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 Fall Program Registration

Fall registration OPEN NOW!
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Rory McIlroy to Join Luke Donald for the Taste of The First Tee on Monday, September 12th

Join us for a special evening featuring Luke Donald and special guest Rory McIlroy! This year's event will take place on Monday, September 12th at Medinah Country Club.
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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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DRIVE Participants Rewarded with Field Trip to Golf Course

The first week in June was full of field trips, rewarding young participants for their dedication to The First Tee DRIVE Program at their schools or youth service organizations. TFTGC hosted 10 elementary schools, many affiliated with Communities in Schools of Chicago, at Diversey Driving Range, Marquette Golf Course, and Harborside International Golf Center
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Noah Boehm Selected to Attend The First Tee National Life Skills and Leadership Academy

Noah Boehm from The First Tee of Greater Chicago has been selected to attend The First Tee Life Skills and Leadership Academy in Blaine, Minn. July 6–12. Boehm will join more than 90 junior golfers from The First Tee, ages 14–17, to participate in this national event.
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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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Development Update

Pull out your calendar as The First Tee of Greater Chicago has some very special golf events planned that you don't want to miss. And your support of each event directly impacts the success of the programs which in turn directly impacts the lives of our participants.
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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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