National School Program Research

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TEE UP IN GYM CLASS In elementary schools in our community and across the United States, many students are teeing off for the first time thanks to The First Tee National School Program, bringing our curriculum to your child’s gym during physical education class. By teaching elementary students The...

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My Adventures as a Volunteer Coach

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“My Adventures as a Volunteer Coach”, is what I would entitle the past five years of coaching Birdie participants in Brunswick County!  Just thinking about some of the past memorable moments makes me laugh and shake my head, especially when it comes to Cassidy and Curtis….. I first met Ca...

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Children and families could benefit from the Nine core values

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by Dr. Elvage G. Murphy Elvage has been an active volunteer coach, with The First Tee of Coastal Carolinas since 2016, earning Level 1 Coach Certification in 2017.  Prior to that, he and his wife Janelle, started, implemented and funded, Shoot Above Par, a DRIVE program with The First Tee in Erie, ...

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Good Golfers. Better People. A Research Study of Alumni.

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Good Golfers. Better People. What Our Teens & Alumni Say About The First Tee A Lasting Impact: The First Tee’s Role in Fostering Positive Youth Development Springfield College Center for Youth Development & Research, 2015 Evaluating programs is at the heart of a healthy nonprofit organ...

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Research on Importance of Sports and Physical Activity for Girls

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Recent research has found that girls who participate in sports have greater levels of self-esteem and self-image, are less likely to participate in sexual behaviors thus decreasing the likelihood of teen pregnancy and are less like to participate or exhibit risk-taking behaviors. The more physically...

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The First Tee of Coastal Carolinas Recognized

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Board Chairman Lindell Bradley and Executive Director Rich Abraham received a plaque from Mike Forte, District 4 Brunswick County Commissioner, recognizing The First Tee of Coastal Carolinas for our community service efforts during and after Hurricane Florence, which devastated Brunswick County this...

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The First Tee Impact Research

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Providing the Right Foundation In order to measure the impact The First Tee is making in the lives of America’s youth, a 2018 study was commissioned. A total of 268 responses were provided. The First Tee participants provide unaided and open-ended statements about how their coaches/mentors hav...

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Gene’s Dream Foundation Donates $50,000 to First Tee of Coastal Carolinas

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The Gene’s Dream Foundation in November 2018 presented a check for $50,000 to the First Tee of Coastal Carolinas. The money was raised via the Foundation’s debut fundraising initiative, the Mentor Cup, a two-day event that included a gala dinner at the Surf Club, a tournament at Tidewater Golf C...

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Longtime First Tee Participant Jayla Rogers Signs with North Carolina A&T

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Jayla Rogers of Wilmington, N.C. this week became the third female golfer in the history of The First Tee of Coastal Carolinas to sign a National Letter of Intent to play collegiate golf, committing to continue her academic and athletic pursuits at North Carolina A&T State University. Jayla will...

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