The First Tee, a junior golf youth development organization

Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, The First Tee

Welcome to The First Tee blog!

Since 1997, The First Tee has used golf to promote education, character, values and a healthy lifestyle among young people. We have impacted the lives of more than 7.6 million youths, their families and their communities.

Participants of The First Tee learn the game of golf as well as life and leadership skills like responsibility, respect and judgment, all of which carries from the classroom, to the playground, to situations with friends and into the workplace.

At our 188 chapters across the country, we are fortunate to have some pretty fantastic young people, coaches and volunteers involved with The First Tee. We look forward to sharing their stories and the great work that is being done through this blog. I hope that you find these entries to be educational and insightful, as well as heartwarming and entertaining.

Please take a moment to look at this video to learn more about The First Tee and, as always, visit our website at

Part of the Solution

Joe Louis Barrow, Jr.