The First Tee of Phoenix - introducing golf to young people

The First Tee

of Phoenix

Mission:The First Tee of Phoenix ‘s mission is to positively impact the lives of Maricopa County’s young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life enhancing values & promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

Impact:The First Tee of Phoenix is impacting more than 100,000 youth each year through regular programming at 15 locations in Maricopa County; The National School Program which is in more than 150 schools; DRIVE in numerous after school programs and special Outreach Programs with allied organizations like Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCAs, The LPGA Girls Golf Program, faith-based groups, special needs groups and many others.

 

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Nine Core Values

Why is golf different from other sports?

Players learn values like honesty and responsibility by calling penalties on themselves and reporting their own score. By participating in The First Tee, youth are introduced to Nine Core Values which are incorporated throughout the program.

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More than a game

85% of alumni say The First Tee helped them become a better student.

At The First Tee, kids and teens are learning to play golf along with life lessons and leadership skills. And it’s making a difference. Our programs are positively impacting youth, their families and their communities.

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Getting started

Who can play?

The First Tee offers group lessons to youth up to age 18 regardless of background or previous experience. Our coaches are trained to make kids feel comfortable and assure they have a positive, non-intimidating experience. All we ask is young people come with an open mind and positive attitude.

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The First Tee’s Reach

Our chapter is one of many in The First Tee network. The First Tee is reaching young people in all 50 states and select international locations on golf courses, in elementary schools and through other youth-serving organizations.


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