We build experiences that build character.  We exist to enable kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with life skills curriculum, we create learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids carry to everything they do.
With the belief that all kids deserve the chance to grow in a supportive environment with mentors guiding them, we are dedicated to building programs that are accessible, welcoming, and as impactful as they are fun.
Judy McDermott ~ Biography
Originally from Whittier, California Judy McDermott has played golf since the age of 8. Judy has been blessed to spend her entire career in sports.  After receiving a B.A. from UCLA as a member of the women’s golf team, McDermott spent her early career in sports and event management in Los Angeles. Prior to moving to Tucson, she managed LPGA golf tournaments in California.
In 1992 McDermott moved to Tucson after being recruited to join the Tucson Conquistadores in management of the Tucson Open, PGA TOUR event. McDermott has been a part of PGA TOUR golf and the Tucson Conquistadores for close to 30 years.
On October 26th, McDermott transitioned to full time executive director of First Tee Tucson to pursue her lifelong passion of making an impact with our community's youth.
McDermott was inducted into the Pima County Sports Hall of Fame in 2015 and received the Women of Influence Non-Profit Champion Award in 2017.
She currently serves as Vice Chair of Beacon Group Board of Directors, a member and past president of Women at the Top, member of the City of Tucson Greens Committee and member of the Pima County Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee.