First Tee volunteers & participants register to work the event during the weekend of the expos Friday-Sunday in order to promote our brand and recruit new families to register.
Saturdays 9-11am March 14th – April 4th.
Prior to the start of our spring certifying classes, The First Tee participants enjoy 4-weeks of spring warm-up clinics at the PGA Tour Superstores in Downers Grove, Schaumburg and Vernon Hills. Not including the waiting list, 30 participants between the two stores registered this year. 2020 will be our fourth year. Participants enjoy weekly contests, quality golf instruction from TFTGC coaches and PGA staff in a fun learning environment.
This marks the second consecutive year The Glen Club has hosted the Korn Ferry Tour. Participants and adult volunteers from The First Tee have served as standard bearers. The First Tee participant volunteers really look forward to donating their time to this event. Some of them have never seen a golf course like this before or even professional golfers up close. Each group on the course is assigned a standard bearer whose job it is to walk alongside the group, keep track of their scores, and display them on the adjustable sign they carry. Everyone received a t-shirt, cap and lunch.
Our goal was to teach The First Tee Nine Golf Fundamentals and 9 Core Values to the caddies who have a desire to learn more about the swing and course management. The Murphy Scholars expressed the need to have a greater understanding of the game to assist them in their daily duties as caddies and to perhaps one day play the game. During these few weeks, DMS learned putting, chipping, pitching and full swing fundamentals from The First Tee coaching staff.
Pricewaterhouse Coopers has a new $320 million dollar commitment to youth education over the next five years which focuses on technology and financial literacy. This event hosted at the historic South Shore Cultural Center and golf course, began with a fun ice breaker, financial literacy team building exercise and 9-holes of golf. This event is open to 16 outstanding participants’ ages 8-15 years who exhibit leadership and golf skills as they continue to advance through The First Tee program.
OFCC Director of Golf Micah Foorhis and LPGA, Teaching Professional Kuniko Tischler will host a special two-hour event for 16 of our FTGC participants. Boys and girls ages 10-17 will enjoy a tour of the club, learn specifics about OFCC’s caddie program and receive golf tips to help improve their golf skills in preparation for the summer season. Families must register via Salesforce and provide a brief letter on what golf means to them.
This marks the 3rd year for Goldman Sachs Volunteer Day at Canal Shores. Last year, 21 Participants enjoyed a group service project on the golf course, 9-hole scramble with an employee volunteer, and lunch. Prizes were giving for contests played on the course.
The Corporate Challenge is one of the chapter’s signature fundraiser events. Corporate executives enjoy a friendly competitive round of golf, networking and dinner.