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5 Ways to #GetOutThere at Pebble Beach

By Bethany Brown

Eighty-one participants of The First Tee will have the opportunity of a lifetime as they golf alongside Champions Tour professionals in the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, all while enjoying the stunning nature of Pebble Beach, Calif.

In the days leading up to the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, these junior golfers will have the opportunity to explore the rich history and the natural atmosphere of the breathtaking Monterey Peninsula coastline.

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School is Back, and so is The First Tee National School Program!

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School is back in session, but that doesn’t mean all the fun has to end!

Because physical education programs are a great way to introduce young people to new activities, The First Tee National School Program was developed to give students the opportunity to learn how to play golf during their P.E. classes.

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What is the definition of perseverance? Just ask these 10 participants.

2014 RBS Achievers of the Year (L to R): Tyler Andringa; Gerardo Lugo-Trejo; Kavya Chandra; Tyler Putnam; Cameryn Smith; Nicholas Narcisse; Brittany Ferrante; Will Sallee; Taylor Stroup; Derrick Ow

2014 RBS Achievers of the Year at Winged Foot Golf Club (L to R): Tyler Andringa; Gerardo Lugo-Trejo; Kavya Chandra; Tyler Putnam; Cameryn Smith; Nicholas Narcisse; Brittany Ferrante; Will Sallee; Taylor Stroup; Derrick Ow

Struggling with learning disabilities, enduring ongoing medical issues, losing their home in Hurricane Katrina and surviving a car accident after being hit by a drunk driver … these are some of the truly amazing stories of perseverance from the 2014 RBS Achievers of the Year Award finalists.

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The Golden Bear Talks to Congress About the Positive Impact of The First Tee

Nicklaus with participants from The First Tee of Central Ohio

Nicklaus with participants from The First Tee of Central Ohio

World Golf Hall of Fame member Jack Nicklaus, known to many as the Golden Bear, is a Trustee and long-time believer in The First Tee. He speaks to many—from his local chapters in Central Ohio and the Palm Beaches to government officials in Washington, DC—about the positive impact The First Tee has on young people and junior golfers.

Earlier this summer, Nicklaus spoke before the men and women of U.S. Congress about the importance of The First Tee’s mission, core values, character development and education programs. Below is a speech excerpt from this sports legend that The First Tee is proud to include as one of its friends and advocates.

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Golf Skills and Learning and Fun, Oh Wow!

driving practice_academyIt’s every junior golfer’s dream to spend a week of their summer in the beautiful San Diego, attending a golf academy and taking in the local sights!

This year, 96 teen golfers from 88 unique chapters across the network attended The First Tee Life Skills & Leadership Academy--a competitive, prestigious national opportunity that teaches character education and leadership instruction through The First Tee Life Skills Experience curriculum delivered by The First Tee home office staff and chapter coaches from across the country.

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Under Armour Suits Up its Birdie Team to Support The First Tee National School Program

Under Armour's Birdie Team: PGA TOUR players Jordan Spieth; Hunter Mahan; Gary Woodland; and Scott Stallings

Under Armour’s Birdie Team: PGA TOUR players Jordan Spieth; Hunter Mahan; Gary Woodland; and Scott Stallings

With back-to-school season in full swing, The First Tee National School Program is ready to rollout in even more schools across the nation thanks to Under Armour’s Birdie Campaign benefiting The First Tee.

At six select PGA TOUR events from April to June, Under Armour pledged to The First Tee $100 for each birdie and $250 for each eagle that their Birdie Team athletes made.

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Sara Scarlett’s Message to Junior Golfers: Be Safe and Smart in the Golf Cart

Sara Scarlett and Champions Tour player Jerry Pate pose for a photo during the second round of the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach at Del Monte Golf Club on July 9, 2011 in Monterey, Calif.

Sara Scarlett and Champions Tour player Jerry Pate pose for a photo during the second round of the 2011 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach at Del Monte Golf Club.

Meet Sara Scarlett–she is a stand-out alumna and junior golfer from The First Tee of Greater Sacramento with a passion for golf cart safety.

After attending The First Tee Outstanding Participant & Leadership Summit in 2013, Sara applied the leadership and presentation skills she learned to help further spread the mission of Cart Smarts–a program she co-founded to help promote golf cart safety to everyone, especially junior golfers.

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Golf Channel Gives Three Alumni Chance of a Lifetime

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Golf Channel host Damon Hack with interns (L-R): Lauren Conder, Drake Mosley and Kayla Jackson

By Chris Hybl

Golf Channel, The First Tee’s proud media partner, has given three alumni of The First Tee a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity this summer–a 12-week summer internship at the Golf Channel studios in Orlando! The program allows these junior golfers to gain first-hand experience in their respective areas, while developing work samples for their personal portfolio. 

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Participants Receive Surprise Announcement During Golf Channel Interview

Emily Valentine; Charlie Rymer, Cameron Fields

Emily Valentine; Charlie Rymer, Cameron Fields

Golf Channel, The First Tee’s proud media partner, helped surprise two participants of The First Tee with an exciting announcement…

Emily Valentine, a participant at The First Tee of the Palm Beaches, recounts her reaction upon hearing the news that she and fellow participant Cameron Fields had been selected to play in the 2014 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach.

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