Marathon Golf

About Us


Mission

To impact the lives of young people, including those with disabilities, and Veterans by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

Nine Core Values
The First Tee has established Nine Core Values that represent some of the many inherently positive values connected with the game of golf. 

Honesty, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Respect, Confidence, Responsibility, Perseverance, Courtesy, Judgement

The First Tee Nine Healthy Habits
Playing the game of golf can improve your quality of life as there are many physical, emotional and social benefits. The First Tee Nine Healthy Habits were created through a collaboration among The First Tee, ANNIKA Foundation and Florida Hospital for Children to promote healthy, active lifestyles for youth.

Physical:

Energy
        It is important to understand and make healthy choices about when to eat, how much to eat, and the types of food and drinks to provide the body with the most useful energy.

Play
        A variety of energizing play can help the body stay strong, lean and fit, and be fun in the process. Sleep and other forms of “re-charging” allow one to engage in play on a daily basis.

Safety
        Physical safety includes playing in a safe environment and by the rules, protecting the body with proper equipment, warm-up and cool-down and wearing sun protection.

Emotional:

Vision
        In order to make the most of one’s unique gifts—talents, characteristics and abilities an individual needs to learn from the past, value the present, create their vision and future to ultimately “leave a footprint.”

Mind
        The mind is a powerful tool for health. One’s mind influences his/her emotions and behaviors and can be utilized for self-improvement, building confidence and maintaining perspective.

Family
        When family members participate in activities together – share meals, communicate and establish roles and responsibilities – they are more likely to be successful in achieving their health-related goals.

Social:
       
Friends
        Maintaining healthy relationships includes surrounding one’s self with friends and supportive people, while effectively handling challenging situations, including bullying and navigating the digital age with social media.

School
        Success in school – learning, building relationships and contributing to the school environment – leads to success in other areas of life.

Community
        Like the health of one’s body, it is important to also explore the health of one’s community and discover how one can give back and care for its environment and safety.