Welcome to The First Tee of the Sandhills

What We Do

The First Tee of the Sandhills impacts the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

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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 the Sandhills

Life Skills & Leadership Academy

Congrats to Kennedi Whitener-Mason and Alaina Malcolm on their selection to this summer's academy in Blaine, Minnesota!
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Junior Caddie Program at Pinehurst CC Announced

Read Betsey Mitchell's column from The Pilot regarding our announcement of the Junior Caddie Program in partnership with Pinehurst CC and Caddiemaster.
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Eaton Golf Pride to Sponsor Volunteer Program

Thank You to Golf Pride for their multi-year commitment to the volunteers of The First Tee of the Sandhills!
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Get the latest from our Blog

Check out our unique blog series that runs bi-weekly in conjunction with The Pilot Newspaper including announcements and stories from our programs.
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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 for 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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