The First Tee Invests in the Next Generation

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More than ever, local and world news reminds me why it’s so important to invest in the next generation. Teaching young people the value of respect, how to manage emotions and embrace diversity. By being a positive influence on these individuals we are making deposits in the future of our communiti...

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Learning Science Through Golf Academy

Categories: Blog, Participant Spotlight

This year, The First Tee home office added a new national participant opportunity – the USGA “Learning Science Through Golf” Academy. It’s a four-day academy this July in Far Hills, NJ that includes interactive lessons and experiments, each illuminating various Science, Technology, Engineeri...

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Pinecrest student attends national First Tee event

Categories: Blog, Participant Spotlight

This week, Pinecrest High School Junior, Sophie Hirtle, was selected to attend The First Tee National Life Skills and Leadership Academy in East Lansing, Michigan from July 26 to August 1. Sophie will join more than 90 juniors from The First Tee, ages 14 – 17, to participate in this national event...

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The First Tee golfer participates in national academy

Categories: Blog, Participant Spotlight

Recently, Courtney Jingle, a rising Senior at Pinecrest High School, was selected as one of 24 female participants, nationwide, from The First Tee chapter network to participate in the inaugural John Deere Drive Your Future Academy. It’s a four-day academic, career and leadership development acade...

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Building honesty and integrity in Golf through The First Tee

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About a year ago, I wrote a blog about how The First Tee integrates the Nine Core Value of Honesty into our curriculum programs. How golf is unique from other sports in that players regularly call penalties on themselves and report their own score. Golf was built on the concept of a gentleman’s ga...

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Special Thanks to retiree Bob Hepner

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A key component to an effective and sustainable Non-Profit Organization is a strong Board of Directors. The board must go through phases of evolution – from the Founding Phase to Super Managing Phase and eventually the Corporate Phase. In the early phases, Board Members will serve for personal des...

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Enthusiasm. Dedication. Compassion. Integrity. Perseverance.

Categories: Blog

Enthusiasm. Dedication. Compassion. Integrity. Perseverance. These, and many more, adjectives describe Caroline Rea on and off the golf course. While my personal experiences with Caroline only date back to February 2015, her track record with The First Tee of the Sandhills began formally in 2006. Do...

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The First Tee Advocates for Physical Education

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On August 28, 2016, The Pilot ran our bi-weekly blog titled, “School Program Presents Golf As Part of an Active Lifestyle.” The piece explained how The First Tee’s National School Program brings curriculum to gyms, hardtops and green spaces across elementary schools in the Sandhills – teachi...

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Spring in Full Swing at The First Tee of the Sandhills

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Even though Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Thursday, teasing us with the idea of six more weeks of winter, Spring is in full swing at The First Tee of the Sandhills. Remember, Punxsutawney Phil has only been 39% accurate since 1887! This week marked the opening of registration for spring progra...

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