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

3rd Annual George Beattie Memorial Golf Tournament

Friday, September 16, 2016, is the date for the third annual George Beattie Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit The First Tee of Maine.
Dunegrass GC in Old Orchard Beach will host the event.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
Cost is $500 per team or $125 per person.
Hole sponsorships are available at $250.
Read on for entry information.
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Honored to receive support of the Leisureman Triathlon

The First Tee of Maine was honored to be presented with $10,000 raised for charity through the Leisureman Triathlon.

Sponsors include HM Payson, Key Bank, and the Dufour Tax Group.

Pictured left to right: Brian Robinson, Ron Bibeau, Pete Dufour

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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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Fun at The First Tee, Riverside kids

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South Portland kids meet Riverside kids

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Val Halla kids meet 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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