Welcome to The First Tee of Greater Seattle

What We Do

OUR MISSION
To positively impact the lives of young people from all backgrounds by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

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Nine Core ValuesTM Honesty
Nine Core ValuesTM Integrity
Nine Core ValuesTM Sportsmanship
Nine Core ValuesTM Respect
Nine Core ValuesTM Confidence
Nine Core ValuesTM Responsibility
Nine Core ValuesTM Perseverance
Nine Core ValuesTM Courtesy
Nine Core ValuesTM Judgment

What’s new at The First Tee of Greater Seattle

Spring Classes

8-week season is now underway.

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The First Tee Internship Program

The First Tee internship program offers an exciting and valuable working opportunity for participants in The First Tee. Interns will have a chance to develop their own leadership skills and deepen their understanding of The First Tee Life Skills Experience while supporting the delivery of the program to other participants.  Applications for the 2014 Internship Program are due on Monday, April 21, 2014. 

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Seattle Participant Receives Full College Scholarship

Participant Kevin Rini was recently selected as one of 4 students in the Pacific Northwest to be awarded the Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship, a full tuition and housing college scholarship, beginning this fall.  He is the first participant from The First Tee of Greater Seattle to be designated an Evans Scholar. Kevin will receive a college scholarship valued at more than $80,000 over four years.
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Seattle Recognized as a Top Performing Chapter

The First Tee of Greater Seattle has been designated an ACE Chapter in 2013, the highest recognition of achievement given by The First Tee Home Office. Out of 180 chapters of The First Tee around the world, the Greater Seattle chapter was one of only 3 chapters to receive this recognition. The First Tee Home Office evaluates the performance of all chapters through a system called ZONE (Zeroing in On Network Excellence). There are 26 ZONE performance criterion that evaluate chapter programs, operations, participant involvement, coaches, financials, the board and staff.

The First Tee of Greater Seattle would like to thank the board, coaches, volunteers, participants, parents, and supporters for all their efforts in creating the best program possible for the young people involved and the communities in which we serve.

Participant Achievements

Our members are doing great things in the community. Take a look at some of their recent achievements.

Do you have a story to share? Send to information@thefirstteeseattle.org.

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The First Tee is Looking for Coaches

The First Tee of Greater Seattle is looking to add to its seasonal coaching staff. Coaches are at the heart of The First Tee's mission. They create the environment necessary for positive youth development and deliver the life lessons that distinguish The First Tee experience. If you are interested in being considered for a coaching position, click here to review the job description. This is a part-time position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Parent's Guide

To learn more about The First Tee program and the opportunities your child can take advantage of through their participation, view the 2014 Parent Guide. The Parent Guide is also available in Spanish.

Alumni Spotlight: Bryant Sutherland

When Bryant Sutherland decided to join the Air Force he knew values like integrity and perseverance would be key to his success. Having been involved in The First Tee for seven years as a participant, intern, and Assistant Coach, Bryant made a commitment to live a life based on these core values and strong character at a young age.

"The transition from The First Tee's Nine Core Values to the Air Force prepared him for great success," says Bryant's mother Latousha. "Bryant shared how it was easy for him to understand and comply as he was already familiar with integrity and doing the right thing. I can honestly say that The First Fee was a great blessing in helping me as a single mother keep my son moving in the right direction and it greatly  paid off."

Bryant is currently stationed at Shepard Air Force in Texas. 

More Than A Game


A Program That Works

Research Validates

In a past independent research study of The First Tee, 73% of young people at participating chapters reported high confidence in their ability to do well academically, and 52% credited the program for their ability to appreciate diversity.

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Our Impact

The First Tee believes young people in our community are our future leaders. Our programs impact youth and expose them to core values such as respect, integrity and perseverance.

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How We Help

One-third of young people say they lack adult role models. The First Tee provides quality youth programs that include adult mentors and safe places.

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