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The First Tee of Massachusetts is dedicated to promoting and preserving the integrity and values of the game of golf in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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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 Massachusetts

Adam Winiarz named 2015 TFT Scholar

Adam Winiarz, senior at Norton High School is one of two Bay State high schoolers to earn national designation.
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Dana O'Connor named 2015 TFT Scholar

Dana O'Connor, senior at Longmeadow HS, is one of two Bay State high schoolers to earn national designation.
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Win a Titleist 915 Driver!

Looking for the perfect gift? Well we've got you covered. As a way of saying THANKS to our wonderful supporters, from now until the end of the month, anyone that makes a donation to The First Tee of Massachusetts will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a brand new Titleist 915 Driver! Your donation is 100% tax-deductible and will help us continue to make a difference in the lives of so many children across the Bay State.
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Win Red Sox tickets by donating!

Make a donation to The First Tee of Massachusetts by June 10th and you'll be entered to win a pair of Red Sox tickets! It's a win-win!
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Anna Haynes named 2014 The First Tee Scholar

Hopedale High School Senior Anna Haynes was named a The First Tee Scholar for 2014. The program, established in 2003, was created to recognize participants for exceptional achievement in academics, leadership, character development, and community involvement.
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Check out our Winter Newsletter!

Released twice a year, The First Tee Times highlights news and stories from The First Tee programs at our four sites across the state. This issue features our Junior Golf Fund Tournament, recognizes our dedicated instructors, and more! Download it below.
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Club Personnel - Get Involved with TFTM!

MGA Member Clubs - looking for a way for your club and members to give back to golf? Consider The First Tee of Massachusetts as a charity of choice. TFTM works to bring golf and its inherent values to children across the Bay State, fostering positive youth development through this game that we all love and enjoy.
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EWGA Selects The First Tee as a Charity of Choice for 2014

The Boston Chapter of the Executive Women's Golf Association - the third largest chapter in the nation - has selected The First Tee of Massachusetts as a Charity of Choice for the second year in a row.
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Fenway Golf Summer Programs!

Check out some fun summer opportunities at our Springfield TFT facility!!
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Leah Mitchell selected to Life Skills & Leadership Academy

Longmeadow's Leah Mitchell, a TFT participant at Fenway Golf, has been selected to attend The First Tee Life Skills and Leadership Academy in San Diego next month.
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MGA Junior Golf Fund Golf Tournament Brings Full Field to TPC Boston to Support Junior Golf Programs in MA

A Full Field of Participants Enjoy a Fun Day at the 7th MGA Junior Golf Fund Golf Tournament; All Proceeds Support The First Tee of Massachusetts
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MGA Junior Golf Fund Tournament set for October 27 at TPC

The MGA Junior Golf Fund Tournament, benefitting The First Tee of Massachusetts, will take place at TPC Boston - home of the Deutsche Bank Championship - on Monday, October 27. New for 2014, the tournament is part of the Liberty Mutual Invitational series!
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TFT participant Cody Sweeney selected to attend IJGA program

Cody Sweeney has recently returned from The First Tee Training Program at the International Junior Golf Academy. He was selected from a large pool of candidates to participate in this prestigious national youth development opportunity.
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TFTM Instructor Roman Greer receives honor from NEPGA

Roman Greer, TFTM instructor and head golf professional at Hyannis GC, our Cape Cod site, was just named the Junior Golf Leader of the Year by the New England PGA. Thanks to Roman and fellow instructor Dave Donnellan, The First Tee on Cape Cod has grown significantly over the past year.
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TFTM Volunteer Tom Bernier named MGA Volunteer of the Year at MGA Salute to Champions Dinner

TFTM volunteer Tom Bernier was named the Andrew J. Blau MGA Volunteer of the Year. Tom has volunteered at MGA Links and with The First Tee of Massachusetts for the last 7 years, and his two children have progressed through The First Tee program. Congratulations to Tom, and thank you for all your service!
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TFTM's Anna Haynes Selected to Attend Leaders & Entrepreneurs Forum

Anna Haynes, a The First Tee of Massachusetts participant and junior member at MGA Links in Norton, was selected as one of only 50 students nationwide to attend this forum, presented by The First Tee and Auntie Anne's.
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Titleist and TFTM Winter Promo!

