Aaron Holness

Life Skills Academy at Oregon State & Kansas State (Outstanding Male Leader)



Joey Manzinger, and his Father

The First Tee Open in Pebble Beach, CA



Greg Webb, Mercedes Epondulan, Nathan Fedzen, Mallorey Stack

Golf Channel Challenge , St Augustine, FL.



Mallory Stack

2013 The First Tee Outstanding Female Participant Award Winner, Nashville, Tenn.



Sasha Lobel and Nick Price

2013 The First Tee Open in Pebble Beach, CA


OTHER Notable Accomplishments
  1. TFTP partners with area courses to offer affiliate program sites at North and South Park, Diamond Run, Murrysville, Victory Hills, , and Pinecrest golf courses.
  2. TFTP partners with Allegheny County Housing Authority to operate a three-hole golf facility and First Tee programs at Pleasant Ridge, in McKees Rocks.
  3. TFTP initiated a five year project to bring the National School Program to every public elementary school in the city of Pittsburgh.
  4. TFTP offers numerous enrichment programs such as Leagues for youth, girls and travel, field trips, junior leadership programs and volunteer opportunities for kids
  5. TFTP is a network leader in having Pittsburgh youth selected for national opportunities.This includes:
  • Mallorey Stack – 2013/14 TFT Female National Outstanding Participant of the Year
  • Samantha Shumaker, Gillian Alexander, Sahsa Lobel, Eddie Zhang,– The First Tee Open at Pebble Beach
  • Colm Parrish, Jeremy Pike, Samantha Shumaker – Auntie Anne’s Leadership and Entrepreneurial Colm Parrish – 2015 National TFT Outstanding Participant of the Year finalist
  • Joseph Auth, Aaron Holness, Colm Parrish, Samantha Shumaker, Mary Epondulan– The First Tee Life Skills and Leadership Academy
  • Mercedes Epondulan, Mike Kinney – Toro Future Leaders Forum
  • Samantha Linder, Mike Kinney, Mallorey Stack, Nathan Fedzen – TFT Scholars
  • Sasha Lobel, Samantha Linder, Jordan Milo – PGA Course Reporters
  • Evan Myer – Pricewaterhouse Coopers Executive Forum
  • Sasha Lobel, Mallorey Stack, Max Kennedy, Samantha Linder – Deacon Palmer College Scholarship awardees
  • Samantha Shumaker, Eddie Zhang, Gillian Alexander, Mercedes Epondulan – Hank Haney IJG Academy
  • Participants of all ages are able to compete in travel leagues, PGA junior league, and in-house leagues

As the organization that leases and operates The Bob O’Connor Golf Course in Schenley Park, TFTP recently achieved prestigious certification as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Golf Course.  “The Bob” is also the home course to area golf teams, host of the City of Pittsburgh Amateur Golf Championship, the Special Olympics Golf Tournament, the Pittsburgh Golf Collectors Hickory Tournament, and multiple TFTP Participant Invitationals each year.