March 5 Spotlight: Georgia Chivers

Categories: Participant Spotlight

Georgia Chivers, aka Blu, is a 5th Grader at Irwin Intermediate School in Fort Bragg, NC. She is a year into her participation with The First Tee of the Sandhills programs at Stryker Golf Course and has officially gotten ‘the bug.’   The golfing bug, that is.   At the age of 11...

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February 19 Spotlight: Sam Nail

Categories: Participant Spotlight

Samuel Nail aka. Sam is an Eagle Level Participant in The First Tee of the Sandhills and a Senior at Union Pines High School. Leading up to Sam’s senior year, he chose to forego applying for The First Tee’s National Opportunities in favor of summer school. Yes, summer school! But not wha...

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February 5 Spotlight: Carmen Monge

Categories: Participant Spotlight

Carmen Monge, a 4th Grader at New Century International Elementary in Fayetteville has been attending The First Tee of the Sandhills for a year and a half via our programs at Gates Four Golf & CC. When asked to reflect on The First Tee, her answer is short and sweet: I LOVE IT! It’s not &h...

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January 22 Spotlight: Allison Robinson

Categories: Participant Spotlight

Allison Robinson has been actively attending The First Tee of the Sandhills since 2014, following in the footsteps of her older sister and brother. She is in 10th grade via a home school program where she is active in the National Honors Society. When studying, her favorite subject is American Histo...

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The First Tee: Hirtle Attends Leadership Academy

Categories: Blog, Participant Spotlight

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: Participants Get a Taste of College

Categories: Blog, Participant Spotlight

As Mark Twain once said, ‘plan for the future, because that’s where you are going to spend the rest of your life.’ Planning for the future is one of the six Core Lesson’s focused on through Eagle Level Curriculum programs at The First Tee of the Sandhills. During this portion of the curricul...

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Kennedi Blog

Categories: First Tee Leadership Summit, Participant Spotlight

Wednesday afternoon, I arrived at Orlando International Airport, ready to attend The First Tee’s 20 Year Anniversary as one of the 28 participants of The First Tee’s Outstanding Participant Summit. Where I met the other participants and our lovely, energetic instructors Al and Ted....

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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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