Meet Our Partners


The First Tee is reliant upon charitable contributions to carry out our mission and is grateful to receive widespread support from those in the golf industry and beyond. A fundamental strength of the First Tee is the direct support it receives from some of the game’s most respected and influential organizations. Their leadership has inspired others to embrace the mission of the First Tee.

The First Tee-Phoenix values its extraordinary partnerships with local civic and charitable organizations, public and private entities and individuals. These relationships highlight the common focus of the Chapter and its partners to positively impact the lives and futures of young people in our community.

Thanks to the generous support of our partners, the First Tee has been able to develop affordable and accessible golf-learning facilities, and more importantly, the full potential of our youth.

TBCharity-2_opt The Thunderbirds

The Thunderbirds, hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, were founded in 1937 when the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce expanded its role as a convention and tourism bureau. From caring for the underprivileged to helping those striving to make the United States Olympic teams, The Thunderbirds are doing all they can to make a difference for the residents of the Valley. Along the way they have raised more than $86 million for Arizona charities. Each member has demonstrated a sincere interest in sports and a dedication to community affairs, and have provided so much for so many, including the First Tee of Phoenix.