Local Chapter to Host Volunteer Orientation

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Spring programs across the Sandhills will kick off in three weeks at golf courses, youth centers and ball fields near you. In an effort to achieve our vision – ensuring a diverse group of kids are provided the chance to develop and grow through mentorship and character education while enjoying the...

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Brighten Up Your Winter with a Glow Ball Night

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Winter at The First Tee of the Sandhills can feel like an eternity, as our formal ‘off season’ from curriculum programs runs November through February. It’s always our goal to find fun, unique ways to keep existing participants engaged and connected while encouraging new families to check out ...

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Golf Provides Supportive Environment

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This week I’ve been on a vacation of sorts in Ormond Beach, Florida with my mom, Pam. It’s our first trip out of town together, san the kiddos, since before they were born, 10 years ago. While we’ve been away, I’ve met a lot of really great people, including one in particular, Miguel Eugenio...

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Applying the New Rules of Golf

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New Year’s Day I was lucky enough to tee it up on Pinehurst No. 2. My first round on the course since moving back in 2015. I shot a larger than life number on the front but scrapped around an even par on the back nine that concluded with a birdie on 18! So, here …...

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Volunteers Step Up for The First Tee

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To the best of our calculations, in 2018, volunteers have given 2,611 hours of their personal time to The First Tee of the Sandhills. Simply put, that’s 109 days! During those 156,630 minutes, their commitment allowed 724 kiddos to come through 64 programs offered in Moore and Cumberland County. F...

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Community Answers the Challenge

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“Like the health of one’s body, it is important to also explore the health of one’s community and discover how one can give back and care for its environment and safety.” – Community, one of The First Tee’s Nine Healthy Habits The First Tee of the Sandhills footprint stretches across an ...

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The First Tee: Hirtle Attends Leadership Academy

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Recently, Mara Hirtle, a rising junior at Pinecrest High School, joined 95 other teens from around the country at The Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. Life Skills and Leadership Academy hosted on campus at Michigan State University. Annually, this week-long Academy provides participants golf and leadership ins...

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The First Tee to Host Kick Back at The Cradle

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Raise your hand if you’re a Mom, Dad, Mimi, Grammy, Papa, Great Uncle, Best Aunt, Super Cool Big Brother, or Cousin twice removed of a kiddo that ranges between walking and graduating from college? Great. You are in for a treat! On Monday, August 20, The First Tee of the Sandhills and Pinehurst Re...

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A Win for the CGA

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Growing up as a golfer in the 1990’s and early 2000’s, team and golf were two words that didn’t get intermixed, frequently. At least not at the junior amateur level. While we had the opportunity to play on our high school team, and later college team, the format was always the same – ind...

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