Mission: The first tee of meridian is a successful youth development having earned the eagle level designation, since its inception the first tee of meridian has introduced the game of golf to over 670 certifying participants, department of defense military affiliate program, national guardsmen and reservist program with one affiliate golf course ponta creek golf course. The first tee national school program is on schedule to be implemented in the lauderdale county school district with over 3,200 students k-4 in the near future. Total participants introduced to the game of golf by december 2013 by the first tee of meridian over 2635. The chapter is supported by a strong and active board. The board is currently engaging in a strategic planning process to position the chapter for continued growth and improvement concurrent with the phase iv objective of the first tee.
Programs: Total target outreach participants 3,077, total percentage of female outreach participants 45%, total program participants 534, total number of certifying participants 550, retention rate of certifying participants 55%, percentage of teens in certifying program 40%.