Mary Rinne Jackson

First Tee — Triangle


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First Tee — Triangle Breaks Ground on New Facility

First Tee — Triangle Center for Youth Development to serve over 1,000 additional kids annually.

Raleigh, NC (December 8, 2022): First Tee — Triangle broke ground Monday, December 5, 2022 on their Center for Youth Development. This milestone is a major move for First Tee — Triangle on its mission to provide a safe place where participants could study, learn about leadership, make new friends and develop the life skills that come from playing the game of golf. 

“This day is the culmination of years of hard work and we would not be here without the incredibly generous support of the Triangle community. Everyone at First Tee — Triangle is excited to see our Center for Youth Development open in 2023 and look forward to the impact it will have on future generations of kids,” says Robert “Bob” Hatley, First Tee — Triangle More Than a Game Capital Campaign Chair. 

Once completed, the Center for Youth Development will allow First Tee — Triangle to serve an additional 1,000 kids annually. It will include a 5,000 square foot learning center, outdoor pavilion, 30-bay driving range, 25,000 square foot Himalayas style putting green, and a Par 3 course all designed by world-renowned golf course architect Gil Hanse. This new facility will also enable us to grow our diversity and inclusion efforts through partnerships with Title I schools in Wake and Durham counties. Having a home will give us the opportunity to offer our kids healthy snacks, tutoring and mentoring, and a safe place to call their own. 

To learn more about the First Tee — Triangle Center for Youth Development, click here

About First Tee —Triangle

First Tee—Chapter Name is one of 150 First Tee chapters across the U.S. and select international locations. Its mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character and instill life-enhancing values through the game of golf. First Tee—Triangle reaches kids and teens through programs delivered at five local golf facilities and 12 schools. Learn more at