Welcome to The First Tee of Pittsburgh

What We Do:

The First Tee provides young people with life skills and character-building lessons using golf as the platform. Through The First Tee, young people discover how skills essential to success on a golf course can also help them flourish in life.

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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 Pittsburgh

Parent Orientation & Clinic Overview

Not sure which clinic is right for you or wish to learn to learn more about our programs?

We offer clinics for all golfers ages 5 - 18. You can see our parent orientation or get more information.  Please click the "Learn More" button below.

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TFTP is part of the United Way

The First Tee of Pittsburgh is a 2014 United Way Donor Choice Agency.  During the current campaign you can direct your annual United Way contribution to benefit the children and teens who receive The First Tee's golf and life skills clinics.

To elect to have your annual United Way contribution reach TFTP simply select our Agency ID # 436656


2016 US Open

The 2016 US Open returns to Oakmont Country Club and The First Tee of Pittsburgh offers you a chance to get "inside the ropes" as a volunteer marshal for one of the holes.  Sign up now.

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15th Anniversary Tee It Forward Celebration

The First Tee of Pittsburgh celebrates 15 years of positive youth development on June 15 at Dick's Sporting Goods Corporate headquarters with our special guests President George W. Bush, PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem, The First Tee CEO Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. and our honoree, World Golf Hall of Fame member Carol Semple Thompson.  
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Deacon Palmer Scholarship

Mallorey Stack was the 2013 scholarship awardee.  Samantha Linder and Max Kennedy were the 2014 awardees and Sasha Loebel was our 2015 recipient.

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Leave a Legacy

Learn how you can have an impact on the next generation of young people with a planned gift to The First Tee of Pittsburgh.
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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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