Welcome to The First Tee of Tampa Bay


To impact the lives of young people in the Greater Tampa area by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. 









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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 Tampa Bay

Confident and College-Bound

Life has changed tremendously for Jahbril Simpson since joining The First Tee of Tampa Bay, a program branch of the Tampa YMCA. As a young teenager, Jahbril would walk about three miles to and from Rogers Park up to five days a week just so he could participate in The First Tee program.

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National Awards

The First Tee of Tampa Bay recently had 5 of its participants selected for national opportunities. Selections were made by a national panel of judges based on essays the students wrote, involvement with the local chapter of The First Tee, coach recommendations, and community involvement. Click below to read more about the recipients and their national awards.
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A Program that Works

Research Validates

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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