2021 Online Auction – April 5th -April 11th

Save the Date! We are conducting an online auction on Monday, April 5th starting at 8 am and continuing through Sunday, April 11th at 8pm.  We typically hold our silent auction at the Golf Expo, but that was cancelled this year due to the pandemic.  We have learned to pivot and persevere and are moving the event online! Get registered today by visiting the auction site…Click Here!

Steve Zahn Commits 10 years as Volunteer and Coach

We are honored by the dedication Steve Zahn has given to our program the last ten years.  We are grateful for his time and commitment to this program and want to say THANK YOU.  Your imprint on our program will be here for years to come. Check out our thank you article on Steve, highlighting his time with us and some of his most cherished memories. Click Read More to view the article.

2019 National Opportunity selections

PURE Insurance: Congratulations to two of our participants, Jack Kray and Shannon McCormick, on being selected to the PGA Tour Champions PURE Insurance Championship Impacting First Tee being held September 24-29 at Pebble Beach Golf Links.  For the Full Press Release…Click Here.

COBANK Peak Performers:  Congratulations to Reese Jansa on her selection to the CoBank Peak Performers to be held on August 21-24, 2019. Reese was one of eight participants from First Tee to be selected to experience a round of a lifetime with one of the greats of the game along the Pacific Coast at a top 100 golf course in the Los Angeles area. Participants will stay and dine at LA’s oceanfront Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes for three days/nights, participate in a breakfast and round of golf, and spend time visiting some of California landmarks while enjoying the beauty of the California coast.

Joe Louis Barrow Jr. Life Skills and Leadership Academy:  Congratulations to Jack Kray and Shannon McCormick on being selected to attend the Life Skills and Leadership Academy on July 24-30, 2019. Hosted by First Tee headquarters, the academy recognizes and rewards exceptional teen participants who are prepared to build upon leadership skills introduced through programs at First Tee chapters. Top coaches in First Tee’s network deliver the golf and leadership instruction that incorporate the First Tee’s Nine Core Values in a concentrated, week-long event. Participants build skills preparing them for success beyond the golf course. They will experience championship golf, career exploration, dorm living at Boise State University and meeting other teens from around the country sharing golf as their common bond.

Perfect Sense Unified Challenge: Congratulations to Shannon McCormick on being selected to attend the Perfect Sense Unified Challenge to be held on June 23-27, 2019.  The Perfect Sense Unified Challenge will be a President’s Cup team event with golfers from The First Tee paired as teammates with wounded veterans and Special Olympics golfers from around the country. In addition to playing two rounds of golf at some of the top courses in the nation’s capital, golfers will also enjoy a welcome banquet, a career exploration day at Perfect Sense, a tour of DC’s monuments and museums, and a final send off at Top Golf!

Max Martin Life skills and Leadership Academy

Max Martin, Ace Participant at First Tee—South Dakota, was recently selected to attend the Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. Life Skills and Leadership Academy in East Lansing, MI. At the academy, Max received golf and leadership instruction from the nation’s top coaches while delving into career exploration. For more information on Max’s experience, click on the link to the newsletter above.