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Linking Junior Golfers to the STEM of Golf

Stem0003The First Tee is helping teen golfers get excited about linking the sport with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)!

The First Tee STEM Links is a new youth program that leads participants through nine experiments that align a STEM concept with relevant golf experiences.

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Junior Golfers Drive, Chip and Putt Their Way Through Augusta

DriveChipPutt_Logo_with_SponsorCongratulations to the 88 junior golfers who competed in the inaugural Drive, Chip and Putt Championships at the iconic Augusta National Golf Club!

The First Tee was proud to be represented by 13 participants in the field! Find out which of our junior golfers were crowned champions.

AND THE WINNERS ARE…

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How Long Does it Take to Walk Across America? Just Ask The First Tee of Monterey County!

Monterey County--walk across AmericaWhen The First Tee of Monterey County started a program to implement The First Tee Nine Healthy Habits they had no idea it would turn into fun way for the junior golfers and staff to come together for a common goal–to walk the equivalent distance between their chapter in Salinas, Calif. and The First Tee home office in St. Augustine, Fla.!

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Have you ever wanted to play Augusta?

Junior Golfers from The First Tee Take on the Iconic Course

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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.

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The First Tee–Linking Girls to Golf

Girls Golf 1Young people today, especially girls, are experiencing more pressure than ever. Peers, parents, school and media all influence a girl’s concept of how she should look and act.

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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.

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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.”

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Youth Recognized by The First Tee for Outstanding Academic Achievement

Junior golfer in class roomMore 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! Continue reading “Youth Recognized by The First Tee for Outstanding Academic Achievement” »

The First Tee Scholars Program Recognizes Junior Golfers Who Excel In Academics

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The First Tee Scholars Program has awarded more than $1 million in college scholarships

The 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. Continue reading “The First Tee Scholars Program Recognizes Junior Golfers Who Excel In Academics” »

Charlie Sifford’s Perseverance Paved the Way for Black Golfers

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Decades before Tiger Woods was breaking records on the golf course, Charlie Sifford was breaking barriers. The First Tee joins the country in celebrating Black History Month by highlighting Sifford’s story of perseverance, leadership and integrity. Continue reading “Charlie Sifford’s Perseverance Paved the Way for Black Golfers” »