The Springs Club is a proud supporter of The First Tee and home to the annual Coachella Valley First Tee Charity Golf Tournament.
The First Tee is an international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people on the golf courses, in elementary schools and at other youth-serving locations. The First Tee helps shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by using golf to introduce them to life skills and character education, including The First Tee Nine Core Values, including Honesty, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Respect, Confidence, Responsibility, Perseverance, Courtesy and Judgement.
Bringing Golf to Kids & Teens of All Backgrounds
In 1997, the LGPA, Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR and USGA formed a partnership with the help of Founding Corporate Partner, Shell Oil, to lead an initiative called The First Tee. This initiative began as a way to bring golf to kids and teens that otherwise would not be exposed to the game and its positive values.
Since that time, The First Tee has steadily grown into a robust youth service organization, impacting, influencing and inspiring more than 9 million young people.
Not Just About Golf
What started as a concept to make golf more accessible to young people turned into an opportunity to help young people develop core values and learn life skills that are inherent in the game of golf. The First Tee was formulated with the help of academic, sport psychology, youth development and golf experts to proactively teach core values and life skills as part of basic golf instruction at chapters.
The First Tee Impact
Since the inception in 1997, The First Tee has grown into a robust youth service organization impacting the lives of more than 10.5 million young people and exposing them to core values and life skills that will help them both on and off the golf course.