The Shine’s On The First Tee of St. Petersburg

Posted On 12/09/2016 by St. Pete Chamber
The First Tee of St. Petersburg is the leading youth development in the area using golf as a vehicle to help teach life skills.  The organization has been providing youth mentoring since 2005, and ​strives to provide young people of all backgrounds with an opportunity to develop strong character, enhance life values and support education through golf.
Because there was a need to deliver mentoring programs and scholarships for youths age 6 -18 in St. Petersburg, the location was based on providing all youths access to golf that would teach core values and life skills.

​The First Tee of St. Petersburg currently serves 1,200+ youths, the grass roots program, through after-school, weekend programs, tournaments, community outreach, home school, summer half and full-day camps.  Of that, 36% are considered “at-risk” and on full or partial scholarship.

The First Tee of St. Petersburg has plans to build 3000 square foot Mentoring Center at Twin Brooks Golf Course located at 3800 – 22nd Avenue South. This safe home base will allow the organization to expand programming and solidify the future for the youths at The First Tee of St. Petersburg.