Why Golf?

Experiences are our greatest teacher. First Tee believes in developing the ones that are just as fun as they are meaningful, where kids feel excited to grow, safe to fail, and better equipped for whatever comes their way next. Through our personal growth and junior golf programs, we see kids’ build self confidence, inspiring more active participation in leadership opportunities and events, community involvement, and college scholarships.

Community Program

We partner with youth centers like the YMCA and Boys and Girls Club to bring the program to life and introduce golf using games that are flexible to the ages and abilities of the kids involved.

What’s Provided

Our Community Program gives youth development professionals and volunteer leaders the tools to get started. Our program adapts to any setting, class time, and class size. We provide training, equipment and lesson plans. Youth leaders also have access to First Tee’s online community for additional support, resources, and connection with peers.

Ready to Get Started?

To learn more about implementing this program in your area, contact us below and we will be in touch with more information.

Current partnerships

Beginning in early 2018, we received necessary funding from The Rockwell Foundation to provide First Tee Community Programming at The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate in Gaffney, SC.

We were also able to partner with The Kroc Center in Greenville, SC. They will be impacting the lives of young people through their home school PE classes and after-school programming!

The Greater Spartanburg YMCA opened the beautiful new 78,000 sq. ft. Thomas E. Hannah Family YMCA in April 2012, and together with the Middle Tyger campus, is the third of eight YMCAs nationwide to partner with First Tee to promote character and wellness education through golf to YMCA youth.

This youth development program at the Greater Spartanburg YMCA is made possible through generous support from

Whitaker Transportation, Doug Whitaker

Republic Services
, Jamey and Iris Amick


Southeastern Paper Group, Benjy and Kirsten Miller