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

2014 Graduation

This year's graduation was extra special with local PGA golfer, Aaron Krueger speaking to the group and a check presentation for Ronald McDonald House as part of The First Tee Charity Cup. Check out the pictures here.

2014 The First Tee Charity Cup

This year's inaugural The First Tee Charity Cup participant tournament and fundraiser was a huge success. Read on to find out more about this great learning experience that surpassed all expectations.
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Matching Grant Award

The First Tee of Greater Des Moines was recently awarded a $25,000 matching grant from Johnson & Johnson.
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2014 Skywalk Golf Classic Pictures

A huge "Thank You" to all who participated in or volunteered for this year's event making it another huge success. Relive the experience by checking out numerous pictures from the event here.

Van & Bonnie Hall of Heroes

Congratulations to our very own Rob Altfillisch on being inducted into the Van & Bonnie Hall of Heroes! Rob is a volunteer coach at A.H. Blank Golf Course and was our first winner of the JoDee Rogers Volunteer of the Year award. Listen to the on-air induction/interview conducted by Van Harden, Bonnie Lucas with the help of Iowa Hall of Pride Director, Jack Lashier. Click here for audio.

2013 Volunteer of the Year

Join us in congratulating our 2013 Volunteer of the Year, Rob Altfillisch.
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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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