Welcome to The First Tee of Phoenix

What We Do:

The First Tee provides young people with character-building and life skills lessons using golf as the platform. Through The First Tee, young people discover how skills essential to success on a golf course can also help them flourish in life.

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Nine Core ValuesTM Honesty
Nine Core ValuesTM Integrity
Nine Core ValuesTM Sportsmanship
Nine Core ValuesTM Respect
Nine Core ValuesTM Confidence
Nine Core ValuesTM Responsibility
Nine Core ValuesTM Perseverance
Nine Core ValuesTM Courtesy
Nine Core ValuesTM Judgment

What’s new at The First Tee of Phoenix

2014 - The First Tee of Phoenix @ Augusta Ranch GC

Celebrate the expansion to our 13th Location in the Valley to Augusta Ranch GC on Sat, Sept 20th with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, The Outback Golf Show, Jr Clinic, Lunch, Raffle and Prizes.

Regular programming will follow for youth 7-17 on Wednesdays and Saturday afternoons, there are Special events each month and the cost to join is only $60 for the YEAR!
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2014 Volunteer Training

Are you interested in getting involved as a volunteer? Help us as we grow!

A Volunteer Training is scheduled for Saturday, Sept 13th from 10:00am-2:00pm at the McQueen Park Activity Community Center in Gilbert. The Training will include interactive inside and outside activities and lunch. If you are interested in attending, contact us today and make a difference!
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Children's Museum FREE Family Day

Come and join us at The Children's Museum FREE First Friday for a Family Day on Friday, Sept 5th from 5pm-8pm. The cost is FREE for the whole family. It's going to be a great time, don't miss out! Click here!
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FALL TINY TEEZ dates are here!

A program specially designed for youth ages 4-6 with an interest in golf. Participants will develop a love for the game through fun games and activities. The program is $5 per class and you must sign up in advance.
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Pineapple Cup 2014

Our third major of the year will take place at Augusta Ranch GC on Saturday, September 13th and is coconuts! This fun, exciting, Hawaiian themed event will be a 9-hole individual stroke play event (awards will be given in each division and the best Hawaiian dressed player) and the cost is $20 per player, sign up TODAY!
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These Boys are Good @ Canyon Mesa CC

Join us at Canyon Mesa CC in Sedona on Sat. Sept 27th for an EXCITING These Boys are Good Clinic at 11:00am with special instruction by PGA Member Willie Darke! The cost is FREE for Boys aged 5-17 and any Scout who comes can earn their golf merit badge, belt loop or pin. Call us today!
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These Boys are Good! FREE Clinics

The First Tee of Phoenix, JGAA, SWSPGA and The Boy Scouts of America-Grand Canyon Council are teaming up to offer a special opportunity for all Phoenix area boys called THESE BOYS ARE GOOD! which are FREE junior golf clinics for boys ages 5-17. Clinics are 1 1/2 hours in duration and will include: FUN, PGA golf instruction, golf games, golf drills and exposure to The First Tee of Phoenix Life Skills curriculum.

NOTE: Scouts who attend can earn their golf merit badge, pin or belt loop! Sign up through the Grand Canyon BSA website (registration fees apply)
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These Girls Rock Clinic @ ASU Karsten GC

Join The First Tee of Phoenix at ASU Karsten GC in Tempe on Sat. Sept 6th for an AWESOME These Girls Rock Clinic with the ASU Women's Golf Team at 8:30am!! The cost is FREE for Girls aged 5-17 but space is limited, sign up today!
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These Girls Rock! FREE Clinics

Have you ever wanted to better your golf game, have fun and golf with other girls? Here’s your chance...

The LPGA Girls Golf Club and The First Tee of Phoenix are teaming up with the support of The AWGA, The Heather Farr Classic, The Antigua Group and others to offer a special opportunity for all Phoenix area girlies, called THESE GIRLS ROCK!

See the attached flyer and contact us at 602.305.7655 to reserve your spot today!
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South Mountain September Calendar

September is STRONG with The First Tee of Phoenix! This month is packed with exciting events and a new Session of Programming. Don't miss out, click here to learn more!
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Desert Mirage September Calendar

September? Yes, September. The First Tee of Phoenix is hard to compare when you think about the AWESOME Life Skills programming that is offered and monthly special events. We also have a Fundraising event scheduled on Friday, Sept 20th, click here for more!
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Papago September Calendar

In case you missed it, The First Tee of Phoenix is AWESOME! Don't believe us? Check out this month's September Calendar! It's packed with fun events for the whole family, not to mention The Pineapple Cup!
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Falcon Dunes Programming

Programming at Falcon Dunes has been postponed temporarily. If you live in the West Valley please refer to our locations at Desert Mirage, Palm Valley and Valley Golf Center for programming opportunities. We apologize for any inconvenience. Any questions, please contact our office.
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Longbow September Calendar

Longbow is still growing in September...it must be because the golf course, the staff and the program ROCKS!! Don't be left out this month, click here and learn about all we have planned for you this month.
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Lone Tree September Calendar

We have an exciting month planned for you at Lone Tree GC complete with great activities for our members, Families, volunteers and a Fundraising event on Sat, Sept 21st. Click here to learn more!
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Cave Creek September Calendar

Summer is coming to an end but our programs at Cave Creek are better than ever. As we begin Session 4, and welcome all of our new members, we look forward to a great month. See you soon!
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Encanto/Palo Verde September Calendar

September is packed with new programs, special events and activities for you and your family - bring a friend. Don't miss out on all that's scheduled, click here to see what's available
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Maryvale September Calendar

Programming will be great in September as we gear up at Maryvale GC for Session 4. This month is packed with fun events for the whole family and awesome programming, click here and learn more!
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Aguila September Calendar

Wow...is Session 4 here already? Time for school and amazing programming at Aguila? Are you ready? Click here and see all that is planned for you!
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Palm Valley/Valley Golf Center September Calendar

Back to school and we're back to awesome programming at Palm Valley and Valley Golf Center this month. Hope you're ready for an awesome time and bring the whole family! Click here to see all that is planned.
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2014 Programming Session Schedule

The 2014 calendar year is broken down into 4 Sessions for programming. Each Session begins with an orientation for new members and registration is required for each Session. Click here!
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2014 TFT Tournament & Fun Day Schedule

The 2014 Tournament Schedule is HERE! WOW, what a schedule! Great events and loads of fun for everyone. Have you seen it yet? Click here to check it out.
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Party Time?

Are you or your group interested in hosting an event at The First Tee of Phoenix? Whether it's a birthday party, corporate event, or anything in between, our staff can make it happen. To secure your event, please contact Hugh Smith at 602-305-7655 x111 or hsmith@thefirstteephoenix.org. Please see the attached.
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Program Sponsors / Youth Service Partners

The First Tee of Phoenix values its extraordinary partnerships with local civic and charitable organizations, public and private entities and individuals.
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A Program that Works

Research Validates

In a past independent research study of The First Tee, 73% of young people at participating chapters reported high confidence in their ability to do well academically and 52% credited the program fort their ability to appreciate diversity.

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Our Impact

The First Tee believes young people in our community are our future leaders. Our programs impact youth and expose them to core values like respect, integrity and perseverance.

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How We Help

One-third of young people say they lack adult role models. The First Tee provides quality youth programs that include adult mentors and safe places.

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