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

2nd Annual First Tee of Maine Ball Drop

The Second Annual Ball Drop Fundraiser for

The First Tee of Maine

In conjunction with Golf &Ski Warehouse and

Nonesuch River Golf Course


Come and enjoy the Demo Day offered at Nonesuch River with every major golf vendor represented.

Sponsored by Golf & Ski Warehouse

Date:  May 17th, 2014

Time: 10am-4pm

The drop will take place at The Nonesuch River Driving range at 4pm

Balls will be sold at $10 each and you will have a chance to win

1st place- $1,000

2nd Place- $500

3rd place -$300

4th Place-$200

5th Place- $100

Plus additional prizes for foursomes at select Maine golf courses

(All prizes based on a minimum number of participants)

All proceeds going to The First Tee of Maine to help with our programming and change the lives of our young people here in Maine.

Click here to enter the contest.

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5th Annual Invitational Golf Tournament

The First Tee of Maine invites you to the 5th Annual Invitational Golf Tournament to benefit our programs in Maine.

When: Monday, June 9

Where: The Woodlands Club, Falmouth, Maine

Format: Scramble

Start: Noon shotgun

Put it on your calendar today!

Girls Golf Fair, Free for Girls of All Ages

Swing Like a Girl!

Girls of all ages and levels, even those who have never swung a club, are invited to a free Girls Golf Fair on Sunday, June 22, 2014, at the Riverside South Course on Riverside Street in Portland, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Come for instruction, games, music, snacks, gifts for all, and tons of fun!
Equipment will be provided, or bring your own.
Rain or shine. Bring a friend.

To register, click here.

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.

Lin Bell Golf For Kids to Benefit The First Tee of Maine

Lin Bell was well known in the community for his ability to pull people together for a common cause. Over the course of his life, he helped many charitable organizations with his leadership, integrity, and perseverance. Lin also loved the game of golf and the life lessons the game teaches its players. To continue this legacy of giving, and love of the game, we invite you to participate in the Lin Bell Golf for Kids. This annual tournament will celebrate the spirit of caring and sportsmanship. All proceeds from this yearly event will benefit The First Tee of Maine, and continue the great work teaching children the game of golf and the core values associated with both the game and life.

Please join us for the Lin Bell Golf for Kids to benefit The First Tee of Maine on Monday, August 18th, 2014, at the Falmouth Country Club.

The event will include a 4-person scramble as well as a dinner and awards reception following the golf.

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.


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TFTME Val Halla visits TFTME Riverside

On Thursday, July 12, a group of First Tee kids from Val Halla made a visit to Riverside for a bit of friendly competition with some of the First Tee kids there. The day was lovely, the golf was fun, and kids were great.
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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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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 fort 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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