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The First Tee


To impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

The First Tee is more than sports program for youth. Through in-school and after-school programs, The First Tee helps shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by introducing them to character education and life skills through the game of golf. In a recent research study, 84% of teen participants credit The First Tee for helping them be a better student in school and 96% of teens participants credit The First Tee for improving their golf skills.

Learn more about The First Tee or find a chapter.

In 2016, the organization reached more than 5.3 million young people through its programs, having a positive impact on participants, their families and their communities. Programs are delivered at:

•    Over 1,200 golf courses 
•    9,000 elementary schools
•    More than 1,000 youth-serving organizations (like Y's Boys and Girls Clubs)

An independent, four-year, longitudinal research study confirmed The First Tee works.  Research shows youth participating in chapter programs learn life skills and apply The First Tee Nine Core Values. Read more about how the study confirms young people learn and exhibit these life skills on the golf course and in life.

Give a gift to The First Tee.

How you can help
Gifts to The First Tee immediately support:

•    Character Education Programs
•    Training for Coaches in Postive Youth Development
•    National Leadership Events for Young People

Read more about how The First Tee is impacting participants and their parents, as well as coaches and teachers involved in the program.

The First Tee, a division of World Golf Foundation, an organization recognized as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible within the limits of the law. Please consult your attorney or tax advisor for details. 


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