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

Summer Registration NOW OPEN!

Summer registration is now OPEN! Click the REGISTER button to view schedules and registration information.
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2015 Golf Fashion Show - July 8th!

This exciting event is a Premiere Golf Fashion Show that features local celebrities, PGA Professionals and The First Tee participants who will “Hit the Green Carpet Fairway” to model over 20 fashion lines of the 2015 Golf Season’s hottest new apparel and accessories for Men, Women and Children.
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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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A Day at the Dunes Club Returns July 27th

The Dunes Club is so low-key that many golfers wonder if the Club, hidden in the woods and dunes along Lake Michigan, really exists or is it just a mythical legend – 44 golfers will have the chance to find out on Monday, July 27th in support of
The First Tee of Greater Chicago.
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A Letter From the Executive Director

Summer is finally here and it’s great to see so many new and returning The First Tee participants showing immense amount of improvement, not only in their golf skills, but in their life skills as well.
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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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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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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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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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