The First Tee of Los Angeles - introducing golf to young people

The First Tee

of Los Angeles

Mission Statement:

“To impact the lives of young people 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 Values

Why is golf different from other sports?

Players learn values like honesty and responsibility by calling penalties on themselves and reporting their own score. By participating in The First Tee, youth are introduced to Nine Core Values which are incorporated throughout the program.

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More than a game

85% of alumni say The First Tee helped them become a better student.

At The First Tee, kids and teens are learning to play golf along with life lessons and leadership skills. And it’s making a difference. Our programs are having a positive impact on participants, their families and their communities.

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Getting started

Who can play?

The First Tee offers group lessons to all youth ages 7 to 18 regardless of background or previous experience. Our coaches are trained to make kids feel comfortable and assure they have a positive, non-intimidating experience. All we ask is young people come with an open mind and positive attitude.

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Chapter Highlights

The Arnold Palmer Plaque

The Arnold Palmer Plaque

Celebrity Pro-Am presented by PwC

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The Northern Trust Open Tee-Box Ambassadors

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The First Tee’s Reach

Our chapter is one of many in The First Tee network. The First Tee is reaching young people in all 50 states and select international locations on golf courses, in elementary schools and through other youth-serving organizations.


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Founding Partners

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