Both Sides of the Ball

Inside The First Tee's explosive growth

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First Tee president Greg McLaughlin joins co-hosts Bo Van Pelt and Farrell Evans to discuss the success and challenges of the organization that has reached more than 15 million young people since its founding in 1997. Though only at the helm of The First Tee since 2018, McLaughlin closely has watched the organization grow into a behemoth in the game.

Van Pelt helped start a First Tee chapter in his hometown of Richmond, Indiana. And Evans has challenged through his journalism and community work The First Tee's impact on underserved youth. Their perspectives guide much of this lively conversation with McLaughlin, who as the tournament director at the 1992 Los Angeles Open gave a 16-year-old Tiger Woods his first exemption into a PGA Tour event.

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