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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

The First Tee of the Triangle will host its 10th anniversary on September 20th at Carolina Country Club. This memorable evening will celebrate 10 years of delivering The First Tee Life Skills Experience™ to over 15,000 Triangle youth and will set the stage for continued growth and impact in our community. Please join us as we celebrate with special guest, golf legend Annika Sorenstam, and The Embers. Sign up now as a corporate sponsor or stay tuned for individual ticket sales. 


For more information, contact Pat Nelli at or at 919.239.8057.

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The First Tee of the Triangle is excited to offer six opportunities for summer golf and life skills academies! If you are interested in participating in one of our week-long academies, please click 'Read More' for more information regarding this program.
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This year, The First Tee is again proud to partner with the Rex Hospital Open as we will work to provide volunteers during the weekend of this year's tournament.

On May 24th and 25th, we will be tasked with provided 40 volunteers to serve as Standard Bearers during the tournament. Standard Bearing is a significant role at a golf tournament, and provides a unique opportunity to a junior, their parent, and/or volunteer to walk INSIDE THE ROPES with Tour players! Please click READ MORE below to view more information on how to sign up to help with this unique opportunity!
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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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401 Par Golf Facility Partnership

The First Tee of the Triangle is proud to announce that we have renewed our partnership with 401 Par Golf in southeast Raleigh! Through this partnership, we will continue to offer eight-week programs, value-added programs, and special events at their facility. Click READ MORE for more information and details on special discounts at 401 Par Golf!
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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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