First Tee — Central Iowa

First Tee — Central Iowa is a youth development organization that teaches life skills and healthy habits through the game of golf.

Since our inception, in 2007, we have positively impacted the lives of over 12,000 youth annually in Central Iowa through our First Tee Program, First Tee School Program, First Tee Community Programs, Wendy Carlson Girls Golf Program and community outreach.

No child is ever turned away – scholarships are available to those unable to afford the cost of the certification program.

First Tee — Central Iowa holds programming at Warrior Run Golf Course, Woodland Hills Golf Course, Des Moines Driving Range, West Grand Golf, Coldwater Golf Links (Ames), Woodward Golf Club, Copper Creek Golf Course and Grinnell College Golf Course.

Become a Coach or Volunteer

We are looking for Coaches and Volunteers for this year’s Summer Program.

For additional information or questions, please contact our Program Director at [email protected]

Our Staff & Board of Directors

Executive Staff

Jamie Alt
Executive Director
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Mikayla Olson
Program Director
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Carrie Swingle
Executive Assistant

Board of Directors

Jim Kern, Board Chair
Regency Brokerage Inc.

Ron Keener, Secretary
RonPaula Tech Designs

Patrick Hall
Raymond James

Marla Lacey
Homesteaders Life Company

Zach Pratt
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Jerit Tripp
Gilbert & Cook, Inc.

Steve Znerold
Retired

Jon Goes, Vice Chair
Broheim’s Indoor Golf

Brad Carlson
F&G Annuities and Life

Craig Hansen
Holmes Murphy

Jen List
Ernst & Young

Mike Spratt
BKD CPAs & Advisors

Steve Vaught
Studio Iowa

Jay Johnson, Treasurer
Kemin Industries

Grace Feekes
Scheels

Kyle Hessel
Wells Fargo

Chad Molander
Wells Fargo

Sumit Patel
Dubuque Bank & Trust

Mik Stavig
Sammons Financial Group