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

College scholarships awarded to junior golfers

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” »

John Deere and PGA TOUR Partner to Mentor Junior Golfers

Written by Royce Thompson
Media Relations Specialist, PGA TOUR

Careers on CourseTalk about a reason to rise before the sun. Earlier this week at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Ahmen Williams and Raymond Frequez, junior golfers from The First Tee of Phoenix, were busy before sunrise with the Careers on Course program at TPC Scottsdale. Continue reading “John Deere and PGA TOUR Partner to Mentor Junior Golfers” »

The First Tee DRIVE: Reaching Kids & Teens Where They Are

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For 15 years, The First Tee has introduced millions of kids and teens to the game of golf and its inherent values. Seeking to continue its positive impact and take more programs to where young people are, the organization has launched The First Tee DRIVE. It is designed to Develop Rewarding, Inspiring Values for Everyone who participates!

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Do You Know the Difference Between The First Tee Nine Core Values and Life Skills?

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At The First Tee, we are often asked to explain the difference between The First Tee Nine Core Values and The First Tee Life Skills Experience, and we are happy to elaborate! Continue reading “Do You Know the Difference Between The First Tee Nine Core Values and Life Skills?” »

Junior Golfers Learn about Health and Wellness at National Event

Kayla_NHH Summit 3The First Tee Nine Healthy Habits Summit is an interactive, educational event to inspire teen participants to take ownership of their own health and contribute to healthier communities.

Kayla McClendon, from The First Tee of East Lake, guest blogs about the her experience at the summit which included meeting President Clinton, attending Chelsea Clinton’s Day of Action and participating in an ESPN forum that included Kobe Bryant.

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Change a Life–Become a Mentor!

Coaching momentIt’s National Mentoring Month!

We all know that a caring, trustworthy adult can make the difference in a young person’s life. You can be that difference when you sign up to be a volunteer or coach at your local chapter! Continue reading “Change a Life–Become a Mentor!” »