First Tee – Monterey County is one Chapter of a national/international non-profit youth initiative called First Tee. First Tee was created in 1997 by the World Golf Foundation to provide young people of all ethnic and economic backgrounds an opportunity to develop life-enhancing values such as honesty, integrity, and sportsmanship through golf and character education. By engaging young people in a combination of life skills, leadership, and golf activities, they are also exposed to positive traits that will help them succeed in life. In the process, participants become valuable assets to their community. First Tee Life Skills & Golf Experience is the unique component that sets First Tee apart from many other successful junior golf programs.