The First Tee

of Sharon

The First Tee is an international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. Through after school and in school programs, we help shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf. And it’s making a difference


Event Sponsors:

$500 Tournament Sponsors: FNB Wealth Management and Commercial Banking, Kiwanis Club of Sharon, Garwood Machine, Inc., Matt and Sarah Achenbach, City of Hermitage, Primary Health Network

$100 Hole Sponsors: Mike Wilkes – Wilkes Company, Bob and Sunny Demofonte, John Fait Memorial Fund, Ellwood Quality Steels, Rick and Barbara Mild, Tom Pryts – On Line Consulting Services, Rien Construction Company, Banjak Heating & Cooling,  Jones Performance Products, Roger and Kelly Shaffer, Aggie McIntyre, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management–Bob Cucitrone, Nick Palombi, Ryan Wetzel, Rick and Monica Roskos, Tom and Leah Roskos, John Zebroski Agency, Dr. Todd C Alexander, Attorney Ted Isoldi, Mercer, PA–Attorney Robert T. Barletta, New Castle, PA, Talbot’s Taproom & Terrace, Allstate–Gino Nicastro, Lewis A. Rosa III—Ristvey Investment Group, Matune Basile Advisors, Arnett Carbis Toothman – CPA’s and Advisors, Pete and Sara Siriani, G.W. Becker, Inc, Aim National Lease, Hemlock Financial – Clancy and Amy Atkinson, VetBiotek – Brian and Jennifer Bell, Ristvey Investment Group, Danielle and Mike Benic, C & K Trophy

$50 Program Sponsors: Missy Colbert Twirling Angels, O’Neill Coffee Co., Tom and Carole Barker, Jones Performance Products, The First Tee of Beaver Falls, Turf Bar – George W. Huff, Jr., Katie Ekker, Specialty Orthopaedics – LeRoy S. Clark II, Attorney Brett Stedman, D’Onofrio’s Food Center, Tom and Deb Ristvey, Teresa Bartos Pet-sitting, The Simmons Family, Donation by Dan & Elly Bell in memory of Carl Bell, Sr. & Dr. Carl Bell

Hole-In-One-Sponsor:  Gilbert’s Risk Solutions




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Nine Core Values

Why is golf different from other sports?

Players learn values like honesty and responsibility by calling penalties on themselves and reporting their own score. By participating in The First Tee, youth are introduced to Nine Core Values which are incorporated throughout the program.

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More than a game

85% of alumni say The First Tee helped them become a better student.

At The First Tee, kids and teens are learning to play golf along with life lessons and leadership skills. And it’s making a difference. Our programs are positively impacting youth, their families and their communities.


Getting started

Who can play?

The First Tee offers group lessons to youth up to age 18 regardless of background or previous experience. Our coaches are trained to make kids feel comfortable and assure they have a positive, non-intimidating experience. All we ask is young people come with an open mind and positive attitude.

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10 FAQs About The First Tee

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Why Should Girls Play Sports Like Golf?

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Golfers for Life

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The First Tee’s Reach

Our chapter is one of many in The First Tee network. The First Tee is reaching young people in all 50 states and select international locations on golf courses, in elementary schools and through other youth-serving organizations.

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Founding Partners

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