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.

Have you ever wanted to play Augusta?

Categories: Golf Channel Highlights, I am the First Tee, Life Skills

Junior Golfers from The First Tee Take on the Iconic Course Augusta National Golf Club…the iconic course where legendary players like Nicklaus, Palmer and Woods solidified their legacies. Did you ever think you or your child’s participation in The First Tee may be what allows you to he...

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The First Tee–Linking Girls to Golf

Categories: Girls Golf, I am the First Tee, Life Skills

Young people today, especially girls, are experiencing more pressure than ever. Peers, parents, school and media all influence a girl’s concept of how she should look and act....

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Linking The First Tee National School Program to the Course

Categories: Life Skills, National School Program, Uncategorized

How One Field Trip is Positively Impacting School Attendance Did you know missing 10 percent of the school year in elementary grades can set many students up for future academic struggle, including a higher chance of dropping out in high school? Ten percent. That’s just 18 days a school year. The ...

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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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