The First Tee of Idaho

Rating: 4.95 stars   43 reviews

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Location: 172 South Academy Avenue, Suite 160 Attn: Pete Stickney Eagle ID 83616 USA

Mission: To positively impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that promote character development, life-enhancing values, and healthy choices through the game of golf.
Results: Founded in 2005 as one of 200 chapters affiliated with a national organization, The First Tee, we have impacted the lives of over 2,650 participants in our Life Skills Experience curriculum; we have introduced our programs to over 14,800 students in our school outreach program; we have implemented The First Tee National School Program in seven schools making our curriculum available to over 2,000 students every year through their physical education programs; we have implemented The First Tee DRIVE program at three Boys & Girls Clubs and one YMCA location; and we have a program for young people in the juvenile justice system that offers instruction and a new set of golf clubs to 20 students who attend each session.
Target demographics: any child 6 - 18 years old
Direct beneficiaries per year: 6,440 kids
Geographic areas served: the State of Idaho
Programs: The First Tee Life Skills Experience; The First Tee National School program; The First Tee DRIVE Program; School Outreach; and The First Tee Second Chance Program for juveniles in the Canyon County Juvenile Justice System.
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Rating: 5 stars  

my Daughter injured her knee playing soccer two years ago after playing for six years it has been her only sport and life she is in High school has been struggling since having coaches take her seriously since they here knee injury . Her Friend was talking about golf and how much fun it was. My Daughter thought golf sounded great to try another sport but was going to be unable to try it because our limited income in today's struggles. but first tee gave her the opportunity through there great scholarship program now she is hooked and loves it. Thank you so much first tee of Idaho for giving her another sport and being such great role models and teachers. We all know important and how great sports are for our kids keeps them focused and healthy and out of trouble.

You are all Great !!!!!!!!!!!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Love this program! My daughter was the recipient of financial assistance and the gift was greatly appreciated. This program helped foster her love for golf!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have son with special needs and 1st Tee of Idaho has been wonerdul in working with him.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am enrolled in The First Tee of Idaho program and I am also a teen volunteer. I love playing the game of golf and enjoy working with the kids. I highly recommend parents signing their kids up for this program. It teaches not only the game of golf, but the Nine Core Values which are valuable life lessons. The kids also have fun while learning!!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I found First Tee through a friend of mine a few years ago. My son, who was 8 at the time, started showing an interest in golf. I'm a single mom and couldn't afford private golf lessons, but First Tee of Idaho allowed my son to take lessons at an affordable rate and further his knowledge of the game. He's 12 now and has greatly excelled in his abilities thanks to the wonderful instructors. I also like the "life lessons through golf" concept. He's become a more responsible child and better golfer since starting, even winning a longest drive contest and longest chip contest this year. My favorite part is seeing the pride my son has when he golfs well. He's not your typical boy and didn't enjoy the typical boy sports so had never had that feeling before. Golf is something he loves and we would have never been able to let him blossom in this sport without First Tee of Idaho. Thank you!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make more people aware that it's available.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

MY SON HAS PLAYED WITH 1ST TEE FEW DIFFERENT TIMES AND IT HAS BEEN THE BEST THING I EVER DID . THEY WORK WITH HIM AND HELP HIM TO GET ALONG WITH OTHER KIDS. MY SON IS 14 AND HAS ATISUM SO IT IS HARD FOR HIM TO FIT IN AND HE LOVE PLAYING WITH EVERYONE AT 1ST TEE.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I WOULDN'T CHANGE A THING

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

None

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

My son has gone to First Tee classes for 2 years. The instructors focus on respect for the child himself, others and the golf course. They also focus on quick play (which is VERY important for a fun game of golf for everyone involved) and having fun themselves! I truly enjoy the instructors and does my son. They are focused yet relaxed so the kids are not pressured and actually learn something from the lessons.
It's been a great experience all around. Thanks!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is the fist year my son (8 years old) has participated in the First Tee of Idaho Program, and he LOVES it! The instructor was so patient and amazing! If it wasn't for the wonderful opportunity to receive a scholarship, he would be unable to participate, so it was beyond fantastic when we found out that he could join the First Tee of Idaho family. He learned so much, not only about golf, but about responsibility, courtesy, sportsmanship and pride.
Thank you to the donors that made it possible foe him to learn a life long sport and gain the self confidence to play golf.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None, the program is amazing!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter took three rounds of golf through First Tee. We were so impressed with the program! The structure was amazing and her skill level improved so much. Beyond that, the coaches were professional and worked to establish good character traits with the kids. I would highly recommend First Tee to anyone who would like their child to have quality golf instruction.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter (9) just completed her second summer playing golf with The First Tee and she had a wonderful experience each time. She always looks forward to the practices and now loves to play on small course or just hit a bucket. My son (6) also just finished his first golf instruction with The First Tee and he also loves to play. Great organization, great coaches, recommend them to anyone with kids wanting to play golf in a safe, relaxed, positive environment.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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