schools can register now for the 2019 Winter program

The First Tee of Tulsa would love to come to your PE class for a day to introduce your students to the game of golf and it’s inherent values.  Any school interested in this free of charge opportunity please contact Austin Quinten by phone 918-591-4168 or email aquinten@thefirstteetulsa.org to get more information or to set up a date. Our winter program is available during January and February of 2019.  Contact us ASAP because days and times and filling up quickly.

holiday dinner and First tee tournament

Due to inclement weather expected this Saturday we are postponing this event to DECEMBER 15th.

Our Holiday dinner will be held at 2:00 p.m. on December 15th. The First Tee will provide Ham and beverages and we ask that boy participants bring a side dish and girl participants bring a desert. Please RSVP by email to jgibson@thefirstteetulsa.org so we know how to plan.

To begin the celebration we will have a Holiday Tournament with a 3 Hole Division and 9 Hole Division.  The 9 HOLE division will count towards the playing requirement for those students needing to complete the PALMER level. Email Coach Tommy at triddle@thefirstteetulsa.org with your name, age and division you wish to play in by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday December 5th to register for the tournament.

 

free ACT PREP TEST CLASS

Professional educators are hired to come to our teaching center to prepare high school students to take the ACT!  Classes will be Saturday January 12th and 19th.  If you are interested please contact Janice Gibson at jgibson@thefirstteetulsa.org or Austin Quinten at aquinten@thefirstteetulsa.org or call 918-591-4168.

 

Giving Tuesday

Save the date

ALL FIRST TEE ALUMS!

We will be having an Alum get-together on November 20th!  For more information, please contact Janice Gibson at jgibson@thefirstteetulsa.org

Check out our video

Alumni success story-chris elledge

One of our favorite things at First Tee of Tulsa is to hear back from our alumni. We’re always so impressed with their stories of ambition, success, and making a difference. Recently, we received a note from one of our most enthusiastic past participants, Chris Elledge. Chris is currently in medical school but took the time to write us about what his experience at First Tee meant to him.

“I just wanted to express my gratitude and thanks. You may not know this, but golf, the First Tee, and everything you were able to do for me saved my life. I’m not sure where I would be without it. And for that I cannot thank you enough. I just hope, that in some way, I was able to help some of the individuals I worked with during my time at First Tee, just as you all helped me. I am currently living in Miami, Florida attending medical school at the University of Miami, working on my PH.D in Biomedical Science with a research specialty in Cancer Biology. I work in the cancer clinic with patients  to determine their disease and progression. My lab research consists of designing new therapeutics and treatments for those patients. In my opinion, there is no greater joy than to help others and I truly believe that this life lesson was instilled in me through my time at the First Tee.” Chris Elledge — First Tee of Tulsa Alum

 

We’re extremely proud of Chris and glad to have played a role in helping him become the thoughtful young man he is today.

stem 2 class offered

Stem 2 Class will be offered on Thursday and Friday October 18th and 19th from 1:00 – 4:00 for students 12 and older.  As always for this event space is limited so contact Austin ASAP to reserve your spot as soon as possible. Email aquinten@thefirstteetulsa.org

the 9th annual red bud cup

We recently had an amazing group of people host a fundraiser benefiting The First Tee of Tulsa.  The Red Bud Cup is an interclub golf event that featured some of the best players from Cedar Ridge Country Club, Oaks Country Club, Patriot Golf Club, Southern Hills Country Club, and Tulsa Country Club.  The Captains from the five teams selected The First Tee of Tulsa as the beneficiary for this year, and future years as well!  On behalf of all of the First Tee participants, parents, grandparents, and staff, we would like to thank all of the Red Bud participants and captains for their tremendous support!  We greatly appreciate it!

Reading and Math Clinic

The First Tee of Tulsa offered a FREE Reading and Math clinic held at The First Tee Learning Center in August for all students 10 years old and younger.  We hired professional educators to come in and teach classes preparing our PLAYers to go back to school.   The teachers used a variety of indoor activities and golf games to stimulate lots of learning. Our gratitude goes out to Mrs. Blackburn and Mrs. Davis for all their efforts to make this a fun experience for our students.  Their passion for teaching and educating children were evident in the excitement our students displayed while learning.

back-to-school tournament

We are conducting a 3-hole, 9-hole, and 18-hole tournament on Thursday, August 9th.  Tee times will begin at 10:00 am.  All of our tournaments are provided at NO COST.  Don’t miss this chance to play some competitive golf and HAVE FUN!

