Confidence

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The First Tee is a family affair Hayden Hallmark started in The First Tee when he was 7 years old, just like his two sisters did before him. Their father, John, liked the program’s focus on life skills and seeing it translate at school and in the real world. “Besides learning golf, they get conf...

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Sportsmanship

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Father and daughters bond over The First Tee When Tremayne Days learned about The First Tee two years ago, he knew he wanted his daughter Abigail to become involved. At the time she was too young to join the program, so he marked his calendar to sign her up as soon as she was eligible. …...

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Honesty

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The First Tee helps teen keep his eyes on the ball Caliph Banks is a friendly, outgoing 15-year old who enjoys talking to everyone. Having been home schooled since seventh grade, he hadn’t been actively involved in organized sports. His mother, Constance, was searching a home schooling website whe...

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Respect

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Josiah Ausbie, is an energetic 11 year-old. When he showed an interest in learning to play golf, his mom Mattie and stepdad Robert signed him up with The First Tee. While Josiah struggled with the game at first, he soon began to get the hang of it. He is now in his third year and …...

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Responsibility

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Business plans become path to mentoring When Sara-Grace Chan started The First Tee of Greater Houston in eighth grade, it wasn’t for love of the game. “My mom knew a lot of business deals take place on the golf course and she wanted to make sure I knew how to play,” said Sara-Grace.  “At fi...

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Transformational Impact: Patrick Kisomanga

Categories: Blog, Impact

When Coach Patrick Kisomanga moved to the United States from the war torn Democratic Republic of Congo, he had never heard of golf. Patrick and his family survived in an African concentration camp for over a year and a half, before they were rescued and brought to Phoenix, Arizona.  This is where h...

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