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

2015 Summer Camps

The First Tee of Central Florida has teamed up with Winter Park Country Club to deliver 7 fun-filled week of Summer Camp. Camps will take place Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm for participants ages 7 and up. Click learn more to sign up today!
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2015 Girls Golf Program

LPGA-USGA Girls Golf provides an opportunity for girls, ages 7 to 17, to learn to play golf, create friendships, and experience competition in a fun, supportive environment, preparing them for a lifetime of enjoyment of the game. The LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Program is a great addition for female participants of The First Tee of Central Florida with other girls in the program and a great introduction for girls into the game of golf. To learn more or to sign up, click here.
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2015 Summer A and Summer B Golf and Life Skills Experience Programs Schedule Is Now Available

The First Tee of Central Florida Summer registration for our Golf and Life Skills Experience program will begin June 8th! Click learn more to view our Summer Schedule.

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Red Cactus Salsa Cook Off

Taste of The First Tee with Red Cactus Salsa Family Recipe Contest
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Donor Spotlight

Chris Barley Makes a Difference in Central Florida youth through by donating time, talent, and treasure!

Chris Barley, Managing Director at Ameriprise Financial Services, Orlando, is a gamechanger for The First Tee of Central Florida. Joining Arnold Palmer in supporting The First Tee of Central Florida, Mr. Barley is a National Trustee of The First Tee. Additionally, he donates his time and talent to serve on the Advisory Board of The First Tee of Central Florida.

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Payne Stewart Giving Society

Payne Stewart was a man of strong character, respect and honesty on and off the golf course. We honor these values at The First Tee of Central Florida and pass them along to all of our participants. Give Today to The Payne Stewart Giving Society.
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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 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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