Thanks to Titleist, friend and longtime partner of the MGA, anyone who makes a donation to The First Tee of Massachusetts through December 30 will be entered into drawing to win a set of Titleist AP1 or AP2 irons. Donate online today!

Western Mass Tee Party to Benefit The First Tee of MA!

CC of Greenfield Golf Professional Kevin Piecuch was recently named the Western Mass Tee Party honoree, and the committee announced that the raffle at this historic Western Mass event will benefit The First Tee of Massachusetts.
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2013 MGA JGF Tournament

This year's will be on Monday, October 28th at TPC Boston, home of the Deutsche Bank Championship. Format of play is play your own ball, team prizes for best gross & net scores will be awarded at the conclusion of play. Sign up as a foursome or as an individual player for a day of golf & fun at one of the premier golf courses in the Northeast!
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Marlon Scott Is a TFT Model

There are times when it is important to recognize individuals who epitomize what it means to be a part of The First Tee of Massachusetts. Marlon Scott is a perfect example as he is finding success on and off the golf course.
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TFT Skills Challenge

On a picture perfect August day, The First Tee of Massachusetts and the Deutsche Bank Championship teamed up for the 3rd annual The First Tee Skills Challenge.

This year's event was attended by more than 100 participants and proved to be a great kickoff to the week of Championship events at TPC Boston.
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The First Tee is well-represented in the 2014 NEPGA Awards

The New England PGA recently announced its 2014 award winners and The First Tee of Massachusetts was well represented. David Donnellan, Bob Beach, and Susan Bond were all award recipients for their hard work and dedication to the game of golf. They will be honored at the NEPGA's annual awards dinner this fall.
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The USGA and Chevron announce scholarship program for qualified high school seniors

The USGA just announced a great opportunity for junior golfers! Through its partnership with Chevron, the USGA has created a scholarship program for qualified high school seniors who are pursuing college careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) disciplines.

Qualified students should also possess a demonstrated interest in golf - a great opportunity for our bright and talented participants of The First Tee of Massachusetts!
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A Capital Idea

The First Tee of Massachusetts recently received a very generous grant of $25,000 from Capital One in support of its junior golf and learning opportunities across the state.
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PGA Tour player James Driscoll supports Junior Golf!

James Driscoll, who has been a longtime supporter of Junior Golf programs in Massachusetts, recorded a special video message that was shown at the MGA Salute to Champions Dinner on January 9th. Driscoll was a volunteer with the ForeKids program, which turned into The First Tee of Massachusetts.
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TFTM receives generous grant from the Highland Street Foundation

The First Tee of Massachusetts was awarded a grant from the Highland Street Foundation. The foundation, based in Newton, is committed to addressing the needs and concerns of children and families in Massachusetts. This grant will help us continue making a difference in the lives of children and families across the commonwealth in 2014.
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Three TFTM participants awarded scholarships through Lynnfield Rotary Club

Three deserving young men were awarded scholarships through TFTM's partnership with the Lynnfield Rotary Club and the Lynn YMCA. Having partnered with Reedy Meadow Golf Course, the Rotary Club has started taking proceeds from its annual Pro-Am golf outing to be put toward the future academic success of junior golf participants from the Lynn YMCA.
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WGAM Clinics for Junior Golfers!

The WGAM is sponsoring free Junior Golf clinics in the month of June for kids ages 5-18!
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TFTM Youth Receive National Honors

Three outstanding participants of The First Tee of Massachusetts recently garnered national recognition. Dana O’Connor (Longmeadow, MA), Cora Bernier (Taunton, MA) and Evan Ryan (Norton, MA) will be attending prestigious Life Skills and Golf Academies this summer.
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Evan Ryan Named National Scholar

Evan Ryan, from The First Tee of Massachusetts, has earned the national designation of The First Tee Scholar - Class of 2013. The First Tee recently announced that 101 young people from across The First Tee Network were chosen for this distinguished honor.

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The First Tee of Massachusetts

The home base of The First Tee of Massachusetts is located at MGA Links at Mamantapett, an 18-hole, par 3 facility in Norton. Satellite facilities are currently open in Springfield and on the North Shore. Each year, more than 1,200 youth from 35 different Bay State communities participate in The First Tee curriculum at these three sites. Additional satellite facilities are set to open on Cape Cod and in the Boston and Worcester regions over the next few years.

If you would like to help ensure the growth and vitality of The First Tee of Massachusetts, please lend your support by making an online donation today.

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 for 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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