Joe Louis Barrow, Jr.
During the last 16 years that I have served as chief executive officer of The First Tee, I have been rewarded and challenged, enlightened and impressed. But more importantly, I have been moved.
I see firsthand that everyone who is involved with The First Tee is not involved because of what we do—they are involved because of why we do it.
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By Chase Grant
Connor Noble, The First Tee of Greater Houston
Mission Moments: These are the moments that remind us that what we do isn’t nearly as important as why we do it.
In Texas, sport is king, and many young boys spend the hot summer days dreaming of one day playing on the soccer pitches, the baseball diamonds, or the gridirons under the Friday night lights. Connor Noble is one of those boys, but instead he dreams about the long fairways and narrow greens of Texas’ golf courses.
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The First Tee is unique for a number of reasons. Our focus on youth development, activity-based learning and life skills curriculum sets us apart from other sports programs.
But we couldn’t accomplish anything without our quality coaches. Continue reading “7 Reasons You Want The First Tee Coaches on Your Go-To Team” »
The First Tee has established Nine Core Values that represent some of the many inherently positive values connected with the game of golf.
Participants learn about these values, like honesty, and are encouraged to practice them on the golf course, with friends and at home.
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Golf is not the only sport where The First Tee Nine Core Values and The First Tee Nine Healthy Habits can play vital roles. The First Tee encourages participants to engage in healthy lifestyles off the golf course through a variety of ways, including with other sports.
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by Chase Grant
The First Tee’s own have been recognized for their outstanding achievements!
Congratulations to Bill Castner, PGA, program director for The First Tee of Plainfield, and Russ Libby, PGA, board member for The First Tee of North Florida, who were national award winners for the PGA of America’s annual awards!
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Pebble Beach Golf Links, hole # 7. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
With the thrill of playing in the 2015 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach still top of mind for the 81 selected participants, we decided to ask some for their top 7 moments from the event.
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Jared Robinson and Elizabeth Nguyen at Pebble Beach
Representing The First Tee of the Sandhills, Elizabeth Nguyen and Jared Robinson both played in the 2015 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach.
To get a participant’s perspective, we asked two junior golfers to interview each other about their experiences during the week of the tournament.
Read more about their insightful, energetic and thoughtful answers.
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By Chase Grant
October is National Bullying Prevention Month
Bullying effects so many lives. That’s why The First Tee believes youth should have access to a safe place with caring adults, like our chapters, that provide additional social, emotional and academic support.
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Junior Ardin Lo with Pro Brad Faxon
Ardin Lo from The First Tee of Tri-Valley is paired with Brad Faxon this week at the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. The pro-junior pair made the cut Saturday night and teed off Sunday morning at 9:06 a.m. PT for the final round.
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He gives us an inside glimpse of his experience this week:
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