The First Tee

of Greater Philadelphia

Program update

Due to the current CoronaVirus (COVID-19) outbreak and in the best interest of public safety, the Walnut Lane and John F. Byrne Golf Clubs will be completely closed until further notice. In addition, all First Tee student programming is suspended until further notice. Because the situation is developing hour by hour, we will be closely monitoring in order to make the best decisions possible going forward.
First Tee of Greater Philadelphia appreciates your support and understanding as we proceed through this challenging time. We can not do the work that we do without your support, as we invest in Good Students, Good Citizens and eventually Good Employees.
William Hyndman V
Executive Director
The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia


The First Tee is a youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. Through after school and in-school programs, we help shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect, and perseverance through the game of golf. And it’s making a difference. The First Tee helps young men and women become better golfers but more importantly better people.


Ways To Give Programs

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 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 First Tee helped them become a better student.

At 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?

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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PGA JR. League

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First Tee’s Reach

Our chapter is one of many in theFirst Tee network. 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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