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

Golf Expo - Enter the Putting Contest

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At the Portland Golf Expo the First Tee of Maine will be holding five different putting contests for a chance to win a new set of junior golf clubs. All Juniors 12 and under participating in The First Tee of Maine putting contest, plus one accompanying adult, will automatically receive free admission into The Portland Golf Expo!

Participants will have three chances to hole the twenty foot putt, with the winner drawn from all those who make the putt. If the putt is not holed the closest distance will be recorded and prizes awarded accordingly.

Prizes will be awarded for three places per contest including a set of junior clubs, First Tee of Maine Registration for summer programs and other great prizes. All entrants will receive a gift for participating.

Buy tickets at www.portlandgolfexpo.com. Event takes place at the Holiday Inn by the Bay on Spring Street.

Take the Pledge for Sportsmanship

Golfers and friends of all ages, we encourage you to take the Sportsmanship Pledge at the link sponsored by Liberty Mutual. It won't cost you a penny, but it could mean $2,500 for the programs of The First Tee of Maine. Take the pledge here, and pass the word!

SCHEDULES, REGISTRATION AND LEVELS

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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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