Overcoming the Odds: Meet Zakki Blatt

Categories: I am the First Tee

Zakki Blatt knows what it takes to overcome the odds.

Born with a complex congenital heart problem, he spent his first years struggling to survive.

When he arrived at The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia at the age of 15, he was tethered to an oxygen tank and wheeled in by a medical stroller. Today, he is 19 years old, standing free of oxygen and using his leadership skills to inspire other junior golfers.

His incredible story, as featured on Golf Channel, is one of character and facing adversity with grace and courage:

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