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First Tee National Championship winner will earn spot at PURE Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach
PGA TOUR Champions 
First Tee announces the first-ever First Tee National Championship will be held June 21-26, 2020 at Clemson University – The Walker Course. The event will bring together First Tee’s elite players for an opportunity to showcase how the program has helped build the strength of character needed to play at the collegiate or next level.

Clemson University to Host Inaugural First Tee National Championship
Clemson University Newsstand
The event will bring together First Tee’s elite players for an opportunity to showcase how the program has helped build the strength of character needed to play at the collegiate or next level.

Golf Channel: First Tee Wednesday

  • Morning DriveFirst Tee president: New, exciting year for game’s youth
  • Golf CentralFirst Tee of Miami and other chapter events

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Former PGA TOUR Commissioner and Vice Chairman of First Tee Tim Finchem, and CEO of PGA of Australia Gavin Kirkman announced the launch of First Tee of Australia
Bunkershot.com
The launch featured a variety of First Tee golf activities at Victoria Golf Club being demonstrated by 2019 Women’s PGA Champion Hannah Green, two-time Presidents Cup member Nick O’Hern and former AFL footballer and avid golfer Brendon Goddard.

Youth Development Program Holds Instructional Sessions at PGA TOUR Superstore in Peabody
By Anne Marie Tobin, The Daily Item (Lynn, MA)
First Tee is teeing off at PGA Superstore in Peabody. “Our outreach has been through our Mass. golf connections, but we hope to reach out to schools and area youth organizations eventually,” First Tee of Massachusetts Director of Operations Kyle Harris said.

The National Park Service Recognizes the Golf Industry as Group Volunteer of the Year 
National Parks and Recreation
“The work accomplished annually by our industry partners during National Golf Day’s Community Service Project serves as a prime example of collaboration for a purpose that is bigger than the sport itself,” says Greg McLaughlin, First Tee president.

Youth golf foundation director next at Rotary speaker series
Chestnut Hill Local (Chestnut Hill, PA)
Bill Hyndman, executive director of First Tee of Greater Philadelphia, will talk about his work with First Tee, a youth development organization that instills life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

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Four Financial Conversations You Must Have With Your Teen Before College
By Liz Frazier, Forbes
Once your child hits the teenager years, they are in training to become an adult. Adulthood hits fast and hard. When they turn 18, they can sign a lease, be legally responsible for signing a contract, open a bank account, and get a credit card. These are responsibilities and decisions that come with real life financial consequences that can have long-term impacts.

Social Media Capital for Nonprofits: How to Accumulate It, Convert It, and Spend It
By Chao Guo and Gregory T. Saxton, NonProfit Quarterly
There isn’t an organization today that does not use Social Media as a tool for awareness and promotion. This article gives you some tools and ideas of how to utilize these tools for the best possible outcomes. .

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