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. The Mission is based on Nine Core Values: Honesty, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Respect, Confidence, Responsibility, Perseverance, Courtesy and Judgment.
Since the founding of our Local Chapter in 2003, we have worked to spread character education and junior golf to the counties (Bay, Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton) of the Florida Panhandle through 53 National School Programs in area schools, 14 Golf Course program sites, and our Military Affiliate Programs at A.C. Read Golf Course (NAS Pensacola), Gator Lakes Golf Course (Hurlburt AFB), Whiting Field NAS Golf Course, and Eglin AFB Golf Course.
Incorporating the Summer Tour of the Greater Pensacola Junior Golf Association and in partnership with the Pensacola Sports Association and Par Four Charities, we strive in particular to reach young people who otherwise might not have an opportunity to learn and play the game of golf and to learn its inherent values. The First Tee of Northwest Florida is committed to growing the game while ensuring that our programs are accessible and affordable to youth of all backgrounds, diversities, social strata and physical abilities, and always regardless of income or ability to pay.