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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

2016 Summer Registrations - Sioux Falls

2016 Registrations will be available the first week of March.  Check back soon for online sign ups and registration forms!

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2016 Great Plains Golf Expo

2016 Great Plains Golf Expo - February 27 and February 28

The South Dakota Golf Association is pleased to bring you the Midwest's most comprehensive golf show... the 2016 Great Life Great Plains Golf Expo, sponsored by Great Life Golf & Fitness and Sanford Health! The one-of-a-kind golf expo, held February 27th and 28th at the Sioux Falls Convention Center is unlike any other event in the region, with more to do, more to buy, more to learn and some exciting new equipment to try out directly from the nation's top manufacturers!

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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