The First Tee

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     The First Tee is a youth development organization that enables kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with a life skills curriculum, we create active learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids can carry on to everything they do. 

Experiences are our greatest teacher. First Tee believes in developing the ones that are just as fun as they are meaningful, where kids feel excited to grow, safe to fail, and better equipped for whatever comes their way next. Through our golf-based personal growth programs, we see kids build life and leadership skills that empower them in all areas of life, including school, friendships and eventually careers. My name is Nick Lacy, and I am the site coordinator for the First Tee Program here at the San Marcos Golf Course.  I have been a coach for First Tee for seven years at San Marcos, and have seen over 1200 kids grow through this program. I love our standard motto of: Respect yourself, Respect others and Respect your Surroundings 

-Nick Lacy
Director of Tournaments & Special Events and Level 2 Site Coordinator for First Tee of Phoenix



If you would like to become a coach or a volunteer for the First Tee of Phoenix or interested in membership (ages 7 through high school graduation), please  click here.


For more information about The First Tee, please visit First Tee (
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To view this month's calendar for The First Tee at San Marcos, please click here.