A Mom Making a Difference

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We know that mothers are super heroes. The hours are long and the job comes with its challenges. That’s why when moms like Becky Haldeman go above and beyond to support kids in their community, we are in awe. Becky serves as a Volunteer Coach in The First Tee classes at Jackson Park. After wat...

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Volunteer Highlight: Tom White

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Life often sends us quiet reminders that our time is precious. Three years ago, Tom White’s reminder came in the form of a diagnosis. Doctors told him he had brain cancer and that it was terminal. The first two years after his diagnosis were difficult. Treatments and doctors appointments le...

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Participant Khanh Nguyen Presents The First Tee at DECA Nationals

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Khanh Nguyen, 17, is no stranger to competition. As an ACE level participant at The First Tee, she knows how to use values like confidence and perseverance to keep her cool under pressure. But recently, Khanh has found the lessons of The First Tee helping her in competitions off the golf course as w...

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Tolt Middle School Visits The First Tee

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This week, 28 students from Tolt Middle School kicked off Masters Week with a field trip to Blue Heron Golf Course. The students were greeted by excited coaches from The First Tee and a host of activity stations around the course that gave them a chance to put their skills to the test. Whether on &h...

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Alumni Highlight: Jessica Kent

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While many aspire to turn their greatest passions into a career, alumni Jessica Kent is doing just that. Jessica is an undergrad at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. As part of the Entrepreneurship program, Jessica  and her classmates were charged with launching a prof...

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Golf Around Town

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The rainy winter months in the Pacific NW can make catching a clear day for a round of golf challenging at times. But fear not! Seattle has some events coming up around town to keep the dust off your clubs and your mind in gear for the golf season. TopGolf Crush Event February 17TH- 20TH …...

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Getting Fit For Golf

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Did you know that a golfer who plays 18 holes can burn 2,000 calories while walking up to five miles? Golf is far more than a mental exercise. Strength and flexibility are the foundations of the game and regular conditioning can have a dramatic impact. Golf gets the heart pumping while navigating th...

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Participant Highlight: Kayla Ripley

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When Kayla, 16, began with The First Tee last fall, she was simply looking to explore something new. Having decided to end her time on the swim team, she wasn’t entirely committed to getting into another sport but was willing to give it a shot. With a bit of hesitancy and some encouragement from h...

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Coach Highlight: Mike and Ed Whims

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Golf is known for bringing people together. For Mike and Ed Whims, golf has brought their family together. You see, Mike and Ed are brothers and some of their treasured family time is spent coaching for The First Tee. You can often find the dynamic duo at Blue Heron helping kids gain the same benefi...

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Celebrating Mentoring at The First Tee

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January is National Mentoring Month Who have been your most treasured mentors in your life? While many of us can think fondly of the people who made a difference, 1 in 3 young people today will grow up without a mentor. Mentors play a powerful role. Studies show young people with mentors are more li...

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