Welcome to The First Tee of Greater Chicago

What We Do:

The First Tee provides young people with character-building and life skills lessons using golf as the platform. Through The First Tee, young people discover how skills essential to success on a golf course can also help them flourish in life.

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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 Greater Chicago

Fall Registration NOW OPEN!

Fall registration is now OPEN! Click the REGISTER button to view schedules and registration information.
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Luke Donald's Taste of The First Tee - September 14th!

Join PGA Tour player and wine producer Luke Donald for a spectacular Gourmet Wine Tasting Event to benefit The First Tee of Greater Chicago on September 14th at Conway Farms Golf Club!
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Another Successful The First Tee Fashion Show!

With the support of over 300 guests at North Shore Country Club, the 3rd Annual Golf Fashion Show was extremely successful! This event will help increase the funding for our all of our programs and also help spread the word about what we are doing in the Chicagoland area so we can impact, influence and inspire even more youth through the game of golf.
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Daniel Murphy Scholars teeing it up!

This summer, over 15 boys in the Daniel Murphy Caddy program living on at Lake Forest Academy and working as caddies on the North Shore Sumer program are participating in The First Tee Golf and Life Skills Program sponsored by The First Tee of Greater Chicago.
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Participants Entertained by the Dennis Walters Show Taping

The First Tee of Greater Chicago hosted the Dennis Walters trick shot golf show for the children of the Boys and Girls Club of Chicago at Harborside International Golf Center. Dennis Walters is a PGA Professional who is also a paraplegic. Even though he has been faced with physical challenges due to a debilitating car accident, he has worked incredibly hard to create new ways for paraplegic people to play the life-long sport of golf.
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PwC Gives Back with a Special Day for The First Tee Participants

On June 26th, The First Tee of Greater Chicago paired with Price Waterhouse Cooper for the annual PwC Golf Scramble. Each year, The First Tee of Greater Chicago pairs with PwC for their annual PwC Gives Back Day, and this year over 50 The First Tee participants and PwC volunteers attended the event.
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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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