The First Tee, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, was created by World Golf Foundation in 1997. This was one of the World Golf Foundation’s first initiatives after its establishment in 1994. At it’s inception, the First Tee’s primary goals were to establish affordable and accessible golf opportunities to the youth throughout the nation and, at the same time, to foster the positive values and life skills associated with the game.
As one of the many legacies of the World Golf Foundation, The First Tee of Southeastern New Mexico’s goal is to provide young people of all backgrounds, particularly those at risk or disadvantaged, the opportunity to develop through golf and character education. We present the opportunity through our after school and summer programming to help meet the needs of significant numbers of today’s vulnerable children and families, to introduce them to networks and support systems, and to produce beneficial changes for significant numbers of children and families in our neighborhoods and communities.