Player, Coach, Parent by Coach Rio Hawkins

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I am an alumni of First Tee of Pittsburgh. I am also currently a full-time coach with the role of Regional Manager for First Tee of Pittsburgh. I happen to also be the first girl from the Pittsburgh Chapter. I was fortunate to be accepted and attend the very first Life and Leadership Academy at &hel...

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An Email from a Parent

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Hi!  My name is Jen Dziki, my son is Will Dziki and he plays for team Sportsmanship.  I just have to share a quick story about our match yesterday.  My son is 8 and was paired with a 13 year old.  Although I thought it was going to be trouble, it was honestly the best …...

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Women’s Golf Day is June 4th by Coach Eric Kulinna, PGA

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The Bob O’Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park would like to invite all interested females to participate in our first Women’s Golf Day celebration from 5:00-9:00 PM on Tuesday, June 4th!  This is a world wide event, and we will have two components to our planned activities.  The t...

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HANDSHAKES AND GROCERY STORES by Coach Jeff Lebedda

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Think back and try to remember if one of your parents, or any adult in your life, ever sat you down and explained to you how to meet a new person.   I know that no one in my life did.  What I do remember is awkward introductions to my parents’ friends at the grocery store …...

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#17 at TPC Sawgrass by Coach David DeMay

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Some courses evoke an immediate reaction at the mere mention of their name; Augusta – St. Andrews – Pebble Beach. Sometimes it is a stretch of holes that causes the reaction; Amen Corner – The Bear Trap. And sometimes it is a single hole – #17 at TPC. The 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass is, &helli...

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The Importance of Volunteer Work by Coach Eric Amato

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In 2012, 64.5 million Americans – 26.5 percent of the population – contributed 7.9 billion volunteer hours, worth an estimated $175 billion in service. I started volunteering when I was in high school, calling out bingo at a retirement home.  I have always had a voice to communicate to a large ...

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TFTP Staff and Coaches to blog

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Coming Soon:  The staff and coaches of The First Tee of Pittsburgh will blogging right here.  We expect to post blog entries on a regular basis from anyone that works or volunteers here.  Please check back regularly for interesting content brought to you by your favorite staff and coaches. Submit...

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4 WAYS TO HELP HIGH-SCHOOLERS FIND PURPOSE

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Did you know that most common feelings among high schoolers are fatigue and boredom? Research shows that rate at which teens feel “bored” at school is increasing between the ages 13 to 17. This was due to the lack of purpose. According to leading researcher Kendall Bronk on youth development, th...

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4 LIFE SKILLS CHILDREN LEARN THROUGH GOLF

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An extensive amount of research is conducted of Positive development on youth today. A positive development through Golf will help a child to lead a healthy, satisfying and productive life which will further lead them to be more successful in the society. We teach them main things which are linked t...

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