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

Fall Registration NOW OPEN!

Fall registration is now OPEN! Click the REGISTER button to view schedules and registration information.
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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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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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Ivanhoe Golf Club Hosts The First Tee Clinic

Top point reward participants were treated to a special day at Ivanhoe Golf Club.
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Picturesque Day for the Dunes Club Outing

On Monday, July 27th, forty-six golfers had the rare opportunity to play The Dunes Club in New Buffalo Michigan, while raising over $25,000 in support of The First Tee of Greater Chicago. US Bank and Dunes Club member, Bill Daniels, sponsored this exciting day of golf for all that attended.
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The First Tee Participants Shadow Golf Course Superintendents During BMW Championship

The First Tee of Greater Chicago participants Becca Curley and Andrew Evitts started their Saturday morning at 5:00am shadowing the Golf Course Superintendents at the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club.
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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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