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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Program Director
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Carrie Swingle
Executive Assistant

Board of Directors

Jen List, Ernst & Young

Kyle Hessel, Wells Fargo

Mike Spratt, FORVIS

Brad Carlson, F&G

John Feimster, West Bank

Jon Goes, Broheims Indoor Golf

Patrick Hall, Raymond James

Mary LaBarre, Trailpoint Clinic

Ben Miller, Bankers Trust

Chad Molander, Wells Fargo

Sumit Patel, Dubuque Bank & Trust

Zach Pratt, Fredrikson

Mik Stavig, Sammons Financial

Jerit Tripp, Gilbert & Cook

Steve Vaught, Studio Iowa