May 9, 2018



The First Tee Experience unveiled at THE PLAYERS

By Jon Blauvelt │ Ponte Vedra Recorder (digital & video)

The First Tee and PGA Tour unveiled The First Tee Experience at THE PLAYERS Championship, a new 5,000-square-foot, an interactive venue featuring golf-themed games and activities for kids and families. Click here to view the YouTube clip

Desert’s First Tee program a perfect fit for new executive director

By Larry Bohannan │ The Desert Sun

Among the many jobs Dr. Steven Lorick is stepping into as the new executive director of The First Tee of the Coachella Valley is chief fundraiser for the Desert Recreation District program. “That’s my job, to try to figure out who the right people are to know and expose them to what a great program First Tee is,” said Lorick, who assumed his new position May 1.


Fowler on The First Tee, junior golf

Golf Channel

Rickie Fowler mentions The First Tee as he begins to answer a question about The First Tee values (Confidence and Perseverance) and junior golf at The Players Championship.


May 2, 2018


Teen Picks Tiger Woods As Pro-Am Partner After Winning First Tee Contest

Erik Matuszewski, Forbes

Shahbaz Hashmi, a high school senior from the San Antonio area, was selected as the grand prize winner of an essay contest put on by The First Tee and Wells Fargo, and as a result, gets to play with a pro of his choice in Wednesday’s pro-am at the Wells Fargo Championship. Hashmi will play with Tiger Woods, saying, “Tiger Woods is unequivocally my hero, and has always been my first choice since I entered the contest.”

Kharynton Beggs a finalist in First Tee essay contest

By Brianne Welch │ WCBD-TV—NBC 2

Here in the Lowcountry one young lady has worked very hard and received quite the honor. The First Tee of Greater Charleston’s Kharyton Beggs is a finalist in an essay contest, but not just any contest. She was one of 4 national winners, that’s out of thousands of entries. This weekend she’ll be at the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte for a VIP experience.

Teen joins Woods and PGA Tour pros at Wells Fargo Championship

Kathleen Llewellyn │ Wells Fargo Stories

As the 2018 winner of the Succeeding TogetherSM essay contest, The First Tee’s Shahbaz Hashmi will play with Tiger Woods and the world’s best golfers May 2 in the Wells Fargo Championship Pro-Am.

The First Tee Unveils Its First-Ever Interactive Golf Experience for Kids and Families at The Players Championship

Rob Thomas │ americangolfer.blogspot.com

The First Tee, the youth sports organization that introduces kids to the game of golf and its inherent values, is transforming the way kids and families experience the game with the debut of The First Tee Experience at THE PLAYERS Championship.