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

Spring and Summer Registration NOW OPEN!

Spring and Summer registration is NOW OPEN! Click the above "register" link to sign up for programming!
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The First Tee of Greater Chicago Celebrates 15 Years of Impact

The First Tee of Greater Chicago celebrates 15 years of impact in the Chicagoland community, marking an important milestone for the youth development organization.
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The First Tee of Greater Chicago Selected as Encompass Championship Charity Partner

The First Tee of Greater Chicago is proud to have been named as an official charity partner of the Encompass Championship again in 2015 and will be helping with recruiting the large volunteer force required to support a PGA TOUR event. That means WE NEED YOU!
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The First Tee of Greater Chicago Appoints New Executive Director, Lisa Quinn

The First Tee of Greater Chicago announces the appointment of Lisa Quinn to Executive Director. As Executive Director, Quinn will oversee the Chapter’s administration, fundraising and junior golf and life skills programs while continuing to seek new partnership opportunities for The First Tee of Greater Chicago.
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2014 Summary Report

The First Tee of Greater Chicago Summary Report provides a quick overview of our programs and their impact on young people during the last year.
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Altria 360 Selects The First Tee of Greater Chicago as Grant Recipient

Entering its second year as an Altria 360 Grant recipient, The First Tee of Greater Chicago has worked quickly to collaborate with Altria’s partner organizations: Communities In Schools of Chicago, the Boys and Girls Club of Chicago, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago, and the 4-H Club.
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Donor Spotlight

As a non-profit organization, The First Tee of Greater Chicago depends on the generosity of donors who support our mission in a variety of ways. They come in a variety of forms and help bring our mission to life. From parents of youth in our program to golf enthusiast to companies with a big heart, we encourage you to check out of TFTGC's featured donors every month.

For the month of September we are highlighting the Illinois PGA Foundation.
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Faces of The First Tee of Greater Chicago

Everyone has a story. Too often, however, many of those stories have gone untold. Until now. To give everyone involved in The First Tee of Greater Chicago a voice, we are proud to introduce you to The Faces of The First Tee!

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The First Tee of Greater Chicago Partners with the Chicago Park District to Offer After School Programs

The First Tee of Greater Chicago is extremely proud to announce new partnerships with the Chicago Park District. Beginning this April, seven CPD parks will be offering The First Tee DRIVE after-school program at their respective sites.
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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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