Welcome to The First Tee of Columbia

What We Do

Since 2004, The First Tee of Columbia has introduced the game of golf and its inherent values to thousands of young people. On golf courses and in elementary schools, we’ve helped shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by teaching them values like integrity, respect and perseverance 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 Columbia

LPGA*USGA Girls Golf

Register online today to join the Girls from the Big Break to kick off Girls Golf in the Midlands
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Online Registration Now Available

You can now register online for the Spring 2015 sessions - REGISTRATION CLOSED
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The First Tee of Columbia makes Front Page News

The "Dynamic Team" makes front page news!
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Welcome the new Executive Director

Welcome the new Executive Director
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The James Clyburn Golf Center

2091 Slighs Ave
Columbia, SC 29206
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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 for 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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