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

2016 Spring/Summer Program Registration

Spring registration OPEN NOW!
Summer registration April 4th
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Canal Shores 100 Campaign

Our very own, Pat Goss, is working with a dedicated group of individuals to renovate Canal Shores Golf Course in Evanston.
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Donate Golf Clubs and Equipment

Have an old set of golf clubs packed in the corner of your garage? Donating equipment is another way to help support The First Tee of Greater Chicago!
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Luke Donald's Taste of The First Tee

It was an honor to be among the best in the game including, Luke Donald, Keegan Bradley and Rickie Fowler. The Golf Channel’s Cara Robinson and Gary Williams put on a show with an entertaining Q&A with all of the players.
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Pat Goss Elected as New President of Board of Governors

The First Tee of Greater Chicago today announced that Pat Goss, Director of Golf and Player Development at Northwestern University for both the men’s and women’s programs, has been elected as President of the Board of Governors. He replaces Bruce Patterson after seven years of service.
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STEM Fridays at Cog Hill!

Junior Golfers will join PGA Professionals Carol Rhoades and Trey VanDyke as they
link golf with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through an exploration of unique and interactive class themes.
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TFTGC Participants Come Away With Big Win from Golf to Paradise – First Tee Champions Challenge

Trevor Britton and Abdel Raoul had the opportunity to represent The First Tee of Greater Chicago at the Golf to Paradise – First Tee Champions Challenge at TwinEagles Club in Naples, Florida during the 29th PGA Tour Champions Chubb Classic.
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The First Tee of Greater Chicago Announces Andy Mears as Development Director

The First Tee of Greater Chicago, an organization founded in 2000 with the primary goal of impacting the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf has hired golf industry veteran, Andy Mears, as Development Director.
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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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