Participant selected to attend Joe Louis Barrow Jr. Life Skills and Leadership Academy | May 2018

Congratulations to Eagle participant Sebastian Sanchez for being selected to attend the Joe Louis Barrow Jr. Life Skills and Leadership Academy this summer.  Sebastian, a student at Tyler ISD’s Early College Program, was one of 96 participants selected to attend the academy in East Lansing, Michigan July 25th – 31st.

Joining Sebastian will be our very Program Director, Christian Sarran.  Christian was selected to be one of 24 coaches for the Joe Louis Barrow Jr. Life Skills and Leadership Academy.  Added to that honor, Christian will also be a color group leader which puts him at the forefront of the coaches as a leader among leaders.

What an honor for The First Tee of Greater Tyler to be able to send these ambassadors of our chapter to Michigan.  Congratulations!!

The building is nearing completion | May 2018

We are so exciting that the building on the premises of Oak Hurst Golf Course is nearing completion.

Thank you to all the people who are making this dream come true.

Campbell Custom Homes          Beth Purl Home Design          Patriot Electric          Biomax Insulation          Hester Plumbing          JW Roofing          GWM Construction
Quality AC            Rainwater Foundation            Floors & Interiors of Whitehouse            Oak Hurst Golf Course            Smith Home Services

congratulations Walker LaRue!! | apr 2018

 Join us in congratulating Eagle participant Walker LaRue for signing with Oklahoma Christian University! Walker started playing golf four years ago in a Teen PLAYer class and we are so proud of his hard work to get here!  #thefirsttee #morethanagame

Check out these local stories about his great accomplishment!

KTRE – by Erika Bazaldua
Tyler Morning Telegraph



Pot of Gold Stays in Tyler | Mar 2018

On Saturday, March 17, 2017 The First Tee of Greater Tyler competed against The First Tee of the Piney Woods in a “Ryder Cup” style tournament at Peach Tree Golf Club. This was the seventh annual tournament, which alternates between the Greater Tyler area and Longview. We are proud to share that The First Tee of Greater Tyler held on to the Pot of Gold trophy for a third year in a row.

This “Ryder Cup” style tournament pairs teams of two boys and two girls in five different age brackets for a nine-hole scramble match. Congratulations to all the participants who played in the Pot of Gold Tournament!

New Executive Director | Jan 2018


Stacia Aylor was hired as our Administrative Assistant last Spring, but when Fred Woodruff, our then Executive Director, decided to “retire” but continue as a board member, the board extended an invitation to Stacia to become the Executive Director for The First Tee of Greater Tyler and she accepted. Stacia graduated from Texas Tech University in 1997 with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies, summa cum laude. She started her career with the Office of the Attorney General in June of 1997 and continued working with the agency in some capacity through

Stacia Aylor
Stacia Aylor

2009. Her last position was Supervisor and office Ombudsman organizing staff of 26 to handle customer service and caseloads and consistently meet, and many times surpass, the office’s goals. After leaving the Attorney General’s office she served as Financial Secretary for her church from November 2013 to May 2015.

Stacia keeps up with her three boys as well as helping with youth at First Baptist Church of Bullard.  She is excited about this challenge and opportunity with The First Tee of Greater Tyler.