Welcome to The First Tee of Northern Michigan

What We Do:

The First Tee provides young people with character-building and life skills lessons using golf as the platform. Through The First Tee, young people discover how skills essential to success on a golf course can also help them flourish in life.

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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 Northern Michigan

News updates



-Program Director Job Description

-Assistant Coach Job Description

Dear Friends,


I am writing with news that is exciting for our Program Director Seth Jones and his family, but sad for us here at TFTNM.  Coach Seth will be leaving us this summer to attend the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma to get his MBA.  Clearly, this is an important life and career decision for his future.  None of us here were surprised that the admissions committee at OU recognized  the same wonderful qualities and abilities in Seth that we have seen here at The First Tee.


Seth will remain through the end of June to ensure that all 2016 summer programs get off to a strong start.  We have launched a search for a new Program Director and hope to have someone in place with plenty of time for a seamless transition.  If you know of anyone who may be interested in applying for the job, please feel free to send them our way.  A detailed job description is available on our website: /club/scripts/view/view_insert.asp?pg=PUBLIC&GRP=19611&IID=188825&NS=PUBLIC&APP=106


While we are on the subject of the website, the 2016 schedule of classes and camps is also now posted and online registration is available:  /club/scripts/section/section.asp?NS=GPI


Of course, Seth will be rooting for Oklahoma in the Final Four.  And we will be rooting for Seth in Oklahoma.





Melissa Hoglund

Executive Director

The First Tee of Northern Michigan


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A Program that Works

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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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