To register, please contact Coach Tommy at triddle@thefirstteetulsa.org

2018 jo bob hille memorial scholarship

              recipient announced

 

Congratulations to Taylor Johnson the 17th First Tee of Tulsa student to receive the Jo Bob Hille Memorial Scholarship for higher education.

Thank you to the Hille Foundation for your amazing support of The First Tee of Tulsa and our students!

 

 

the first tee of tulsa’s 2018 college graduates

Austin Crandall-Graduated from Sperry High School in 2011, graduated this spring from Pharmaceutical School at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in the spring of 2018.   Selected by the First Tee of Tulsa scholarship committee as the 2011 recipient of the Jo Bob Hille Scholarship for higher education.  Loved giving back serving as a mentor coach during First Tee classes and carried it forward  while attending  college helped organize a golf tournament benefiting St. Jude’s.

 

 

 

 

Jon Paul Ray- Long term First Tee student, graduated from Broken Arrow High School in 2015 , represented the First Tee of Tulsa playing in the First Tee Nature’s Valley at Pebble Beach partnering with PGA golf professional Bob Tway. Played collegiate golf at Central Christian College in Kansas and graduated in 3 years with a 3.75 GPA with a Business Management major! Seeking to go to law school has worked in the golf industry for the past 5 years during the summer time. Great memories about Jon Paul, he was always eager to give back to the community attending First Tee community service outings, is a hard worker and a natural leader.

 

 

 

 

 

the first tee of tulsa’s  2018 high school graduates

Alesia Gonzales graduated from Booker T. Washington with high honors in the spring of 2018. She played  the number one spot on the  BTW girls golf team for 4 years, played her junior year with much success shooting a 69 during an Oklahoma Junior Golf Tour tournament. She has worked hard to become a student/athlete signing

to play for Missouri University at St. Louis starting next fall.

 

 

 

Taylor Johnson has been a  member of the First Tee of Tulsa since 2009, participating, serving as a mentor as well. She graduated with a 3.8 high school GPA and is pursuing a degree in Pre-med and Spanish  attending OU in the fall of 2019. She thrived  on mentoring others and loved teaching life skills to younger participants in the First Tee of Tulsa!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE FIRST TEE DAY

The First Tee of Tulsa is very grateful to Southern Hills Country Club, Cedar Ridge Country Club, Tulsa Country Club and Indian Springs Country Club for hosting a First Tee Day during the Memorial Day weekend.  A big THANK YOU goes to the members who donated making this fantastic event a great success.

 

 

 

 

 

(Alums and The First Tee students greeting members on the first tee box of their respective clubs and wishing them a great day!)

Help support the First tee of tulsa

We have two different events that benefit The First Tee of Tulsa coming up soon!

The first event, is the Masters Classic held at the Flying Tee. Masters Classic Fundraiser Benefiting The First Tee Of Tulsa

The second event, is our 16th Annual Charitable Golf Tournament at Southern Hills Country ClubCharitable Tournament At Southern Hills

Southern Hills Charitable Event Sponsor Entry Form

Southern Hills Charitable Event Individual Entry Form

Don’t miss out on these amazing opportunities!!!!

THE FIRST TEE DAY 2:00

March 10th at 2:00 p.m. we will be introducing our NEW “The First Tee Leadership Club”.  The First Tee Leadership Club is for all PLAYers, ages  8 – 18, involved in programming for the spring session. This is an opportunity for kids to receive points and awards for attending classes as well as participating in opportunities offered by The First Tee of Tulsa. For example you will receive points for practicing and playing here at Mohawk outside of class.  You will also receive points for participating in educational opportunities, activities offered by The National Office, The First Tee of Tulsa Tournaments, The Traveling Team and community Service with the First Tee of Tulsa.  This is a great way to get more active with the program as well as a chance to develop leadership skills and get to know other PLAYers active in The First Tee of Tulsa.

For more information please join us for a brief meeting on Saturday, March 10th, at 2:00 p.m.

CLUB GIVE AWAY will be directly after the meeting.

CLUB GIVEAWAY DAY was a smashing success!  We were able to hand out 39 full sets of clubs, 49 golf bags, and an additional 32 clubs to our students.  A big thank you goes out to any and all who donated clubs to The First Tee of Tulsa.  Without their support, we would be unable to make such an event happen.

