About Us

We enable kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with life skills curriculum, we create learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids carry to everything they do.

Mission Statement

To impact the lives of young people in Shawnee & Jackson counties by providing learning opportunities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.

What is First Tee – Greater Topeka?

First Tee – Greater Topeka is a youth development organization teaching young people positive values such as honesty, integrity, confidence and respect while using the game of golf as a tool.  First Tee lessons are taught at area learning centers, various golf courses and through in-school programs.


At The First Tee, kids and teens are learning to play golf along with life lessons and leadership skills. And it’s making a difference. Our programs are having a positive impact on participants, their families and their communities.