Welcome to The First Tee of Greater Tyler

What We Do

Our Mission The mission statement of The First Tee of Greater Tyler is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

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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 Greater Tyler

2014 Challenge Pro-Am

Can you hit a golf ball through a pane of glass? How about a 25 yard flop shot out of the rough? Or even better, can you hit a shot through the trees to a green? If so, you need to come enjoy The First Tee of Greater Tyler 1st Annual Challenge Pro-Am presented by Brookshire Grocery Company. This will not be “your everyday charitable golf event”.

Complete Tournament Sponsorship Card HERE
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2014 Tyler Junior Championship- August 6th-7th

The 2nd Annual Tyler Junior Championship is taking place August 6th and 7th at Pine Springs and Peachtree Golf Clubs. The championship is open to all junior residents of Smith County and The First Tee of Greater Tyler participants/members ages 7-18 as of August 7, 2014. Participants in the Open 16-18 division will compete for the overall Tyler Champion crown. All participants may declare up to the open division. Read More Here

Registration Fee: $35

Online Registration ONLY (no walk ups)

Deadline to register, Sunday August 3, 2014

Current Events

Stay up to date with everything going on at The First Tee of Greater Tyler!! Click the link below to see what we have coming up!

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Tournament Series League Standings!

2014 Summer Camp Registration Now Available!

Download our Summer 2014 Schedule

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PLAYer- For all new participants regardless of skill level or age. Must be PLAYer Certified before eligible for Par, Birdie, or Eagle Levels.

Walk-Ups will not be permitted into camps. Each participant must be registered prior to the first day of camp.

All Payments must be made online, mailed, or brought to The First Tee of Greater Tyler office. We do not accept payment at the golf course or during programming.

2014 Tournament Series Starts June 8th!

Looking to get your child started in competitive golf opportunities? The First Tee Tournament Series is back in 2014 for all First Tee participants ages 7-18! Tournaments will be up to 9 hole matches with points awarded for 1st-5th place. Player of the Year awards will be presented at our awards banquet in November as well as exemptions for North Texas PGA Membership in 2015! 

Tournament Fees: $7- (Payment will not be accepted at the course)

Ages 7-9: 3 Holes 

Ages 10-11: 6 Holes 

Ages 12-14: 9 Holes 

Ages 15-18: 9 Holes

2013 Year in Review Video!

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2014 Membership Registration NOW AVAILABLE!

Members of The First Tee of Greater Tyler will enjoy many activities beyond the golf course. There are two membership options for which families can choose from. For information regarding the membership options, please see below. Membership fees are annual and are good through December 31st, 2014. Membership is optional and IS NOT THE SAME AS registering for classes.

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2014 Parent Guides Now Here!

Download the new 2014 Parent Guide Here!

Need Clubs? We Have Junior Golf Equipment

All participants who need equipment will be given a putter and iron to take home to practice with additional clubs to be distributed through progression. Equipment will be fitted properly to allow the participant the best opportunity to improve his or her game!

 Brand NEW golf sets are available for purchase for participants up to 56 inches tall for $75

Please email Christian Sarran at csarran@thefirstteegreatertyler.org to purchase a junior set.

2013 Tournament Series Players of the Year!

Congratulations to all of our competitors who participated in the 2013 Tournament Series!

7-9 Girls- Sidney Robertson
7-9 Boys- Leroy Sparrow
10-11 Girls- Emma Lindsey
10-11 Boys- Ethan Dowling
12-14 Girls- Annaka Watts
12-14 Boys- Carson Hiltpold
15-18 Boys- Cole Wilkins

Junior Coach Application Form

Are you a high school golf team member and want to get involved with The First Tee? We could use your help with our program! Please fill out the form below to become eligible to serve as a Junior Coach. Junior Coaches receive several benefits such as community service hours, participant credit in the Life Skills Program, Taylormade/Adidas discounts, and Leadership training.

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2013-14 National School Program Schedule

Tyler ISD and Whitehouse ISD elementary schools are on schedule for participating in the National School Program for the 13-14 school year. 
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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 fort 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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