Welcome to The First Tee of Greater Kansas City

What We Do:

The First Tee of Greater Kansas City is a youth development organization teaching young people positive values such as honesty, integrity, sportsmanship and confidence while using the game of golf as a tool.

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2012 Junior Golf Festival
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 Greater Kansas City

2014 Summer Registration

Summer registration for Heart of America (HOA) and Drumm Farm ONLY the registration will be online. All other sites will register as they have in the past.

Online registration for the summer program at HOA and Drumm Farm will be April 28th. If you had participated in a spring class you will still be eligible to receive the multiple sessions discount through a promotion code during the summer registration, contact Secah “Coach S” Shahib for more information on the promotional code. By entering the correct promotion code during online registration, you will be discounted the appropriate amount. This applies for scholarships as well. For more information on the promotion codes or if you cannot afford our program fees, please contact Secah "Coach S" Shahib at sshahib@thefirstteekc.org and he will issue the appropriate promotion code to use during your registration.
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Participant Certification Status

Prior to registering, if you are unsure of what level your child should be signing up for click the "read more" on this section to view the list, if you have further questions contact "Coach S" to avoid registering for the wrong class! You can reach him by emailing at sshahib@thefirstteekc.org.
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Heart of America Par 3 Spring and Summer League!

We are excited to offer a Par 3 Spring League for all those participants interested in brushing up on their playing skills a little early. It is a perfect way to ease back into golf before summer arrives! It will be held on Tuesday evenings April 15th through May 20th at Heart of America Golf Academy. Registration begins March 3rd and it will be done online. Click here for Par 3 schedule. Summer registration will begin April 28th.
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National Participant Event Applications

Applications for National Participant Events are already available with up coming deadlines! Please read information for each one carefully and apply according to the instructions listed for each. These are great opportunities you don't want to miss out on!
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Looking For Mentors & Mentees

One of our focus points for 2014 is to grow our Mentor Program. Currently we are in need of both mentors and mentees. The Mentoring program meets on Tuesdays from 5:45-7:45pm at Heart of America Golf Academy, twice a month April through October and once a month November and December. Read more about our Mentor Program and find the application for mentors and mentees in the "Our Programs" section.
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The First Tee Caddy Program

The First Tee Caddy Program is ready to roll! We have partnered with two local country clubs that will welcome our participants to be caddy's at their clubs. In the past we have faced a few challanges in getting this program going, we are proud to announce that the program is truely ready to provide great opportunities and experiences to the qualified participats.
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KCGA Junior Scholarship Program

The First Tee has a wonderful partnership the Kansas City Golf Association as we both have a strong passion to grow the game of golf in our community. With that, we are always trying to come up with ways to make the game more accessible to youngsters and more competitive opportunities available.
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Watch Our Video

Ever wondered about what some of the kids are like? Click here to watch a video of how three young people have been impacted by The First Tee of Greater Kansas City

Equipment Donations

In regards to equipment donations, we accept metal woods, cavity back irons, all wedges, all putters and golf balls in usable condition. They can be delivered to The First Tee at: 7501 Blue River Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64132.

We strongly recommend you call or email prior to coming out as we tend to be in and out of the office frequently. You can reach Executive Director, Pat Zuk, at 913-648-7177 ext. 1 or pzuk@thefirstteekc.org, or you can reach our Program Director, Secah Shahib, at 913-648-7177 ext. 2 or at sshahib@thefirstteekc.org. However, if you are unable to reach us and must drop them off at a certain time you may leave them with the pro shop at the address above. The pro shop is open regular golf hours. If you do this please provide them with your name and address and what you donated so a letter can be sent to you for tax purposes. If dropping things off at our Heart of America location is inconvenient, please let us know and we may be able to arrange an alternative. Once again, thanks for thinking of us.

More than Just a Game

Here's why golf is more than just a game: It's a Character builder.

"The game of golf comes closest to the game of life. You get bad breaks from good shots, you get good breaks from bad shots—but you have to play the ball where it lies." ...Bobby Jones

"As kids learn to play the game, golf's basic rule of playing the course as you find it and the ball as it lies is bound to follow them off the course and into how they lead their daily lives." ...Tom Watson

THE COURSE is yours to enjoy...You're on the first tee...So, Play Away!

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 fort 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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