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By: Chelsea Coleman
Could you imagine yourself as a 16-year-old golfer walking and playing with the number one golfer in the world? Grace Vaughan of
The First Tee of Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties did just that.
However, the way Grace qualified to earn this prestigious spot is different than you might think.
Continue reading “Dream Come True: Junior Golfer Plays Round with World No. 1 Rory McIlroy” »
By Carl Mistretta
. The sloping greens. The beautiful fairways. The way the course weaves gracefully through the environment. The look, the feel, the ambiance of a golf course is all thanks to the talented architects who make it happen
The American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) is the oldest and most revered professional organization of golf course designers in America. And its Foundation is doing its part to support the development of tomorrow’s golfers by awarding financial scholarships to two high school student-athletes.
Continue reading “American Society of Golf Course Architects: Helping to Build Tomorrow’s Leaders” »
Our new monthly blog series, I Am The First Tee, features current participants as well as alumni who share how The First Tee has made a difference in their lives.
This month features Carlo Carino from . The First Tee of Greater New Orleans He reflects on what The First Tee taught him about the importance of being active in his community.
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When it comes to supporting The First Tee and its mission,
PGA TOUR player Jimmy Walker is not just talk. Like many professional golfers, his commitment to positively impact the lives of young people is a real and personal investment.
our latest Public Service Announcement featuring Jimmy Walker is hitting screens. We want to fill you in on the action behind the scenes.
Continue reading “Jimmy Walker: Giving Back and Winning Big” »
By: Ed Stack
Chairman & CEO, DICK’S Sporting Goods
Golf is such a special and unique game. It teaches character,
integrity, respect, fair play, sportsmanship, and perseverance. What other sport is there where players call a penalty on themselves or disqualify themselves from a tournament because they made a mistake and broke a rule?
If we all lived our lives following the lessons and values learned while playing golf, our world might just be a better place.
Continue reading “DICK’S Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy to Make Donation to The First Tee” »
By: Brad Bennett
Looking for a great summer camp experience for your child?
A safe place where they can unplug from technology, develop life-long skills and become more confident as they experience success?
Then The First Tee summer camps are just the thing!
Our chapters provide a special type of community where kids and teens come together to have fun.
Continue reading “Teeing Up for The First Tee Summer Camps!” »
By Brad Bennett
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” »
Posted in Mentoring, Mentors, Teachable Moments, Volunteers |
Tagged Core Values, George H. W. Bush/Shell Oil Company Volunteer of the Year, golf coach, Junior golf, Junior Golfer, leadership, Leadership skills, mentor, National Volunteer Week, role model, teen golfers, The First Tee, The First Tee of Connecticut, volunteer, Youth development, Youth golf |
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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Posted in Coaches, I Am The First Tee, Junior Golfer Events, Teachable Moments, Volunteers |
Tagged building character, Core Values, Girl Scout Gold Award, Junior golf, junior golfers, Leadership skills, mentor, Shell Oil Company, The First Tee of Fort Worth, The First Tee Outstanding Participant Award, volunteer |
Posted in Golf Channel Highlights, Junior Golfer Events, Uncategorized |
Tagged Augusta National, Chip and Putt, confidence, Core Values, courtesy, Drive, Golf Channel, integrity, judgment, Junior golf, Junior Golfer, junior golfers, Life skills, Magnolia Lane, Perseverance, sportsmanship, The First Tee, The First Tee of Central Arkansas, The First Tee of Fort Smith, The First Tee of Greater Houston, The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia, The First Tee of Greater Sacramento, The First Tee of Hampton Roads, The First Tee of Metropolitan New York, The First Tee of Milwaukee County, The First Tee of Northwest Arkansas, The First Tee of Omaha, The First Tee of Pasadena, The First Tee of Salina, The First Tee of Southern Nevada, The Masters, Youth golf |
We all know that a coach’s role in a young person’s life can be very influential. A coach can help a young athlete develop a positive attitude, love for the game, and respect for coaches, teammates and opponents.
Below is an excerpt from a speech given by Neha Sikand at the 2015 Network Meeting in Dallas, describing how her coach, Terri Benson, has positively impacted her life. Neha is an Eagle-level participant at The First Tee of Central Coast and was one of The First Tee Outstanding Participant Award finalists.
Continue reading “The First Tee Coaches Change Lives” »
Posted in Coaches, Girls Golf, I Am The First Tee, Mentors |
Tagged build character, confidence, Core Values, girl's golf, integrity, Junior golf, junior golfers, Kids golf, leadership, Leadership skills, Life skills, mentor, Perseverance, responsibility, The First Tee, The First Tee 2015 Network Meeting, The First Tee Nine Core Values, The First Tee of Central Coast |