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.

Making an impact beyond the golf course

Categories: Blog, Character Education

Oftentimes we find ourselves evaluating our level of success by what our job title is or how big our last paycheck was. Maybe even by our golf handicap or what we scored in last week’s tournament. But when you look at the people around you and you think about what truly matters most in this &helli...

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How First Tee’s Valuable Lessons Helped Dr. Amber Hardeman realize her dreams

Categories: Blog, Character Education, Feature Stories, The First Tee Ace

By Sara Wright, Guest blogger, PGA TOUR Dr. Amber Hardeman is an inspiration. Not only does she have an incredible work ethic and multiple degrees, including a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature from Vanderbilt University, a Master of Public Health from the University of Alabama, a MBA from Tul...

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Sara Diaz is Changing the Way the PGA TOUR Relates to its Multicultural Fan Base

Categories: Blog, Character Education, Feature Stories, The First Tee Alumni

By Sara Wright, Guest blogger, PGA TOUR When the First Tee of Greater San Antonio first put clubs in the hands of the Diaz family about 15 years ago, there was no way to predict just how much the game would impact the family’s life. Sara, the eldest of three children, her brother Adolfo, the &hell...

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Celebrating Freedom: Join us in observing Juneteenth

Categories: Blog, Character Education

Today we celebrate the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the U.S. This holiday honors the history and culture of African Americans and celebrates freedom granted through the Emancipation Proclamation. Celebrating diversity and...

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First Tee Scholars Inspire Us to Reach for Our Dreams

Categories: Blog, Scholarship

Now, more than ever, change surrounds us. From the way we attend school to shopping for groceries, our way of life has changed in the last few months. But that was only just the beginning. Recent events have led to an outpouring of protests and advocacy demanding change – change for equality a...

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