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Welcome to The First Tee of Northwest Florida

What We Do:

The mission of The First Tee of Northwest Florida is to positively impact the lives of young people by promoting character development and life-enhancing values through the First Tee's "Life Skills Learning Experience" and 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 Northwest Florida

Fort Walton Beach Mayor's Cup Golf Classic


Register today for the Fort Walton Beach Mayor's Cup Golf Tournament! This is an adult fundraising event for The First Tee of Northwest Florida. Friday, November 4 @ Fort Walton Beach Golf Club, Pines Course

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Argo Collegiate-Junior

Junior Golfers--Come out and play with a UWF golfer on Saturday, November 5 @ Scenic Hills Country Club @ 2 pm! Three junior golfers will be paired with one UWF golfer to play an 18-hole 4-player scramble. Limited to the first 54 junior participants--so sign up now!

(Due to the inclement weather, the Argo Collegiate-Junior was moved from 3/26 to 11/5)

If you were registered for the original event date on 3/26, and you intend to play on 11/5, you NEED to CONFIRM YOUR REGISTRATION by sending an email ASAP to Jennifer Hobbs, or by calling the office (850)456-7010. Otherwise your spot will be released to another player.

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Girls Golf Day Race to Rio!

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Trophies & Medals

All Summer Tour and Divot Derby trophies were distributed at the Divot Derby banquet. All winners are posted on our "Events" page. If you need to pick up a trophy, please contact

Escambia & Santa Rosa County

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Golf & Life Skills Classes near you!

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Okaloosa & Walton County

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Golf & Life Skills Classes near you!

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Bay County - Panama City

Fall Golf & Life Skills Programming

at Holiday Golf Club

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We are currently hiring for position of GOLF & LIFE SKILLS COACH in the Panama City, Florida area. If you are interested in this opportunity, click on the "Read More" link below for the job description and for instructions on how to apply.

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Joe Durant 100 Holes of Golf Marathon

Top Fundraisers

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 Tournament Schedule


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Shop our online apparel store!

Get all your golfing clothing needs from us, all while supporting junior golf!
25% of all purchases will be donated to our programming.
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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 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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