Heidi Wills Sets Out On New Adventures

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It is with a great sense of gratitude that we express well wishes to Heidi Wills as she sets off on her next adventure. Heidi has faithfully served The First Tee of Greater Seattle over the last 15 years, first as a board member, then as Executive Director for nearly 13 years. While her time &hellip...

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One Step Closer to The Fred Couples First Tee Clubhouse

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The dream to build a clubhouse just for kids has never been closer to being realized. The First Tee of Greater Seattle has had a vision to create a special place for community, coaching, and mentorship right at Jefferson Park Golf Course.  Seattle native and PGA TOUR Champion Fred Couples had many ...

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Seattle Sends Siblings to Compete at Pebble Beach

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We’ve all had that daydream where we are taking a victorious walk down the 18th fairway at a major championship, with an adoring crowd cheering us on from both sides. For Seattle participants Bradley and Haley Wong, this dream will soon become their reality. Bradley (17) and Haley (15) were re...

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We’ve Hit 200 Local Schools!

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With the summer season coming to a close, it may seem like the golf season is slowing down. Not at The First Tee! The school year marks a new season of action for The First Tee’s National School Program. Through the National School Program, The First Tee equips local schools with the curriculu...

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Building National Leaders

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Participants at The First Tee are using the lessons they are learning on the golf course to become leaders at home. But this summer, some are getting a chance to build their leadership on a national scale as well. Every year, The First Tee National Office brings together selected participants from a...

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With Gratitude and Appreciation

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It is with much gratitude and appreciation that we send well wishes to our fearless leader, Heidi Wills, as she completes her time as Executive Director of The First Tee of Greater Seattle. Heidi has served our organization selflessly for the past 12 1/2 years and her legacy will be felt for years ...

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The Golf Channel Features Alum Sophia Pangallo and Her Six Siblings

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Through golf, Sophia Pangallo not only found an activity she can enjoy with her 6 siblings, she also discovered a passion for working with individuals with disabilities. After encouragement from her coach at The First Tee, she decided to pursue a degree in special education. She earned a full colle...

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Reflections from Our Graduates

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Graduation is a time of reflecting while looking ahead. We asked three of our graduates to share some their favorite lessons from The First Tee. Here are their thoughts: Khanh Nguyen Participant since 2012 Graduated from: Liberty High School Next steps: Khanh is headed to Seattle University to stu...

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The First Tee Helps Kai Pursue His Dream As a Chef

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Kai Rullan was one of the quieter students in his class at The First Tee but he took each lesson of his coaches to heart. Now four years after becoming an alumnus of the program, Kai is using the lessons he learned on the course to pursue his dream of becoming a trained chef. Kai recently …...

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The First Tee Puts Nic’s Career on Course

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For eighteen-year-old Nic Ross, science was not his favorite subject in school. In fact, it wasn’t even an area of interest. But the worlds of chemistry and biology were transformed for him after a day on the golf course. Last summer, Nic participated in The First Tee’s Careers on Cours...

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