Did you know that donations generated through The 100 Friends of The First Tee account for 10% of our organization’s annual operating budget? The 100 Friends of the First Tee is a special group of donors, comprised of those who are committed to supporting the youth in our community through the mission of The First Tee. Members act as community ambassadors, identifying and engaging those that would benefit from our programs. Members assist our staff in identifying potential sponsors and readily contribute special skills, talents and resources of themselves, their company or associates, to promote and improve the interests of The First Tee.

Member benefits include four quarterly invitations to join us at our golf and networking events at top regional golf facilities. Memberships are good for 1 year from the time you join – so you will receive four quarterly invitations, regardless of the time of year you join our group.

2018 ~ 100 friends of the first tee events


Wednesday, January 16, 2019  7:30 AM 

We’d like to invite our 100 Friends to the postponed date for the cancelled fall outing at English Turn Golf and Country Club on Wednesday, January 16th. Registration will begin at 7:00 am, followed by 8:00 am tee time and lunch. We will play a Chapman Format round of golf with 2-person teams. If you’d like to bring a guest to play, please confirm your guest’s name and email address with me by close of business on Monday, January 12th. If you’re unable to attend and would like to have a guest attend in your place, please let us know.

The Chapman Format is a 2-person team competition that works as follows: Both golfers on the team hit drives; each plays the other’s ball for the second shots; the best of the second shots is selected, and from there, the two partners play alternate shot into the hole.

Thank you so much to English Turn for hosting The 100 Friends of The First Tee!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018  5:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

GOLFTEC (3213 17th St, Metairie, LA 70002) – Golftec is the world leader in golf improvement, known for Swing Evaluation using their patented TECSWING training technology that simultaneously provides video and motion measurement of your golf swing. And they custom fit golf clubs! 92% of golfers that were custom fit with Launch Monitor Technology saw immediate improvement, with 80% hitting the ball more accurately, consistently, and farther. Join us for this exclusive, members only opportunity for your club fitting and swing analysis! Snacks and drinks will be provided during the event. Thanks, GOLFTEC, for hosting our 100 Friends group again in 2018!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018  5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Loft18 (3128 Metairie Rd, Metairie, LA 70001) – “Improve your game. Enjoy your life.” On Wednesday, August 1st, 25 members of the 100 Friends of The First Tee join us at Loft18 for happy hour and fun contests on Loft18’s golf simulators. Loft18 is an indoor golf and entertainment center – a deluxe recreation and relaxation complex designed for year-round, all-weather, day-or-night play on their five custom-built, state-of-the-art Full Swing Golf simulator stalls that feature 95 championship courses. Our group was treated to delicious appetizers and drinks from the impressive gastro-pub menu. We’d like to thank Loft18 owners and 100 Friends members, Greg Whitman and Brett Gaudet, for hosting us. We look forward to coming back in 2019!




Past Events:

Spring: Metairie Country Club, Monday, April 9th, 2018

Winter: English Turn Country Club, Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Fall: Metairie Country Club, Monday, October 30th, 2017

Bonus: Loft18, Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Summer: Audubon Golf Club, Monday, June 12th, 2017 

Spring: Golftec, Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 

Winter: Lakewood Golf Club, Monday, January 30th, 2017

All members receive a custom-designed 100 Friends of The First Tee putter cover.

There is a minimum $500 annual financial contribution to join the 100 Friends of The First Tee. If you are interested in becoming a member of the 100 Friends of The First Tee, please contact Chip Patterson at chip@thefirstteenola.org or at (504) 304-3309

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