Welcome to The First Tee of Maine

What We Do:

The First Tee provides young people with character-building and life skills lessons using golf as the platform. Through The First Tee, young people discover how skills essential to success on a golf course can also help them flourish in life.

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Nine Core ValuesTM Honesty
Nine Core ValuesTM Integrity
Nine Core ValuesTM Sportsmanship
Nine Core ValuesTM Respect
Nine Core ValuesTM Confidence
Nine Core ValuesTM Responsibility
Nine Core ValuesTM Perseverance
Nine Core ValuesTM Courtesy
Nine Core ValuesTM Judgment

What’s new at The First Tee of Maine

2016 Invitational at Boothbay Harbor CC

The First Tee of Maine is pleased to announce that Boothbay Harbor Country Club is the site of our 7th Annual Invitational Golf Tournament, to be played on Thursday, June 9. Registration starts at 11 a.m., followed by a 12 noon shotgun start. Read on for entry information and find out how to become a sponsor. Don't miss this prestigious event! Proceeds benefit the programs of The First Tee of Maine. Special thanks go to event sponsor, the Maine State Golf Association.

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Attention Greater Portland families

Families of recent participants in The First Tee of Maine programs in the Greater Portland and Portland North area may be wondering where they can access the program this year.

Happily, the City of South Portland is doing an excellent job running the program at South Portland Municipal Golf Course, and Greater Portland participants are encouraged to go there. The cost to non-residents is $100.

Check out their schedule here.

Get The Links Card

Support The First Tee of Maine and Save Money on Golf Across Maine and the Northeast!

The First Tee of Maine is pleased to announce a new partnership with The Links Card Northeast. Patrons will be able to purchase the card at a discounted price of $49 and know that a portion of that purchase price will go to support the non-profit youth programs of The First Tee of Maine.

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Outreach with North Woods Law Game Wardens

The First Tee of Maine Executive Director Ron Bibeau devotes many hours to outreach activities with underprivileged and at risk kids, showing them fun with golf The First Tee way. A June, 2015, outreach session at Camp Postcard teamed him up with Maine game wardens who happen to be featured on the TV program North Woods Law. Too much fun ensued!
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South Portland kids meet Riverside kids

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Val Halla kids meet Riverside kids

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Fun at The First Tee, Riverside kids

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Registrations are now open.
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The First Tee of Maine at Riverside visits the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston

Coach Phil Gignac and his volunteers accompanied a group from The First Tee of Maine's Riverside location to TPC Boston (Norton, Mass.) for a day of the PGA Tour's Deutsche Bank Championship.
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How do I make a memorial donation?

When the family of a deceased loved one designates The First Tee of Maine as the beneficiary of donations made in his or her memory, donors may use the Donate buttons that appear prominently on our web site. The family is asked to alert us to the designation.

Donors, please use the comment line to specify the name of the deceased in whose memory you are donating.
We will notify the deceased's family of the donations.

Energy Snacks for Kids

Enjoying whole, unprocessed foods for snacks is a great way to refuel your body and brain with energy and nutrients between meals.

Here's a very brief quiz for young golfers to test their nutrition know-how!
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Support The First Tee of Maine by buying a Golf & Ski Warehouse gift card

When you buy a Golf & Ski Warehouse gift card in any denomination through The First Tee of Maine, 40% of the value stays right here to support our programming! This beneficial arrangement is made possible through the generosity of Golf & Ski Warehouse. If you are interested in purchasing one of these gift cards, please call Ron Bibeau at 207-809-9030 and mention the Golf & Ski offer. Thank you for supporting The First Tee of Maine.

A Program that Works

Research Validates

In a past independent research study of The First Tee, 73% of young people at participating chapters reported high confidence in their ability to do well academically and 52% credited the program for their ability to appreciate diversity.

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Our Impact

The First Tee believes young people in our community are our future leaders. Our programs impact youth and expose them to core values like respect, integrity and perseverance.

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How We Help

One-third of young people say they lack adult role models. The First Tee provides quality youth programs that include adult mentors and safe places.

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