Our Staff

We are lucky to have the best staff around!

Without caring mentors, positive youth development just doesn’t happen. At The First Tee, we take coaching seriously. We believe that a meaningful, quality relationship between coach and participant is vital to our program.

Developed with input from leading experts in the field of positive youth development, our program focuses on empowering participants through decision-making and exploring options. This helps foster positive relationships between coaches and young people, inspiring the golfers of tomorrow to look to the future, set goals, and unlock their potential.

Coaches working through The First Tee Coach Program choose their own level of involvement. The program includes the following levels:

  • Assistant Coach
  • The First Tee Coach-in-Training (Level I, II, III)
  • The First Tee Coach
  • The First Tee Master Coach

We currently have 4 The First Tee Coach’s and 4 The First Tee Coach-in Training.  We believe the more our coaches and staff understand The First Tee Philosophy, the bigger impact we will have on the youth we serve.

Executive Staff

Michele D. South
Executive Director
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Ashley Nicks
Program Director
The First Tee Coach
PGA Professional
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Theresa Beck
National School Program
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Program Staff

Romeze Lawson
Highlands Head Coach
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The First Tee Coach
William Anderson
Missouri Bluffs
Coach-in-Training
Sam Davis
Eagle Springs G.C. Coach
The First Tee Coach
Joe Denap
Highlands Assistant Coach
Willie Mae Marable
Eagle Springs G.C. Coach
Assistant Coach
Don Hawkins
Stonewolf Golf Course Coach
The First Tee Coach
PGA Professional