I Am The First Tee: Robyn Battles

Robyn jokes around at the 2015 Outstanding Participant Leadership Summit with Kevin Long, executive director of The First Tee of Fort Worth
Robyn jokes around with Kevin Long, executive director at The First Tee of Fort Worth

Our new monthly blog series, I Am The First Tee, features current participants as well as alumni who want to share how The First Tee has made a difference in their lives.

This month features Robyn Battles from The First Tee of Fort Worth. She shares how leaders at her chapter inspired her to volunteer and a make a difference in someone else’s life.

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Alumnus Adam Addams: How The First Tee, Golf and STEM Intertwine

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The First Tee alumnus Adam Addams

Like many junior golfers, Adam Addams, an alumnus of The First Tee of Greater Chicago, loves math, loves golf and loves The First Tee.

Adam is combining his passions to advocate for The First Tee STEM Links--a new youth program that leads participants through experiments that align Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) concepts with relevant golf experiences.

Below is Adam’s message about how The First Tee, math and golf are intertwined.

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Youth Recognized by The First Tee for Outstanding Academic Achievement

More than 9,100 junior golfers from The First Tee have been recognized for receiving A/B Honor Roll during the Fall 2013 semester — a record-breaking number!

Sponsored by Founding Corporate Partner Shell Oil Company, The First Tee A/B Honor Roll program recognizes outstanding academic achievement of all participants.  Twice a year, participants are asked to submit their report cards if they’ve earned all As and/or Bs (or the equivalent).

Students who submitted their A/B honor roll report cards received a Certificate of Achievement signed by The First Tee Chief Executive Officer, Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. to acknowledge their hard-work.

Congratulations to our junior golfers to who earned A/B honor roll this last semester!

Top Five Chapters with A/B Honor Roll Students in Fall 2013

  1. The First Tee of Monterey County – 841 A/B honor roll students
  2. The First Tee of South Central Wisconsin – 271 A/B honor roll students
  3. The First Tee of Phoenix 246 – A/B honor roll students
  4. The First Tee of Delaware – 225 A/B honor roll students
  5. The First Tee of the Triangle – 220 A/B honor roll students