The First Tee

of Tennessee


In regards to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and based on the recent “Safer at Home” order issued by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, the Tennessee Golf Foundation has made the decision to extend its suspension of all TGF programming through May 17, 2020.

This includes all Sneds Tour tournaments, The First Tee of Tennessee activities across the state, Tennessee Middle School Golf Association (TMSGA) competitions, and programming at TGF facilities (The Little Course, VinnyLinks, Concord Park and Beverly Park). The Little Course (615-790-0222), Concord Park (865-966-9103) and Beverly Park (865-689-6445) remain open with restrictions. Please call ahead before visiting. VinnyLinks is currently closed.

Golf House Tennessee is closed for indoor visitation by the public. The Tennessee Golf Foundation, Tennessee Golf Association and Tennessee Section PGA employees are all working remotely from home and can be reached via email should you need them. The Tennessee Golf Foundation is disappointed that we have to make this decision; however, the overall health and safety of our participants, junior golfers, families and staff are our main priorities. We will resume operations as soon as it is appropriate. We appreciate your patience and understanding, and we look forward to seeing you back on the course soon!


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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Why Should Girls Play Sports Like Golf?

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10 FAQs About The First Tee

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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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