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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 - NOW OPEN

2016 Registrations are NOW OPEN!! To register online...CLICK HERE.  To download a paper application and mail in...CLICK HERE.  

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Live Green Event - July 26th

The First Tee of South Dakota will participate in an environmental education and course improvement program called "Live Green," developed by The First Tee in partnership with The Toro Company and Audubon International. On July 26th, 100 young people will have the opportunity to learn about sustainable golf practices while making environmental enhancements to Elmwood Golf Course.

In addition to funding the program, Toro will teach the young people participating about the science of caring for a golf course to both protect the environment and create healthy turf conditions. Audubon International will work closely with The First Tee of South Dakota to identify and recommend improvements at the course. They will also provide environmental education activities for the participants involved.

More information on how to sign up to participate and volunteer will be coming soon.
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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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