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.

Our Impact

Our Story

In 2005, Chapter founders Lamar Johnson, Larry Kellam and Tom Briner, mobilized an enthusiastic Board of Trustees, raised start-up money, and piloted a summer class session for 25 students. By year end, we had earned Chapter status in First Tee’s national network and announced our “grand opening” with the support of First Tee CEO Joe Louis Barrow Jr. and former LPGA Commissioner Charlie Mechem.

Today, more than 20,000 area children participate each year through our programs that not only teaches golf, but strengthens character and teaches life skills that stay with them into the rest of their lives. We do this through programs on golf courses, through our School Program delivered by PE teachers in schools, and through our Community Program with local organizations throughout our community. Our chapter serves children 5 to 18 years old residing in Hamilton, Clermont, Butler, Warren, Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties.

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