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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Reflections from The First Tee Junior Golf-A-Thon

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How many holes can you play in a day? Many of us can only dream of the answer to that question but 13-year-old McKenzie Enright knows the answer: 100. McKenzie competed in the The First Tee’s 1st Annual Junior Golf-A-Thon. She was relatively new to the game of golf but with her dad/caddy by he...

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Alumni Highlight: Lin Gable

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Lin Gable knows firsthand that The First Tee Nine Core Values are far more than tools to help her find the fairways and greens. For Lin, the lessons she has learned through The First Tee have helped her find her voice as a leader as well. Lin began with the program in 2010. In addition …...

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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 quiet reminders that time is a gift. 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 left him ph...

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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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