The First Tee of Greater Washington, DC doesn’t just teach golf to kids – it’s part of a 20-year-old chapter of programs that uses golf to teach important values and healthy habits. While learning golf skills, participants also learn The First Tee Nine Core Values (honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment), and develop important life skills such as communication, self-management, goal-setting, and overcoming challenges.
The organization’s Life Skills Experience classes are held at 15 golf facilities in the DC area for ages 7 through 18. The First Tee also offers their program in schools and youth centers. The First Tee network stretches across all 50 states and has international programs as well, but the DC chapter was recently recognized as one of the best. That’s why we chose The First Tee as our community spotlight this month. We spoke with Executive Director Clint Sanchez to learn more.