Welcome to The First Tee of Greater Des Moines

What We Do:

The mission of The First Tee of Greater Des Moines is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.

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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 Greater Des Moines

Jamie Alt New Executive Director

The First Tee of Greater Des Moines has a new Executive Director. Please welcome Jamie Alt to the leadership role in our chapter.
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Save the Date

Mark your calendars now for the Skywalk Golf Classic on February 27, 2016. Presented by The First Tee of Greater Des Moines all proceeds benefit our youth-development programs. You don't want to miss this family-friendly event - celebrating its 31st year. Click here for more details. Registration is now open! 

2015 The First Tee Charity Cup

This year's annual The First Tee Charity Cup participant tournament and fundraiser was another huge success. Read on to find out more about this fun tournament and a great learning experience.
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Spring 2015 A/B Honor Roll

Check out our 67 The First Tee participants who earned all A's and B's on their spring report card. Make no mistake, this is a BIG DEAL!
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2015 Graduation

The summer certification graduation ceremony is always special - and this year was no different. Click below for the full scoop on the event and a few special awards.
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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 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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