. golfers: 23% female, 77% male)
  • Participant ethnicity: 51% White or Caucasian, 16% Black or African-American, 18% Latino or Hispanic, 7% Asian, 7% Multi-racial, less than 1% Native American or Native Alaskan, less than 1% Pacific Islander

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The First Tee National School Program

  • Number of students reached in 2016: more than 4 million
  • Introduced to more than 9,000 schools in more than 1,400 school districts
  • Student gender: 50% female, 50% male
  • Student ethnicity: 49% White or Caucasian, 23% Latino or Hispanic, 21% Black or African-American, 4% Asian and 3% Other

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The First Tee DRIVE

  • Number of young people reached in 2016: more than 220,000
  • Introduced to more than 1,000 youth-serving locations
  • Participant gender: 49% female, 51% male
  • Participant ethnicity: 29% White or Caucasian, 29% Latino or Hispanic, 26% Black or African-American, 9% Asian and 6% Other (based on 2014 data)

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