Kelli Corlett is the Junior and Disabled Golf Program Director for the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex. She is our guest blogger today.
TFT = The First Tee.
What is it? Is it only a national program? Or a global organization?
Currently, The First Tee has 198 chapters, 192 of which are located throughout the United States. The First Tee was founded in 1997 in St. Augustine, Florida, originally as an organization that was working to bring golf to children that were financially underserved. The Masters Tournament, the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), PGA of America, PGA TOUR and the United States Golf Association (USGA) were founding partners in getting The First Tee to where it is today – a driving force in our society, committed to making the world a better place for tomorrow’s generation. The First Tee has grown tremendously since 1997, having touched over 4.7 million youth. As of 2011, 4,000 volunteers help to support The First Tee. Through Life Skills, the Nine Core Values, the Nine Healthy Habits and certification process, The First tee educates the youth not only about the fundamentals of golf, but more importantly, the characteristics that are necessary in succeeding at school and in life.
At the local level, The First Tee of Greater Sacramento offers multiple programs at its three main sites, as well as the affiliate sites. From beginning classes to the Junior Tour, The First of Greater Sacramento is truly a Chapter for all golfers. Click HERE for more information on The First Tee of Greater Sacramento and to learn about the many programs available for the youth in the Sacramento area. The Haggin Oaks Golf Complex is a proud affiliate of the The First Tee of Greater Sacramento.