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

2014 Life Skills Experience Schedule and Directions on How to Register.

Follow the link below for our 2014 Life Skills Experience Schedules and Directions on How to Register.


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2014 Golf Fashion Show

On Thursday, April 10th, 2014, The First Tee of Greater Chicago will host a golf party like no other… The 2nd Annual Golf Fashion Show and Masters Viewing Party.

Last year the inaugural event sold out so make sure to purchase your ticket now. You don't want to miss what is going to be Chicago's hottest golf event this year.
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2014 Prep Golf League

We are proud to announce The First Tee of Greater Chicago Prep Golf League at the historic Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course (Waveland). The league is designed for our competitive golfers who are ages 14 years old and up.

Online registration begins April 16th at 9:00am
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Applications and Deadlines

National Participant Opportunities are now available!!
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Champions Tour Event Supports TFTGC!

The First Tee of Greater Chicago proudly announces that we have been selected as one of the four nonprofit organizations which will receive the proceeds from the Encompass Championship being held June 16-22 at North Shore Country Club.
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Harborside International Golf Center Open House

To promote our Life Skills Experience program and introduce the community to The First Tee of Greater Chicago we are hosting an Open House on Saturday, April 26th from 1pm-4pm.
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Marshal a hole at the 2014 Encompass Championship with TFTGC!

Volunteer as a hole marshal for the 2014 Encompass Championship with other volunteers from The First Tee of Greater Chicago. You will have one of the best views on the course!
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Now Hiring - Seasonal Coaching Staff

The First Tee of Greater Chicago is looking to add to its seasonal coaching staff. Coaches are at the heart of The First Tee's mission. They create the environment necessary for positive youth development and deliver the life lessons that distinguish The First Tee experience. If you are interested in being considered for a coaching position, click below to review the job description. This is a part-time position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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PGA Junior League: Register NOW

PGA Junior League (PGAJLG) is designed to bring a "Little League" atmosphere to the game of golf. With teams of boys and girls, aged 13 and under, PGA JLG provides a structured league environment for young golfers to compete and have fun!
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PGA TOUR Superstores 5% Challenge

The PGA TOUR Superstore 5% Challenge is designed to increase our 2013 Life Skill Experience by 5% or more. If we do this, our chapter will minimally receive an ADDITIONAL $5,000.
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PwC Financial Literacy Week & Summits

The First Tee of Greater Chicago is excited to invite our youth to participate in the 2nd Annual PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Foundation Financial Literacy Week which will introduce them in financial education in a fun and engaging way!
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Volunteers needed!

We need help at our Harborside International Golf Center Kickoff Event on April 26th.
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Ace ZONE+ Status Achieved!

Thank you staff, board, volunteers and supporters for all their dedication and hard work in 2013, and ultimately providing the very best programs for our young people – we look forward to maintaining this status in 2014 and beyond.
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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 fort 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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