Leaving a Lasting Impression

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In the summer of 2012, Austin Picinich attended his first class with The First Tee of Greater Seattle. He was just 7 years old, bright-eyed and eager to learn about the game of golf. Over the years, Austin applied himself and worked his way through the different levels of the program. Now age 14 and...

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I Believed in Myself

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12 year old Jay Sakagami arrived early on Sunday for the Fall Week 9 Championship at Jefferson Park. He checked in, warmed up on the driving range, rolled a few on the putting green, and after announcements and a review of the rules and format, Jay teed off at 8:30am. Conditions were chilly and damp...

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The State of Golf in Seattle

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The First Tee of Greater Seattle teaches golf and life skills to 1,500 local youth on Seattle’s municipal golf courses each year, and more than 2,000 county-wide. Without the four Seattle facilities (Jefferson Park, Jackson Park, West Seattle GC and Interbay), that kind of impact is not possib...

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Is Golf a Sport?

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Foreward Lucia Morelli is 12 years old, and has been a member of The First Tee since 2013 when she joined a Girls’ Golf class at Jefferson Park. Along with her weekly classes, she plays PGA Junior League Golf, serves as a volunteer, is a member of the Junior Advisory Board, and is an avid &hel...

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Lauryn Nguyen’s Big Drive for The First Tee

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Like many young golfers, Lauryn Nguyen works hard on her game. She has aspirations to play collegiate golf and she dreams of one day representing Team USA in the Olympics and the LPGA Solheim Cup as a professional golfer. This past year, Lauryn took great strides toward those goals, but she also pri...

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Young golfers take on big fundraising effort

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We’re always thankful for our terrific coaches and volunteers, but two young participants went above and beyond to show their appreciation this holiday season, and completely knocked our socks off! Brianna Nguyen (12) and Kylie Nguyen (13) have enjoyed their many years playing with The First T...

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Brandon Teeny wins Junior Golf-a-Thon

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How many holes can you play in one day? Brandon Teeny pushes the limit and inspires everyone around him. Tonight we witnessed the magic of sports front and center when The First Tee of Greater Seattle hosted its third annual Junior Golf-a-Thon at the Jefferson Park Par 3 Golf Course.  Throughou...

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Boeing Classic comes to town again in 2018!

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After nearly 15 years, relationship between Boeing Classic and The First Tee is still going strong By Aaron Lommers Special to The First Tee There are not many better ways to get kids interested in sports than giving them role models to look up to that provide a positive example both in and out of &...

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