Welcome to The First Tee of Greater Kansas City

What We Do:

The First Tee of Greater Kansas City is a youth development organization teaching young people positive values such as honesty, integrity, sportsmanship and confidence while using the game of golf as a tool. JOIN US AT OUR NEWEST SITE, HODGE PARK GOLF COURSE THIS FALL!

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2014 Partnership Reception
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 Greater Kansas City

Register Now: Fall Programming 2015!

Registration for fall programming is open!

The First Tee’s summer camps.


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15th Anniversary Celebration!

Please join us in a true celebration of The First Tee of Greater Kansas City on September 19, 2015. This community celebration will include our donors, volunteers, parents, and participants. Enjoy a challenge of The First Tee lessons, Gates BBQ and see the program at work first hand. Click "More Info" to RSVP.
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Drive for the Future Campaign

Join the "Drive for the Future" Campaign and tee off for current and future The First Tee participants. Your gift will make a lasting impact on over 4,000 children annually who are in the Life Skills Experience, Outreach and National School Programs! Gifts made to the "Drive for the Future" Campaign support our Annual Giving Campaign, which is key to our youth development mission. The community support it represents is invaluable in helping our participants live by our Nine Core Values™: Honesty, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Respect, Confidence, Responsibility, Perseverance, Courtesy, Judgment. To make a donation click "Read More" below.
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A Day for Kids Golf Tournament & Clinic with Tom Watson

The 17th Annual "A Day for Kids" Golf Tournament & Clinic hosted by Tom Watson will be held on Monday, October 5, 2015 at Blue Hills Country Club. The day will kick off with registration and lunch at 11:00 a.m., which will be followed by a golf clinic with instruction by Kansas City Native, Honorary Chairman and long-time supporter of The First Tee of Greater Kansas City, Mr. Tom Watson. Shotgun start for the four-person shamble will be at 1:00 p.m. and Mr. Watson will play a hole with each group in the tournament.
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More than Just a Game

Here's why golf is more than just a game: It's a Character builder. "The game of golf comes closest to the game of life. You get bad breaks from good shots, you get good breaks from bad shots—but you have to play the ball where it lies." ...Bobby Jones "As kids learn to play the game, golf's basic rule of playing the course as you find it and the ball as it lies is bound to follow them off the course and into how they lead their daily lives." ...Tom Watson THE COURSE is yours to enjoy...You're on the first tee...So, Play Away!

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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