The First Tee

of The Piney Woods

Our mission of The First Tee of The Piney Woods is to impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life enhancing values through the game of golf. We want to build self-esteem, promote good individual habits and make golf an enjoyable lifelong sport. Good golfers better people!

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Nine Core Values

Why is golf different from other sports?

Players learn values like honesty and responsibility by calling penalties on themselves and reporting their own score. By participating in The First Tee, youth are introduced to Nine Core Values which are incorporated throughout the program.

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More than a game

85% of alumni say The First Tee helped them become a better student.

At The First Tee, kids and teens are learning to play golf along with life lessons and leadership skills. And it’s making a difference. Our programs are positively impacting youth, their families and their communities.

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Getting started

Who can play?

The First Tee offers group lessons to youth up to age 18 regardless of background or previous experience. Our coaches are trained to make kids feel comfortable and assure they have a positive, non-intimidating experience. All we ask is young people come with an open mind and positive attitude.

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Spotlight


The First Tee of The Piney Woods

Why Should Girls Play Sports Like Golf?

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10 FAQs About The First Tee

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The First Tee’s Reach

Our chapter is one of many in The First Tee network. The First Tee is reaching young people in all 50 states and select international locations on golf courses, in elementary schools and through other youth-serving organizations.


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Our Sponsor Opportunities

$10,000 Ace Sponsor

$5,000 Eagle Sponsor

$3,000 Birdie Sponsor

$2,000 Par Sponsor

$1,000 PLAYer Sponsor

$500 Friend of The First Tee

Founding Partners

The First Tee Founding Partners

Legacy Partner