Welcome to The First Tee of Cleveland

What We Do:

To positively impact the lives of young people from greater Cleveland 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 Cleveland

2016 17th Annual Golf Benefit

Thank you to all who supported our Annual Benefit. The weather was perfect, golf was great, and the reception was outstanding.
Thank you also to our special guest, Earnest Byner, the participants, volunteers and parents for helping to make this event so memorable.
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TFTC at Washington Golf

The 2016 Program Schedule is here!
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Girls Golf Program

The LPGA-USGA Girls' Golf Program of Cleveland is designed for new or beginner golfers. Our mission is to introduce more girls to the lifelong game of golf in a non-intimidating and fun environment. After completing this program, participants will know the basic fundamentals of the putting stroke, chipping stroke, and full swing; as well as basic golf rules and etiquette. Since our teaching philosophy is designed around building confidence and success, we teach the game "little to big." That is, we begin with the putting stroke and progress to the full swing. We will provide opportunites for girls to explore The First Tee of Cleveland Program as they progress through the LPGA-USGA Girls' Golf program.
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TFTC at Windmill Golf Center

Our 2016 Program Schedule is here!!!
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Becoming a Volunteer

As a non-profit organization, we rely greatly on the donation of time to deliver our program.
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TFTC at Briardale Greens

The 2016 Program Schedule is here!
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TFTC at The Links

NEW location for 2016!!!
The Program Schedule is attached.
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What is the Patty Wood Leadership Program?
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Corporate Sponsorship

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We are once again building up our inventory and will accept donations of golf clubs, slightly worn shoes and new to like-new clothing at this time.

Thank you for thinking of us.

The First Tee and the Golf Channel

Celebrating The First TeeThis one-hour special on Golf Channel features The First Tee Campaign for 10 Million Young People and several of The First Tee programs that are making an impact.
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The First Tee of Cleveland video

NEW! Check out our new video featuring our own TFTC Participants!
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Programming Frequently Asked Questions

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TFTC and Land's End

Why promote a designer when you can promote TFTC?!
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We have a Facebook Page

Please visit our Facebook page. We are in the process of adding more photos. Let us know what kind of information you would like you would like to see! We'd love to hear about your success stories, too.

Audited Financial Statements

Audited Financial Statements Available Upon Request to the Executive Director

Chapter News

Home Office News

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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 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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