The First Tee: Participants Get a Taste of College

Categories: Blog, Participant Spotlight

As Mark Twain once said, ‘plan for the future, because that’s where you are going to spend the rest of your life.’ Planning for the future is one of the six Core Lesson’s focused on through Eagle Level Curriculum programs at The First Tee of the Sandhills. During this portion of the curricul...

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Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork

Categories: Blog, Volunteers

I’ve been blown away in recent weeks by the community members who’ve stepped in to support our mission. I’d like to share with you how those small investments are impacting the puzzle pieces within our organization. About two weeks ago, while sitting in Bob Farren’s office, Director of Golf ...

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The First Tee Drill Works On Balance

Categories: Blog

We’ve just wrapped up spring Volunteer orientation and training. Many of our new and returning volunteers joined us to get re-acclimated and excited for 2018. A big thank you to all in attendance! During training, one volunteer noted it always seems as if the boys in class are trying to ‘swing o...

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The First Tee: Volunteer Workshops on Tap

Categories: Blog, Volunteers

The First Tee of the Sandhills will begin spring programs in Moore County mid-March. To prepare, we will be hosting two (2) upcoming volunteer orientation and training sessions. These sessions are open to all volunteers – whether you are returning, newly signed up or simply interested in what we a...

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The First Tee: Registration Opens for Spring Programs

Categories: Blog

Many call it the Super Bowl of Golf. The annual PGA Show in Orlando, Florida has just wrapped for 2018, signaling a new year in golf and hopefully a quick slide into spring conditions at a course near you. As an avid golf enthusiast and spouse to a Class A PGA Professional, PGA Show week …...

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The First Tee Invests in the Next Generation

Categories: Blog

More than ever, local and world news reminds me why it’s so important to invest in the next generation. Teaching young people the value of respect, how to manage emotions and embrace diversity. By being a positive influence on these individuals we are making deposits in the future of our communiti...

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Learning Science Through Golf Academy

Categories: Blog, Participant Spotlight

This year, The First Tee home office added a new national participant opportunity – the USGA “Learning Science Through Golf” Academy. It’s a four-day academy this July in Far Hills, NJ that includes interactive lessons and experiments, each illuminating various Science, Technology, Engineeri...

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Pinecrest student attends national First Tee event

Categories: Blog, Participant Spotlight

This week, Pinecrest High School Junior, Sophie Hirtle, was selected to attend The First Tee National Life Skills and Leadership Academy in East Lansing, Michigan from July 26 to August 1. Sophie will join more than 90 juniors from The First Tee, ages 14 – 17, to participate in this national event...

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The First Tee golfer participates in national academy

Categories: Blog, Participant Spotlight

Recently, Courtney Jingle, a rising Senior at Pinecrest High School, was selected as one of 24 female participants, nationwide, from The First Tee chapter network to participate in the inaugural John Deere Drive Your Future Academy. It’s a four-day academic, career and leadership development acade...

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Building honesty and integrity in Golf through The First Tee

Categories: Blog

About a year ago, I wrote a blog about how The First Tee integrates the Nine Core Value of Honesty into our curriculum programs. How golf is unique from other sports in that players regularly call penalties on themselves and report their own score. Golf was built on the concept of a gentleman’s ga...

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