Why Golf?

Experiences are our greatest teacher. First Tee believes in developing the ones that are just as fun as they are meaningful, where kids feel excited to grow, safe to fail, and better equipped for whatever comes their way next. Through our personal growth and junior golf programs, we see kids’ build self confidence, inspiring more active participation in leadership opportunities and events, community involvement, and college scholarships.

School Program

Since 2004, First Tee has been integrating the First Tee School Program into PE classes across the country. We’ve equipped educators at elementary and middle schools with our curriculum built around the game of golf, while positively impacting kids through both the game and its inherent ability to improve social-emotional learning (SEL) skills. We work with the school to identify funding opportunities, such as sponsors or donations.

Partner Schools

A.C. Corcoran Elementary, North Charleston
Founding Sponsor: Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Phillips

Angel Oak Elementary, Johns Island
Sponsor: In Honor of Mr. Eugene White

Ashley River Creative Arts, Charleston

Carolina Voyager, Charleston

Charleston Development Academy, Charleston
Founding Sponsor: Carolina Eye Care & Harbor National Bank

Charleston Progressive Academy, Charleston
Founding Sponsor: Mr. and Mrs. William B. Turner III

Chicora Elementary, North Charleston
Founding Sponsor: John & Barbara Boatwright in Memory of Susan McClanan Boatwright

E.L. Frierson, Wadmalaw Island
Founding Sponsor: In Honor of Mr. Eugene White

Goodwin Elementary, North Charleston
Founding Sponsor: Comcast Foundation

Hunley Park Elementary, North Charleston
Founding Sponsor: Comcast Foundation

Hursey Elementary, North Charleston
Founding Sponsor: Graham and Candice Kenan

James B. Edwards Elementary, Mt. Pleasant

James Island Elementary, James Island
Founding Sponsor: In Honor of Mr. Eugene White

Julian Mitchell School of Math and Science, Charleston
Founding Sponsor: Mr. Phillip J. Tralies and Mr. Timothy E. Scofield

Ladson Elementary, Ladson

Lambs Elementary, North Charleston
Founding Sponsor: Comcast Foundation

Marrington Elementary, Goose Creek

Meeting Street Academy, Charleston
Founding Sponsor: RiverTowne LGA and Dennis & Susan Grady

Memminger Elementary, Charleston
Founding Sponsor: Mr. John Gantt

Montessori Community, West Ashley

Murray-Lasaine Elementary, James Island
Founding Sponsor: Mr. Whitten Meares, Mr. Jimmy Hagood, & Mr. Ernie Ravenel

North Charleston Elementary, North Charleston
Founding Sponsor: G. Reid Banks in Honor & Memory of Mr. Gary C. Banks Jr.

North Charleston Creative Arts, North Charleston

Oakland Elementary, Charleston
Founding Sponsor: Comcast Foundation

Orange Grove Charter, Charleston
Founding Sponsor: Comcast Foundation

Pepperhill Elementary, North Charleston
Founding Sponsor: Comcast Foundation

Phillip Simmons Elementary, Wando
Founding Sponsor: Comcast Foundation

Sanders-Clyde Elementary, Charleston
Founding Sponsor: PURE Insurance

Springfield Elementary, Charleston
Founding Sponsor: Force Protection, Inc.

St. James Santee Elementary, McClellanville
Founding Sponsor: Comcast Foundation

St. John Catholic School, North Charleston

Westview Primary, Goose Creek

 

Do you know a Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester County school that would like to host the School Program? Contact us to learn how!