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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2014 Partnership Reception
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

Coach Keith Woody named The First Tee Coach

We are proud to announce that our very own ,Coach Keith Woody, has successfully completed The First Tee Coach Program. Coach Keith was honored at this year's Network Meeting in Dallas, TX. He has joined an outstanding group of coaches who have earned the title of The First Tee Coach by completing a multi-level educational training program that prepares staff to deliver The First Tee Life Skills Experience.

Congratulations Coach Keith on achieving this incredible designation as The First Tee Coach!

2015 Spring Registration

It's been a long, cold winter, but the time has come to turn our attention to the Life Skills Experience at The First Tee of Greater Kansas City for Spring programming. Spring 2015 registration will begin on Monday, March 2nd!

Please note that Heart of America and Drumm Farm will register online and all other sites will register as they have in the past.

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National Participant Event Applications

The following National Participant Event Applications are available, some with upcoming 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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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 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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