Julia Stopperan recognized for Frank Kirk Outstanding Participant Award

Andy Spencer Wins The 2018 Watson Challenge

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This past weekend, 48 of Kansas City’s best golfers, including 8-time major champion Tom Watson, competed at Shadow Glen Golf Club in The Watson Challenge. After winning the 2017 Watson Challenge by 7 shots at Milburn CC, Andy Spencer sought to become the first back-to-back winner since Tom Watson...

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The First Tee Tournament Series has Returned

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We have seen a record number of juniors join the game the last two years here in KC! We are excited to introduce a new outlet for young people to test the skills they have learned at The First Tee through our newly designed Tournament Series! PLAYer, Par or new Birdie level participants are invited ...

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STEM Camp is Back!

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We are very excited too offer our second season of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Summer Camp! Last year, we conducted fun and engaging STEM experiences and created a hands-on learning opportunity for our participants. This year, we are conducting a wide array of experiments an...

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Meet the Coach

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Nathan Surrell just started coaching with us this year on a volunteer basis. He has a daughter who is currently enrolled in The First Tee out at Heart of America. We are so proud to have Nathan out here helping us coach-it is clear that he has a love for the game and enjoys helping …...

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The First Tee Coaches and Training

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The First Tee of Greater Kansas City is so lucky to have a wonderful group of coaches so dedicated to the program! This past weekend The First Tee of Greater Kansas City had the pleasure of hosting 40 coaches from across The First Tee network. At The First Tee coach trainings coaches take a deeper &...

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Al Hoffman Scholarship

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Al Hoffman founded what would become the Junior Golf Foundation of Greater Kansas City in 1987 along with four friends.  Mr. Hoffman was the driving force behind the development of the Foundation. He spearheaded the development of Kansas City’s first junior golf course at the Heart of America Gol...

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Girls Golf in KC

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As we enter into the warmer months and start to think about getting outside to play lets always remember the importance of girls in sport! Last year, 38 percent of young people served at The First Tee of Greater Kansas City were GIRLS! There are so many benefits to girls in sport and we truly &helli...

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Appreciating Diversity

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At The First Tee, we believe that appreciating diversity is of the utmost importance. It is at the heart of what we seek to instill in our participants. Being able to appreciate and understand diversity can certainly help within the context of golf. In the very first level of the program, we teach p...

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More Participant Opportunities Available

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Possibly the most coveted participant opportunities provided by The First Tee Home Office have application’s opening next week. The PURE Insurance Championship is a premier event intended to showcases the best participants in The First Tee network.  An official PGA TOUR Champions event at Pebble...

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Participants Shine at Partnership Reception

On Wednesday, April 26th friends of The First Tee of Greater Kansas City gathered at Topgolf for the annual Partnership Reception. Attendees heard a firsthand perspective on what it’s like to be a part of The First Tee from three outstanding youth: E.J. Atkins, Skylar Brunk and Anh-Dao Do. ACE Level participant Skylar was presented …

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