The First Tee

of Lehigh Valley and Berks

Over 325 children were enrolled in eight program locations from Reading to Easton in 2018, including new sites at Olde Homestead Golf Course (New Tripoli ) and Riverview Country Club (Easton).

In addition to the eight-week summer sessions at these venues, spring and fall programs were offered at Manor Golf Club, The Steel Club, Bethlehem Muni Golf Course and the Marvine Center. Our Board President and Sittler PGA Pro Rick Kline ran winter programming at his indoor simulator and hosted a Demo Day in March where twelve participants assisted in the process of equipment selection and interacted with hundreds of local golfers.

For the first time in program history, The First Tee of the Lehigh Valley is offering local scholarships. Learn more about this opportunity today click here.

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Nine Core Values

Why is golf different from other sports?

Players learn values like honesty and responsibility by calling penalties on themselves and reporting their own score. By participating in The First Tee, youth are introduced to Nine Core Values which are incorporated throughout the program.

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More than a game

85% of alumni say The First Tee helped them become a better student.

At The First Tee, kids and teens are learning to play golf along with life lessons and leadership skills. And it’s making a difference. Our programs are positively impacting youth, their families and their communities.


Getting started

Who can play?

The First Tee offers group lessons to youth up to age 18 regardless of background or previous experience. Our coaches are trained to make kids feel comfortable and assure they have a positive, non-intimidating experience. All we ask is young people come with an open mind and positive attitude.

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Golfers for Life

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Why Should Girls Play Sports Like Golf?

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10 FAQs About The First Tee

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The First Tee’s Reach

Our chapter is one of many in The First Tee network. The First Tee is reaching young people in all 50 states and select international locations on golf courses, in elementary schools and through other youth-serving organizations.

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