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.

Participants Receive Surprise Announcement During Golf Channel Interview

Categories: Golf Channel Highlights, I am the First Tee, PURE Insurance Championship

Golf Channel, The First Tee’s proud media partner, helped surprise two participants of The First Tee with an exciting announcement… Emily Valentine, a participant at The First Tee of the Palm Beaches, recounts her reaction upon hearing the news that she and fellow participant Cameron Fiel...

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Introducing The First Tee Alumni Network: Keeping Up with Alums Like Sam Odi

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

(Re)Connect Through The First Tee Alumni Network! The First Tee home office has launched a new, no cost initiative to engage and connect with past participants, called The First Tee Alumni Network. If you are a past participant who was registered at any level, then you are an alum! Join The First T...

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Happy 4th of July: A Message from CEO Joe Louis Barrow, Jr.

Categories: I am the First Tee, Uncategorized

We are off to celebrate July 4th. As we do it will bring back memories of Paul Revere and the brave souls that wanted to make certain that we were separated from England. And while our country was “independent” it would take years for women, African/Hispanic Americans to gain such freedoms. I am...

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Participants Meet President Obama and The Presidents Cup 2013 Team at the White House

Categories: I am the First Tee

On June 24, 2014, four participants from The First Tee had the exciting opportunity to meet privately with President Obama, PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem, The First Tee CEO Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., and players from The Presidents Cup 2013. The players were honored at the White House, hosted by t...

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In His Words: Aaron Errico Joins 46 Junior Golfers at The First Tee Training Program at IJGA

Categories: I am the First Tee, Life Skills

Thanks to a partnership between The First Tee and International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA), 47 lucky junior golfers were selected to attend The First Tee Training Program at IJGA earlier this month in Hilton Head, S.C. The teens received daily instruction on all aspects of the golf game from IJ...

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