The First Tee Celebrates 19,000 volunteers during National Volunteer Week

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Did you know that this is National Volunteer Week?

We couldn’t think of a more appropriate time to thank the more than 19,000 volunteers who have donated their time to our chapters by supporting fundraising and events, assisting with operations and administration, mentoring, coaching and more! Continue reading “The First Tee Celebrates 19,000 volunteers during National Volunteer Week”

Everything is Bigger in Texas…Especially The First Tee's 2015 Network Meeting!

by Brad Bennett

David Feherty and Annika Sorenstam among attendees

The First Tee 2015 Network Meeting logoFrom March 11-14, a record setting 800-plus leaders from across The First Tee network will gather in Dallas, Texas to attend the biennial Network Meeting–a continuing education conference designed exclusively for The First Tee leaders.

For three days, the network will focus on maximizing The First Tee’s positive impact on young people and share ideas about how to continue to inspire staff, mentors, coaches and volunteers.

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The First Tee Scholars Program–Recognizing Junior Golfers Who Excel In Academics

Scholars3_200x145pxThe First Tee encourages all-around excellence. Our character education and life skills programs help young people prepare for success both on and off the golf course. The First Tee Scholars Program in particular recognizes high school seniors who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in academics, leadership skills, character development, and chapter and community involvement.

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The First Tee Alumnus Takes on Golf Channel's Big Break The Palm Beaches, FL

claymyers“Professionals show up every day.”
“Do not fear what they fear.”
“Golf is a game of integrity.”
“Persistence can change failure.”

These are the words written across Clay Myers’ white board, standing front and center of his small Orlando apartment. The pursuit to play professional golf is one of hard work, discipline and perseverance, but Myers isn’t one to shy away from a challenge. His hard work is finally paying off as this alumnus from The First Tee of Memphis takes on Golf Channel’s reality series, Big Break The Palm Beaches FL. Continue reading “The First Tee Alumnus Takes on Golf Channel's Big Break The Palm Beaches, FL”

Character Matters: From PE to the Classroom

IMG_7957-60The First Tee provides educational programs on golf courses, in youth centers and at elementary schools that help young people develop character while playing a fun game—golf!

The First Tee National School Program is designed to teach character education during PE classes, but core values like integrity, responsibility and confidence apply to every aspect of life.

These elementary schools are taking the core values and healthy habits beyond their school gym and into every classroom.

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This One's For the Girls: "My hopes are to inspire other girls through The First Tee"

Cameryn Smith was selected to play in the 2014 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach
Cameryn Smith at the 2014 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach

Cameryn Smith, an outstanding young leader and junior golfer from The First Tee of Brunswick County, has a passion for girls golf.

After attending The First Tee Outstanding Participant & Leadership Summit in 2013, she applied the leadership and presentation skills she learned to help build up her chapter’s Girls Golf program.

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Shining A Spotlight On Our Partners: Thank You to PwC!

PwC’s First Tee Challenge allows fans to take their shot at a scaled version of the par-3 17th hole at THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.
PwC’s First Tee Challenge hole allows fans to take their shot at a scaled version of the 17th hole at THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. Proceeds benefiting The First Tee of North Florida.

Since 2000, PwC has been a loyal supporter of The First Tee, serving as a Trustee, partner and friend to our youth participants.

With associates, retired partners and staff serving as volunteer board members for chapters of The First Tee, PwC continues its company-wide support through a variety of activities and development opportunities for our junior golfers.

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