 

Good News Summit

The First TEe of Tulsa will be present at the good news summit on February 1st.

Please visit the Good News Summit website, and check out this fantastic article by The Tulsa World. 

We had a blast at the Good News Summit!  Saw some familiar faces, and connected with fellow organizations.

 

 act Test prep

For all of our college-bound students, we will be having an ACT Test Prep Course on January 20th and 27th at The First Tee of Tulsa Learning Center.  It is FREE.  To sign up for this tremendous opportunity, please contact Coach Austin at aquinten@thefirstteetulsa.org.

It was really fun to watch our students prepare for the big test.  Hopefully with the help of the professional educators we brought in, our students scores will soar!

2017  TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS 

OUR TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS IS FOR PLAYERS IN OUR PALMER, BIRDIE, EAGLE OR ACE CLASSES. to sign up for this exciting, fun, and competitive event taking place on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH, please contact Coach AUSTIN at AQUINTEN@thefirstteetulsa.org.  In the email, please provide full name, age, and last attended level.

 

Congratulations to Soulai Vang for winning the 2017 Tournament of Champions.  Well Done!

THE FIRST TEE OF TULSA IS HOLDING OUR 12TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY POT LUCK DINNER NOVEMBER 18TH AT 3:00 P.M.  

tHE fIRST tEE OF TULSA WILL PROVIDE THE MAIN DISH AND WE ARE ASKING FAMILIES OF FEMALE PARTICIPANTS TO BRING SIDE DISHES AND FAMILIES OF MALE PARTICIPANTS TO BRING DESERTS.  IF YOU ARE BLESSED ENOUGH TO HAVE BOYS AND GIRLS IT IS YOUR CHOICE. REMEMBER TO BRING ENOUGH TO SHARE. pLEASE LET US KNOW YOU ARE COMING BY EMAILING cOACH ZUNIGA @SZUNIGA@THEFIRSTTEETULSA.ORG with the number in your party.

 

We had a wonderful time eating wonderful food and having fun with our staff, participants, and parents.  We can’t wait for next year!

Oklahoma golf Association State Amateur Match play

Congratulations to our four (4) Alums who qualified for the Match Play portion of the Oklahoma State Amateur!

1.) Navid Majidi

2.) Alexander Hughes

3.) Tommy Riddle III

4.) Chandler Wasson

 

Community Service Event: irongate

On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 The First Tee of Tulsa is volunteering to serve at Iron Gate in downtown Tulsa.  This is a great way for us to “Give Back” to our community.  Any member of The First Tee of Tulsa 13 years and older are eligible to join us. We will meet at Mohawk Park Golf Course at 7:15 a.m. and return approximately at 11:45 a.m. .  Please, email jgibson@thefirstteetulsa.org to sign up.

It is always heartening to see our participants give back to the community.  We all walked away with a new perspective.  Keep a look-out for our next community service opportunity.

Nadia Majidi

We would like to congratulate The First Tee of Tulsa alumnus, Nadia Majidi on her terrific golf career at Tulsa University.

Baylee Price

Congratulations to The First Tee of Tulsa alumnus, Baylee Price, on being named WGCA All-Region and WGCA All-American Scholar this year while playing for Northeastern State University.

The First Tee of Tulsa Day 2017

The First Tee of Tulsa staff would like to thank everyone at the following golf courses for supporting their local chapter by allowing participants in our program to receive donations on the first tee of each course.

 

Southern Hills Country Club

Tulsa Country Club

Oaks Country Club

Indian Springs Country Club

Cedar Ridge Country Club

Broken Arrow Golf and Athletic Club

Club give Away day April 22, 2017

We are having a club give away on April 22nd, around 2:00 p.m. for those students enrolled in the spring session of The First Tee of Tulsa. Please line up at the CART DOOR on the east side of The First Tee of Tulsa building and we will hand clubs and bags to the PARENTS.  Each parent must give a signed “Release of Liability Form” in exchange for the clubs they receive.

We had a blast, and hope all of our participants who were lucky enough to receive a set of golf clubs enjoys them!

life skills academy

The Firgolfballtulsateest Tee of Tulsa is proud to hear that Taylor and Gabriel are selected to represent The First Tee of Tulsa at the Life Skills & Leadership Academy in 2016.

 

golfballtulsateePebble Beach

Congratulations to Navid Majidi and Chandler Wasson for being selected to represent The First Tee of Tulsa at the 2015 Nature Valley First Tee Open.

 

 

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