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 Winter Program Registration

Winter registration OPEN NOW!
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Rory McIlroy & Luke Donald Host Annual Taste of The First Tee

The First Tee of Greater Chicago recently hosted Luke Donald's Taste of The First Tee on Monday, September 12 at Medinah Country Club. Luke Donald with special guest Rory McIlroy joined over 250 patrons in support of The First Tee golf and life skills programming.
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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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Canal Shores Plays Host to Golf Marathon

The First Tee of Greater Chicago's Young Ambassadors Council hosted the annual Golf Marathon taking place this year at Canal Shores Golf Course in Evanston. Teams raised over $10,000 to benefit the chapter and its involvement in the renovation of the course.
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DePaul Men's Golf Team Volunteers at Diversey Programs

The Saturday morning LSE class at Diversey Driving Range was treated to special guest coaches from the DePaul men's golf team.
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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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Inaugural Corporate Challenge a Success

The weather in Chicago on October 10th can be dicey, but October 10, 2016 proved to be the perfect day to host the first annual Corporate Challenge Golf Outing at North Shore Country Club in Glenview. Teams from various business industries competed for bragging rights in the inaugural event to benefit The First Tee of Greater Chicago.
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The First Tee of Greater Chicago Brings Golf to the Englewood Neighborhood

The First Tee of Greater Chicago has partnered with the Chicago Police Department's CAPS (Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy) program to introduce golf to youth in and around the Englewood neighborhood at Marquette Park Golf Course.
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Volunteer Spotlight

Al Brown began volunteering for The First Tee 3 years ago at Marquette and Jackson Park and has recently added DRIVE coach to his TFTGC resume.
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Autumn and Fundraising

The First Tee of Greater Chicago is thankful to everyone that supported our autumn events.
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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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