Clubhouse Society

At First Tee, we use golf as a platform to build experiences that build character. Through our Life Skills Program on golf courses across our area, kids have the opportunity to learn in a supportive environment where they can feel excited to grow, safe to fail and better equipped for whatever comes their way next.

The Clubhouse Society is a way for individuals to mirror the commitment of many participants who spend their formative years learning from our coaches, volunteers and staff. Participants’ lives are transformed by the program, and mentors positively influence them along the way. Individuals contributing a minimum of $2,006 annually will be recognized as members of the Clubhouse Society. The $2,006 gift is in honor of the year our chapter was established and we encourage a five year commitment. Together, we are Building Game Changers.

Members of the Clubhouse Society will receive:

  • Recognition on the First Tee – Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky website
  • Impact Report Listing
  • Recognition in The Clubhouse at our Reeves facility
  • Annual communication about a First Tee participant and his/her experience
  • Executive Director Gift

Alumni Spotlight

After graduating from First Tee — GCNKY in 2015, Morgan Thomas enlisted in the Kentucky Air National Guard and went on to attend The University of Kentucky graduating with a BA in Political Science with a minor in Spanish. Currently, Morgan is pursuing a Masters Degree in Diplomacy with the ultimate goal of one day becoming a U.S. Diplomat.

We asked Morgan about the impact First Tee had on his life: “First Tee taught me how to be a leader. Golf was only part of the benefit of First Tee. Golf was the tool that was used to help me become a better person. In the Air Force, we call it the “Whole Airman Concept”, which essentially means making the conscious decision to continuously become a better person than you were the day before. First Tee followed a similar format by infusing life skills with golf skills.

“Every single core value that was taught to me at First Tee has allowed me to be as successful as I am today. There were (and most definitely still are) days where my golf game was garbage, and those moments were hard to acknowledge as a little kid. Each year that I stayed with it though, I grew to understand that life is the exact same way. You don’t always have good days, but each new day, or each new match, is an opportunity to try again. I learned that from First Tee, and that has stayed with me to this day.”

Thank you to our current Clubhouse Society Members!

  • Cindy Crilley
  • The Diehl Family in memory of “Coach Ron”
  • Gary and Dina Gruber
  • The Muething Family
  • The Mullinger Family
  • Tom & Torey Torre
  • Chris and Nancy Virgulak
  • Phil & Maria Wehrman
  • Dave & Lisa Witzgall
Please contact Patty Ragio, Chief Executive Officer, with questions or for additional information: 513.988.7226 Ext. 4; [email protected]

*First Tee  – Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky will accept pledge gifts; clubhouse society contributions are separate from other giving opportunities with First Tee – Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky (i.e. Golf Outing, PLAYer Experience, Sponsorship)