The First Tee is a youth development initiative of the World Golf Foundation and is supported by the leading organizations in golf including the Masters Tournament, LPGA, PGA of America, PGA TOUR and United States Golf Association. There are nearly 200 chapters of The First Tee located throughout the country and in five international locations. Based out of Glenview, IL, The First Tee of Greater Chicago chapter is a 501 (c) 3 charitable foundation dedicated to teaching the golf and life skills curriculum to young people in a service area that covers: I-355 east to Lake Michigan, north to the Wisconsin border and south to Interstate 80.
In 2013, The First Tee of Greater Chicago will operate programming in the city at Chicago Park District facilities, at Foss Park Golf Course in North Chicago, Glenwoodie GC in Glenwood and Cog Hill in Lemont. The First Tee of Greater Chicago strives to instill in participants The First Tee Nine Core Values - honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment. Young people who become members of The First Tee of Greater Chicago enjoy a variety of opportunities to learn life skills that can help them grow as individuals and prepare for the future.
Awards & Recognition:
2007 The First Tee Network Meeting featured speaker -Participant Adam Addams
2010 National Golf Day Congressional Breakfast - Participant Zach Stuart
2011 R.B.S. Outstanding Participant Semi-Finalist & Midwest Outstanding Participant - Sara Kuse
USGA Player for Life Award - in recognition of retaining & progressing participants
World Golf Chairman's Award - E.D. Rob Dauphinais
2012 R.B.S. Outstanding Participant Semi-finalist - Participant Sara Novosel
Golf Digest Junior Development Award - in recognition of teaching health & wellness through golf
2013 USGA Player for Life Award - in recognition of retaining & progressing participants