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, 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.” We can do that! Don’t miss this members only event! We’ll be sipping craft beer and cocktails, sampling gastro-pub fare, and competing on Loft18’s custom-built, state-of-the-art, full-swing golf simulators, featuring 95 championship courses that deliver precision play at its finest! Many thanks to 100 Friends members Greg Whitman and Brett Gaudet for hosting our event!

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 or at (504) 304-3309

100 Friends of The First Tee

  • American Express
  • $0.00