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Welcome to The First Tee of South Dakota

What We Do:

The mission statement of The First Tee of South Dakota is to improve the lives of young people by providing educational programs and learning environments 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 South Dakota

Fall Afterschool Middle School Boys Program

We again are having our Fall afterschool boys program. This is for Boys in the 6th to 8th grades. Practices will be held at Kuehn Park from 4:15 - 5:30 pm on Monday's, Wednesday's, and Friday's. Please CLICK HERE for Registrations and Schedule.

Holiday Week Schedule for The First Tee

As the 4th of July is approaching here is our schedule for Sioux Falls and Dell Rapids locations.

  • June 30-July 3 Regular Scheduled Classes at Both Locations
  • July 7-11 NO CLASS AT EITHER LOCATION - OFF week due to Holiday on the Friday, as well as special event for our staff to work at July 9-13
  • July 14-18 Back to Regular Scheduled Classes at Both Locations for the remainder of the summer.

Meghan McCormick - Outstanding Participant Award Finalist

Meghan McCormick has just been selected from a pool of national candidates to attend The First Tee Outstanding Participant Summit, March 1-2 in Nashville, Tenn. Not only is Meghan selected out of 32 participants to attent the summit she is one of the 8 finalists for the Outstanding Participant Award!!
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2012 Highlight Video

The First Tee of South Dakota had many events and activities throughout 2012. Take a moment to look back at our highlights from the year.
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Visit the South Dakota Golf Association site for your South Dakota Championships! Also check out the SDGA Junior Tour Section for tournaments in your area.
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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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