First Tee

of Cleveland

The mission of The First Tee of Cleveland is to impact the lives of young people 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 Values

Why is golf different from other sports?

Players learn values like honesty and responsibility by calling penalties on themselves and reporting their own score. By participating in First Tee, youth are introduced to Nine Core Values which are incorporated throughout the program.

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More than a game

85% of alumni say First Tee helped them become a better student.

At First Tee, kids and teens are learning to play golf along with life lessons and leadership skills. And it’s making a difference. Our programs are positively impacting youth, their families and their communities.


Getting started

Who can play?

First Tee offers group lessons to youth up to age 18 regardless of background or previous experience. Our coaches are trained to make kids feel comfortable and assure they have a positive, non-intimidating experience. All we ask is young people come with an open mind and positive attitude.

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Golfers for Life

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Why Should Girls Play Sports Like Golf?

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10 FAQs About The First Tee

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First Tee’s Reach

Our chapter is one of many in theFirst Tee network. First Tee is reaching young people in all 50 states and select international locations on golf courses, in elementary schools and through other youth-serving organizations.

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Our Local Sponsors

2020 Corporate and Event Sponsors

Thank You to our 2019 8th Annual Grit, Gratitude and You Gold Sponsors

Thank You to our 2019 8th Annual Grit, Gratitude and You Silver Sponsors

Thank You to The First Tee of Cleveland's 2019 Corporate Partners

2019 20th Annual Benefit Eagle 4some Sponsors

2019 5th Annual Summer Scramble Masters Sponsor

2019 5th Annual Summer Scramble US OPEN Sponsor

2019 5th Annual Summer Scramble PGA Sponsor

2019 Taste of the Tee Sponsors