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.

First Tee Alumnus Norman Xiong Qualifies for 3M Open

Categories: Blog, Character Education

Being mentioned in the same sentence as Tiger Woods is an honor most people never experience, but First Tee alumnus Norman Xiong isn’t “most people.” In 2018, college recruiter Casey Martin from the University of Oregon said, “At 19 years old, I think Tiger is the only guy I would defer to a...

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81 First Tee Teens Selected for PGA TOUR Champions’ PURE Insurance Championship Impacting the First Tee at Pebble Beach

Categories: Blog, News Releases, PURE Insurance Championship

Golf Channel’s Damon Hack and Shane Bacon, PGA TOUR’s Ryan Palmer and Commissioner Jay Monahan surprise teens with invitation to event PONTE VEDRA, FL. (July 6, 2021) – First Tee and PGA TOUR Champions announced today the 81 First Tee participants selected to play in the 2021 PURE Insurance Ch...

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Ashton Harper, First Tee — Roanoke Valley, and Symran Shah, First Tee — Greater Dallas, Win at Inaugural First Tee National Championship

Categories: Blog, Events, Feature Stories, News Releases

Clemson University hosted 48 teens from First Tee chapters across the country CLEMSON, S.C. (June 25, 2021) – Ashton Harper of Roanoke, Va. and Symran Shah of Carrollton, Texas won the boys’ and girls’ divisions, respectively, of the first-ever First Tee National Championship at Clemson Unive...

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