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.

A Father’s Gratitude for The First Tee

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

My name is Charles Wright. I would like to start by telling you how much The First Tee has done for my child. I recently began spending time with my eight year-old daughter, whom I had not seen since she was about a year old. When we began our visits, she had a great deal of difficulty concentr...

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Youth Recognized by The First Tee for Outstanding Academic Achievement

Categories: Character Education

More than 9,100 junior golfers from The First Tee have been recognized for receiving A/B Honor Roll during the Fall 2013 semester — a record-breaking number! Sponsored by Founding Corporate Partner Shell Oil Company, The First Tee A/B Honor Roll program recognizes outstanding academic achievem...

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The First Tee Scholars Program Recognizes Junior Golfers Who Excel In Academics

Categories: I am the First Tee

The First Tee encourages all-around excellence. Our character education and life skills programs help young people prepare for success both on and off the golf course. The First Tee Scholars Program in particular recognizes high school seniors who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in academi...

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Charlie Sifford's Perseverance Paved the Way for Black Golfers

Categories: Life Skills

Decades before Tiger Woods was breaking records on the golf course, Charlie Sifford was breaking barriers. The First Tee joins the country in celebrating Black History Month by highlighting Sifford’s story of perseverance, leadership and integrity....

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John Deere and PGA TOUR Partner to Mentor Junior Golfers

Categories: I am the First Tee, Life Skills

Written by Royce Thompson Media Relations Specialist, PGA TOUR Talk about a reason to rise before the sun. Earlier this week at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Ahmen Williams and Raymond Frequez, junior golfers from The First Tee of Phoenix, were busy before sunrise with the Careers on Course pro...

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