Welcome to The First Tee of Northwest Arkansas

What We Do

Impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values 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 Northwest Arkansas

Parent-Child Scrambles Every Sunday Afternoon

Looking for a some quality time with the kids? We are now offering a Parent-Child Scrambles golf event EVERY Sunday afternoon at the Tyson First Tee Learning Center. There is no set time, just come out Sunday afternoon and register to play. The cost is $4.00 for the two-person team, and prizes are awarded for first and second place. Winners are announced Monday mornings on Facebook. Come join us!
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Participant Selected to Attend National Event

CALLI HERIAUD, an EAGLE participant, has been selected to attend The First Tee Auntie Anne's Leaders and Entrepreneurs Forum at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. The event, which selected just 51 First Tee participants from throughout the country, will be held October 16 to 19, 2014.
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Registration for OCTOBER SESSION Now Open

Our September Class Registration is NOW CLOSED. Our October Session, our last session of the 2014 season, will begin registration on September 2. For the complete class schedule, please click on READ MORE!
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INDIVIDUAL Lessons for Participants to be Offered

NEW THIS YEAR!! We have been repeatedly asked, over the years, if Individual Lessons were offered. In 2014, the answer is finally YES. To learn more about the Individual Lesson Program, Read More.
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Certification Assessment Times Scheduled

With our renewed emphasis on Certification, in 2014, we have scheduled times for participants who wish to assess their golf and life skills, in hopes of achieving a higher First Tee level of certification. To learn all about it, Read More.
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Things change. After six years, our gracious partner - Lindsey Golf Management - has found it necessary to raise our fees for playing nine holes at their facilities in our Get Them Playing Program. Through all the economy's ups and downs, especially the downs, they have been able to maintain our $1 rate. They will still be offering our participants a fantastic rate to play nine holes and for that we remain extremely grateful. Read More for the new fee structure.
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Inclement Weather Policy Explained

April showers bring...cancelled classes. Please READ MORE to review our procedures for cancelling classes and how we attempt to get you the message when we need to cancel a class.
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2014 First Tee Learning Center Fee Schedule

Our 2014 Tyson First Tee Learning Center Fee Schedule is now in effect. The Learning Center features a full-length driving range, a short game center, a large putting green and the "G" Links three-hole golf course. The facility is ALWAYS open for golfers of ALL AGES to practice their golf games!!
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2014 Programming Announced

We are pleased to announce our 2014 programming and schedule. Dates for our seven sessions of Golf and Life Skills programming, our League Play program, Summer Golf Camps, "Let's Go Golfing" series and our POWERADE Summer Golf Tour are included in this announcement.
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LPGA Jr. Course Reporter Blog

Our Course Reporters had a lot to write about during the LPGA! Read about the behind-the-scenes activities they encountered, such as interviews, press conferences and Golf Channel tapings. They learned so much!!
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Looking for a way to support our efforts? The 2014 Associate Member Program provides four levels of support and discounts at our Tyson Foods First Tee Learning Center. All Associate Member funds will be used to fund our Angel Scholarship Program. In addition, those becoming Associate Members prior to February 28, 2014 will be eligible to purchase a "5 for $25" card for just $10.00.
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Thank you McKee Foods!!

Our summer golf campers will be excited about our newest donation...
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THANK YOU to Bikes, Blues & BBQ!

Thank you to our newest The First Tee Field Day sponsor- Bikes, Blues & BBQ!!
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THANK YOU to CCF Brands!!

A BIG THANK YOU to Doug Parker of CCF Brands!!
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THANK YOU, Bill Sakalares Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning

Thank you, Oxi Fresh Carpet, for donating a fresh carpet cleaning at The Learning Center!!
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Thank you, Bimbo Bakeries!!

THANK YOU to Carleton and his team at Bimbo Bakeries for their generous donation of baked goodies for our summer golf camps!
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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 fort 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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