Did you know that donations generated through The 100 Friends of The First Tee account for nearly 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.

2019 ~ 100 friends of the first tee events

Thursday, December 19, 2019  Time: 7:00PM – 9:00pm

As part of The First Tee National Golf Tournament, 100 Friends members are invited to attend our Welcome Reception Dinner with over 90 youth and teen participants from across the country that will be competing in the golf tournament. Dinner will begin at 7:00pm, followed by a presentation featuring a special guest and First Tee alumni. Guests may purchase tickets to attend for $25.00. More details to come.


Monday, October 28, 2019  Time: 11:00am Lunch, 12:00 Noon Tee Time

Metairie Country Club is a private, member-owned, full-service, facility, where membership is by invitation only. BUT, there’s an exception! Members of The 100 Friends of The First Tee have the opportunity to play the stunning Seth Raynor-designed golf course as one of their exclusive Member events each year! Not only it is an opportunity to play a great course, but an opportunity to bring a guest and play when Louisiana’s weather is at it’s finest. Members will also enjoy catered lunch by Acme Oyster House followed by 18 holes of golf.


Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Golftec is a state of the art golf training facility and is located at 3213 17th St., in Metairie, across from Lakeside Shopping Center. We’ll have appetizers and drinks for everyone, while the instructors at Golftec work with individuals for club fitting and/or swing analysis.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

On GiveNOLA Day, we invite all 100 Friends members to join us for a celebration at Loft18. Our 100 Friends members are invited to attend a V.I.P. Patron party from 4:30pm to 5:30pm that will include complimentary food & drinks and golf simulator competitions, before the event opens to the public from 5:30 until close. Loft18 has 5 custom-built, state-of-the-art Full Swing Golf simulator stalls that feature 95 championship courses and delivers precision play for golfers of all experience levels. Loft18’s full-service bar and restaurant offers gastro-pub fare, craft beer and cocktails, and that only-in-New Orleans’ style of easy-going, effortless service and hospitality.

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.


Past Events:

Winter Event: The First Tee National Tournament Dinner with participants at N.O. Convention Center, Friday, December 14, 2018

Fall Event: PPD due to rain – moved to January

Summer Bonus Event: Loft 18 Happy Hour, Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Summer Event: Golftec Club Fitting and Swing Analysis, Wednesday, June 3, 2018

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

Fall Bonus Event: 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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