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

Champions' Cup Golf Tournament

Join us on Friday, August 28, for an afternoon of great golf at Waveland Golf Course to benefit The First Tee of Greater Des Moines.
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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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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.

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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