The First Tee - By the Numbers

Since inception in 1997 through 2015, more than 12.2 million young people have participated in our programs.

The First Tee Chapters

  • Programming locations (golf facilities): 1,090
  • Chapters: approximately 171 in the U.S. and three international (Canada; Japan; New Zealand)
  • Number of active coaches: more than 2,900
  • Number of volunteers: more than 20,000 (including board members)
  • PGA/LPGA professionals serving as coaches, executive directors, staff and volunteers: 1,000 
  • Participant gender: 38% female, 62% male
  • Participant ethnicity: 52% White or Caucasian, 17% Black or African-American, 17% Latino or Hispanic, 7% Asian, 6% Multi-racial, 1% Native American or Native Alaskan, less than 1% Pacific Islander

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The First Tee National School Program

  • Introduced to more than 8,000 schools in more than 1,200 school districts
  • Student gender: 50% female, 50% male
  • Student ethnicity: 49% White or Caucasian, 23% Latino or Hispanic, 21% Black or African-American, 4% Asian and 3% Other

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The First Tee DRIVE

  • Introduced to almost 700 youth-serving locations
  • Participant gender: 49% female, 51% male
  • Participant ethnicity: 29% White or Caucasian, 29% Latino or Hispanic, 26% Black or African-American, 9% Asian and 6% Other (based on 2014 data)

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