Welcome to The First Tee of Los Angeles

What We Do:

The mission of The First Tee of Los Angeles is 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, especially those from low to moderate income households.

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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 Los Angeles

Arnold Palmer Plaque Fundraiser

Your chance to have your name alongside "The King" on an iconic piece of Los Angeles golf history!
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Los Angeles Fleet Week Junior Clinic

Thank you to Vice Admiral Tyson and the servicemen/women from the United States Navy, Army, Coast Guard and Marine Corps who volunteered during our junior clinic. Click the link to see some more great pics!
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The Fall Session is Under Way!

Registration for our Winter Session will open in November with classes beginning in January of next year.
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The First Tee of Los Angeles Becomes Official Charity Partner of the PowerShares QQQ Championship

We are proud to announce that The First Tee of Los Angeles has become an official charity partner of the PowerShares QQQ Championship. Click to read more details.
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The Northern Trust Open Tee Box Ambassadors

Four lucky juniors from our program had the opportunity of a life-time to announce PGA TOUR Professionals and collegiate players during the Collegiate Showcase at the 2016 Northern Trust Open!
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2nd Annual Golf Marathon

Are you up to the challenge of playing 100 holes in a single day? If so, secure your playing spot in the 2nd Annual Golf Marathon TODAY!
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Girls Inc. DRIVE Day

We had a BLAST hosting 50 girls from Girls Inc. of Greater Los Angeles at The Heroes Golf Course! Special thanks to LPGA Stars Demi Runas and Jane Rah for giving the girls a great experience!
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Jack Nicklaus Becomes an Honorary Ambassador of The First Tee of Los Angeles!

"The First Tee is unique to golf, unique to youth development organizations and it is having a meaningful and lasting impact on young people." - Jack Nicklaus
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The First Annual DRIVE Day!

Our First Annual DRIVE Day at The Heroes Golf Course was a great success! The First Tee of Los Angeles created a modified par-3 course using SNAG equipment to be played by teams from our partner DRIVE Locations. Check-out some of the great pics!
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The First Tee of Los Angeles Juniors Meet Phil Mickelson!

Thank you to Friends of Golf for giving Zoe, Shani and Keno the once-in-a-lifetime experience of spending the day with PGA Superstar Phil Mickelson!
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The First Tee of Los Angeles Receives USGA "PLAYer for Life" Award!

"We are delighted to be one of a select few chapters nominated to receive a grant from the United States Golf Association. With these funds, The First Tee of Los Angeles will be able to create additional fun playing experiences outside of regular classes for youngsters enrolled in our program." - Phil Bough, Executive Director

Kenny Lofton

Six-time Major League Baseball All-Star and 4-time Gold Glove winner, Kenny Lofton, has become and Honorary Ambassador of The First Tee of Los Angeles.
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Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge

50 junior golfers from our program had the opportunity to attend a clinic at Palos Verdes Country Club hosted by collegiate lady golfers from 16-schools around the country, including USC, UCLA, Arizona and Arizona State! Click to see pictures from this great day!
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Johnnie - O Polos

The First Tee of Los Angeles is pleased to announce that johnnie-O has donated over 100 youth polos to be given to juniors enrolled in our programs.

Thank you johnnie-O!
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The First Tee of Los Angeles Junior Medal Program

The First Tee of Los Angeles is delighted to announce Tom & Vickey Debrowski have generously stepped up to sponsor the 2015 Junior Medal Program. Thank you for your support!
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The Helmstetter Family Foundation

Thank you to the Helmstetter Family Foundation for their generous gift to our program!
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Ambassadors Society

The Ambassadors Society is a group of professionals in the Los Angeles area that are committed to supporting The First Tee of Los Angeles and furthering our mission.
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Jerry West

The First Tee of Los Angeles is proud to and honored to announce legendary NBA star and Hall of Famer Jerry West as our newest Honorary Ambassador.
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A Program that Works

A Program That Works

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 fort 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 like 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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