Welcome to The First Tee of The Grand Strand

What We Do:

We will impact, influence & inspire the lives of young people by providing learning facilities & educational programs that build character & citizenship, instill life-
enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf & other enduring character-building activities.

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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 The Grand Strand

Champions Challenge

The Scott Marlowe The First Tee The Grand Strand National School Program Champions' Challenge was held at Wedgefield Plantation Golf Club, Georgetown, Thursday, May 21.  The competition among the 11 Georgetown County elementary schools is named in honor of former Wedgefield owner, and First Tee supporter, Scott Marlowe.
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Future Generations Tournament at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club

The First Tee of The Grand Strand's 3rd Annual Future Generations Tournament 2015 Todd Weldon Memorial, hosted by Kelly Tilghman & Charlie Rymer of The Golf Channel will be held on Tuesday, July 28th at Caledonia Golf and Fish Club.
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Grand Strand Miracle Leagues

The First Tee of The Grand Strand partnering with Children's Miracle League to offer New Summer 2015 program
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Pat Dunn, A Nuturing Neighbor

Pat Dunn, lead coach for The First Tee, featured in Waccamaw Times Nurturing Neighbors article
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Tilghman & Rymer returning to Grand Strand

Sun News Article by Alan Blondin June 8, 2015
Tilghman & Rymer returning for junior benefit tied to new Cudone Scholarship
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Jackson Cole selected for Hilton Head

The First Tee of the Grand Strand congratulates Jackson Cole of Pawleys Island who has been selected to attend “The First Tee Training Program” at the International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) on Hilton Head Island, S.C. June 15-21.
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PGA Superstore and Akers Golf accepting golf club donations

We are proud to announce that The PGA Superstore and Akers Golf are partnering with The First Tee of the Grand Strand to accept golf club donations.
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The Dennis Walters Golf Show

The First Tee of The Grand Strand and Children's Miracle League proudly present The Dennis Walters Golf Show June 16th at Whispering Pines Golf Club
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PROGRAM OVERVIEW & CERTIFICATION DETAILS

To learn more about what participants will be doing at classes or to learn more details about the life skills experience please click the link below.
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StoreSMART

StoreSMART Self-Storage, Conway, SC has donated two storage lockers to The First Tee of The Grand Strand valued at $2300. This generous donation is offered to The First Tee of The Grand Strand annually. We are in the second year of using the storage lockers for the over 2000 clubs and 150 golf bags that have been donated to our organization.
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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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