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

2015 Falling Leaves Tournament

Please join us for Golf, Food, Fun and Prizes…and The First Tee Nine Core Values! Monday, October 26th, 10:00 Shotgun Start, at The Reserve Golf Club.
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Benefit Dinner at The Surf Club

Please join Italian Barolo winemaker, Maurizio Rosso of Gigi Rosso wines (gigirosso.com), for an evening of wines from the Piedmont Region of Italy at The Surf Club.
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Donate through Planet Pro Shop

Now you can be sporty and support The First Tee of the Grand Strand! Choose from a wide selection of youth and adult performance sportswear by Adidas, Nike, Oakley and Eversole Run, Titleist and Pinnacle logo golf balls and more…

15% of sales go back to The First Tee of The Grand Strand, so your purchase will not only make you look great, but will help the kids as well! 

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Fall 2015 After School & Saturday Session

Fall 2015 After School & Saturday Registration available
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Gene Weldon, Myrtle Beach Area Golf Employee of the Year

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School Day Program in Georgetown County

Thanks to a strong partnership with Georgetown County Schools, TFTTGS reaches every 4th grader in the County through the SDP.
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Tilghman, Rymer take part in First Tee event in Pawleys Island

Golf Channel personality Kelly Tilghman poses for a photo with First Tee golfer Dillon Stone of Andrews before playing in the 2015 Todd Welden Invitational Future Generations Tournament in Honor of Carolyn Cudone at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club on Tuesday morning. | Charles Slate cslate@thesunnews.com
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National School Program

This program helps youths develop character and golf skills as part of the regular physical education curriculum in grades K-5. Implemented in Georgetown and Horry Counties, the National School Program will help us target more of the community's youth who can then be transitioned into the Life Skills Experience delivered in our after school sessions.
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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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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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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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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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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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