Why Golf?

Golf is unique from other sports because players learn values like honesty and responsibility by calling penalties on themselves and reporting their own score. The sport is a perfect platform for helping young people develop character because just like in life, players experience the highs and lows of the game.

Who We Are

First Tee delivers life skills and character education to young people through the game of golf. In 2015, the organization reached more than 4.7 million young people through its programs, having a positive impact on participants, their families and their communities.

First Tee’s mission is: To positively impact the lives of all young people by providing transformational, educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

Want to learn more?

If you are new to First Tee and want to understand more about our youth programming, we encourage you to click the link below to explore the First Tee parents' guide.