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.

Alumni Sightings: PGA Merchandise Show

Categories: Blog, Character Education, The First Tee Alumni

We like to think of our First Tee alumni network as a big family. Last month, we had the opportunity to have a mini reunion where we reconnected with several alumni during the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida hearing more about where their journeys have landed them. With 81% of teens saying ...

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Five Reasons You Should Apply for the First Tee National Championship

Categories: Blog, Events

First Tee’s teen participants have an exciting new opportunity to explore their future and the possibilities golf can provide at the first-ever First Tee National Championship. Hosted at Clemson University’s The Walker Course on June 21-26, 2020, the tournament will bring together First Tee’s ...

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Our One in Three Billion Story

Categories: Blog, Character Education, Life Skills

PGA TOUR has given over $3 Billion in all-time charitable giving. This is a monumental milestone; one First Tee is thankful to be part of for more than twenty years. As we celebrate this achievement, we reflect on just a few of the ways PGA TOUR has made an impact. Serving as Leadership for First &h...

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Power of Relationships

Categories: Blog, Character Education, Coaching, Life Skills, Mentoring, Programs

Mentors can play a critical role in building the confidence of a young person and helping them feel empowered to pursue their goals. But mentoring relationships go beyond that. They are a shared opportunity for learning and growth. Mentoring not only greatly benefits the person you are teaching, but...

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