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About Us

The First Tee of Fort Worth is a youth development organization that uses golf as its vehicle to teach Life Skills and The First Tee’s Nine Core Values to children in the greater Fort Worth community. The First Tee of Fort Worth is one of over 200 chapters of The First Tee, an organization that is recognized as one of the premier youth character-education programs in the country. The First Tee of Fort Worth is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors. We rely on local support from numerous corporations, foundations and individuals.

Founded in 2004, The First Tee of Fort Worth has seen exponential growth over the past five years. Young people come from throughout Tarrant County and beyond for programming at Rockwood Golf Course and other affiliate sites.

The First Tee of Fort Worth has taken steps to make our programs more enjoyable and safer for the children who participate in them.  We do our best to ensure that our staff members are the kind of role models for children and who represent the values of The First Tee. 



 Phone:  817-420-9370                       Fax:  817-420-9372

 Email:  Website:

 Physical Address: 1900 Rockwood Park Drive North, Fort Worth, TX 76114

 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4767, Fort Worth, TX 76164



Staff Contacts

 Kevin Long Executive Director (817) 420-9370
 Melinda Edwards Director of Volunteer Operations
Lead Coach - Program Team
 (817) 420-9370
 J.R. Holland Director of Development(817) 420-9370
 Martha Campos Administrative Assistant (817) 420-9370
 Carlos Guzman  Community Outreach(817) 420-9370
 Jennifer Hollis Program Assistant(817) 420-9370
 Samantha Pogue Program Assistant(817) 420-9370 
 Charleton DechertLead Coach - Program Team(817) 420-9370
Glenn HendrichLead Coach - Program Team(817) 420-9370 
 Phil RenteriaLead Coach - Program Team(817) 420-9370
Sean StrotherLead Coach - Program Team(817) 420-9370 
 Heather Bowie Young Lead Coach - Program Team (817) 420-9370 

Home Office Highlights

Our History

The First Tee has grown into a vibrant youth development organization reaching young people on golf courses, in elementary schools and other programming locations.
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Our Impact

How does The First Tee programs help young people?
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A Parent's Guide to The First Tee

What parents need to know about The First Tee and its programs.
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