Welcome to The First Tee of Central Florida

What We Do:

The First Tee of Central Florida impacts the lives of local youth 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 Central Florida

2014 Fall Clinics

This fall, The First Tee of Central Florida is excited to announce that we will be adding our 6th location, Stoneybrook West Golf Club. Stoneybrook West Golf Club joins Hunter's Creek Golf Club, MetroWest Golf Club, Stoneybrook East Golf Club, Winter Park Country Club, and Rock Springs Ridge Golf Club as program locations of The First Tee of Central Florida. We will begin delivering our 9 Week series of clinics beginning the week of September 8.

Registration will begin next Monday August 25, 2014. To see a copy of the schedule prior to registration, please click for more.

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Swing for the King to Benefit The Arnold Palmer Scholarship Fund

Join us on Monday, September 22, 2014 at the world famous Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge to benefit The First Tee of Central Florida's Arnold Palmer Scholarship Fund. In addition to playing Bay Hill you are going to have the chance to meet and greet some of the hosts from Golf Channel, and participate in The Big Break, just like the Golf Channel TV show where they have the flop wall and glass break. You can learn more about this event and register by visiting www.swingfortheking.com.

The Home of The Nine Healthy Habits

The First Tee Nine Healthy Habits were created through a collaboration among The First Tee, ANNIKA Foundation and Florida Hospital for Children to promote healthy, active lifestyles for young people. The FIrst Tee of Central Florida Honorary Board Member Annika Sorenstam serves as the International Spokesperson for the Nine Healty Habits. The healthy habits are a list of nine health and wellness topics presented as a part The First Tee, formatted for easy understanding and learning by elementary-age students and chapter participants.
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Arnold Palmer Donates $200,000 to The First Tee of Central Florida

Arnold Palmer, Hall of Fame golfer and The First Tee National Trustee, has made a $200,000 donation to The First Tee of Central Florida chapter to establish The Arnold Palmer Scholarship Fund. Through Mr. Palmer’s lead gift and support as Honorary Chairman, The First Tee of Central Florida is committed to growing the fund to over $1,000,000 in the next 10 years.
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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 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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