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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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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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Alumna of The First Tee Making Professional Debut

Ericka Schneider (2)Nearly seven years ago, Ericka Schneider had the opportunity of a lifetime. One of 81 junior golfers, Ericka earned her spot to play Pebble Beach in The First Tee Open, but her career in golf was just beginning. Continue reading “Alumna of The First Tee Making Professional Debut” »

The First Tee CEO: An Opportunity of a Lifetime

Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, The First Tee

Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, The First Tee

The Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach is one of the most exciting times of the year for our organization.

Entering its 10th year, this event gives 81 participants of The First Tee and 162 amateurs the extraordinary opportunity to compete side-by-side with Champions Tour players at one of the world’s most renowned golf courses. Continue reading “The First Tee CEO: An Opportunity of a Lifetime” »

These Girls Are Good! Junior Golfer Alice Duan Describes her Eagle on #10 at Pebble Beach

Duan, AliceDuring first round of the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, Alice Duan from The First Tee of Northern Nevada holed out number 10 for and eagle. She describes the incredible experience. Continue reading “These Girls Are Good! Junior Golfer Alice Duan Describes her Eagle on #10 at Pebble Beach” »

TOMS Founder Shares the Value of Using Good Judgment

Blake Mycoskie (3) Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS, remembers how his own personal judgment shaped the direction of his company and his life.  Blake shares his perspective on The First Tee Core Value judgment with the junior players and Champions Tour players at the Nature Valley First Tee Open: Continue reading “TOMS Founder Shares the Value of Using Good Judgment” »

Insider Perspective: The Coca-Cola Champions Challenge

addison mitchell coca-cola challengeThe Coca-Cola Champions Challenge, a five-hole competition featuring six Champions Tour legends paired with six junior golfers from six different Chapters of The First Tee, took place at Pebble Beach Golf Links yesterday.

Addision Mitchell from The First Tee of Fort Smith participated in the modified scotch format and earned her chapter $12,000. Read about her experience below!

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Nature Valley First Tee Open: From the Eyes of a Champions Tour Professional

clampett-bobbyBobby Clampett, Champions Tour’s player, gives his inside-perspective on playing the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach and mingling with this year’s talented juniors.  Continue reading “Nature Valley First Tee Open: From the Eyes of a Champions Tour Professional” »