In His Words: Aaron Errico Joins 46 Junior Golfers at The First Tee Training Program at IJGA

IJGA blogThanks to a partnership between The First Tee and International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA), 47 lucky junior golfers were selected to attend The First Tee Training Program at IJGA earlier this month in Hilton Head, S.C. The teens received daily instruction on all aspects of the golf game from IJGA instructors, as well as attended mental training, fitness training and college placement sessions. Continue reading “In His Words: Aaron Errico Joins 46 Junior Golfers at The First Tee Training Program at IJGA”

The First Tee Coaches, Mentoring Our Youth

coaching EmmaCaring adults who are passionate about seeing kids and teens succeed are essential to The First Tee’s mission. Chapter staff and volunteers play a key role in creating positive relationships that inspire junior golfers to discover their individual potential. And parents are taking notice. Here is a note from parents Dale and Christie Moe who know firsthand the impact adult role models and mentors have at chapters of The First Tee. Continue reading “The First Tee Coaches, Mentoring Our Youth”

Have you ever wanted to play Augusta?

Junior Golfers from The First Tee Take on the Iconic Course

DriveChipPutt_Logo_with_Sponsor Augusta National Golf Club…the iconic course where legendary players like Nicklaus, Palmer and Woods solidified their legacies. Did you ever think you or your child’s participation in The First Tee may be what allows you to head down Magnolia Lane and into this very exclusive club? For several junior golfers of The First Tee, this dream is becoming a reality. This year, several young people (ages 7-15) from The First Tee are making their way to Augusta by participating in the inaugural  Drive, Chip and Putt competition. Continue reading “Have you ever wanted to play Augusta?”

Linking The First Tee National School Program to the Course

How One Field Trip is Positively Impacting School Attendance PDid you know missing 10 percent of the school year in elementary grades can set many students up for future academic struggle, including a higher chance of dropping out in high school? Ten percent. That’s just 18 days a school year. The First Tee understands attendance during elementary school is a key indicator of academic success, which is why seeing chapters, like The First Tee of Charlotte come together with local schools, is something to be excited about. Continue reading “Linking The First Tee National School Program to the Course”

A Father’s Gratitude for The First Tee

Summer Wright 1My name is Charles Wright. I would like to start by telling you how much The First Tee has done for my child. I recently began spending time with my eight year-old daughter, whom I had not seen since she was about a year old. When we began our visits, she had a great deal of difficulty concentrating and completing tasks. I had been told that she was on the autism spectrum and I should not expect her to respond to concepts in the usual “kid way.” Continue reading “A Father’s Gratitude for The First Tee”