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 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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The First Tee of Greater Chicago and the White Pines Golf Club are teaming up this summer!

Registration for summer golf and life skills programs coming soon!

3rd Annual PwC Financial Literacy Summit

The First Tee of Greater Chicago is excited to kick off our Educational Series with the 3rd Annual PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) Financial Literacy Summit on Saturday, May 9, 2015. There will be two full-day summits on Saturday, May 9th, hosted at Foss Park Golf Course in North Chicago and Glenwoodie Golf Club in Glenwood.
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The First Tee of Greater Chicago Announces Partnerships With Two New Sites in Lake County to Deliver Programs

The First Tee of Greater Chicago (“The First Tee”) announces the formation of partnerships with Countryside Golf Club and Renwood Golf Course bringing a comprehensive golf and life skills program to young people.
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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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Ladies Ambassadors to Host a Ladies Night Out!

The First Tee Ladies Ambassadors invite you to share in a night of laughter featuring a live performance by the top up-and-coming Improvisers from Glenbrook South High School.
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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 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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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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