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Welcome to The First Tee of the Triangle

What We Do

The First Tee of the Triangle impacts the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices 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 the Triangle

10th Anniversary Gala

Thank you to all who joined in our 10th Anniversary Gala on September 20th at Carolina Country Club! This memorable evening celebrated a decade of delivering The First Tee Life Skills Experience™ to over 18,000 Triangle youth and set the stage for continued growth and impact in our community. Thank you to our very special guests, golf legend Annika Sorenstam and Governor McCrory, for joining in our celebration. Read more to see our list of generous corporate sponsors. Want to be a sponsor at future events? Contact Pat Nelli at or at 919.239.8057.
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2014 Summer Academies to Launch STEM Links

The First Tee of the Triangle's Golf and Life Skill Academies will introduce a STEM component for the first time this summer! We are excited to work with several community partners to bring science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to life for our participants! Please click 'Read More' for more information regarding this program.
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LPGA Program Information & Registration!

The First Tee of the Triangle is proud to partner with the LPGA and Hillandale Golf Course to offer girl-friendly programs throughout the year. Don't miss out on some unique offerings! Click "Read More" for further information!
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Teens on the Tee

This year The First Tee of the Triangle will continue its monthly program geared specifically toward teenage participants. Teens on the Tee is a Nine Core Values program with a focus on doing what young people want to do the most, PLAY! Click Read More to learn more about this exciting opportunity!
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Golf Facility Discounts

The First Tee of the Triangle has arranged special discounts with 401 Par Golf and the TPC Wakefield Sports Club Nine Hole Executive Course.
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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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