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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Teen Golf Program: The First Tee

This week, I wanted to share a teen program making a difference across the country through the sport of golf. The First Tee. According to its website, “in 1997, the LGPA, Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR and USGA formed a partnership with the help of Founding Corporate Partner, Shell Oil, to lead an initiative called The First Tee.”

The organization began “as a way to bring golf to kids and teens that otherwise would not be exposed to the game and its positive values.”

They teach a set of core values through the rules and etiquette of golf. I love the Core Values.

The First Tee Nine Core Values


Since 1997, the organization has impacted 7.5 million kids, and has active programs in all 50 states and internationally.

For more information, here’s a link to the website: THE FIRST TEE

I seriously love the core curriculum; teaching kids to respect themselves and others by learning rules of the game, dressing appropriately for the sport, being a good sport whether you win or lose, and being honest about their scores. In a lot of ways, the core values reminds me of the Girl Scout Law and Promise.


  1. This sounds great. Thanks for highlighting them.

  2. I appreciate programs such as these. Thanks for telling us about The First Tee!