What is First Tee?

First Tee is a youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to kids and teens. Through after-school and in-school programs, we help shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect, and perseverance through the game of golf. And it’s making a difference. First Tee offers programs in all 50 states through First Tee Chapters, First Tee School Program, and First Tee Community Program. First Tee is expanding globally and currently offers programs at six international locations.

What is First Tee's Mission?

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.

Who can play?

First Tee offers group lessons to all kids and teens ages 5-18, regardless of background or previous experience. All we ask is that kids come with an open mind and a positive attitude.

What if my child has never picked up a golf club before?

Our coaches are trained in positive youth development. That means they are experts in making kids and teens feel comfortable and assure they have a positive, non-intimidating experience.

How do youth build character through golf?

Each lesson is designed to foster golf skills as well as help youth understand and ultimately develop First Tee Nine Core Values. And, research proves it works.