First Tee of Greater Seattle

Mission: To impact the lives of young people from all backgrounds by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

  • 501 (c)(3) nonprofit charity youth service organization serving all of king county through character development programs for children 5-18
  • Mentorship Program that pairs mentors with mentees for team building activities, spending 9 months together while forming lifetime relationships.
  • The First Tee drive is delivered by local youth leaders at partnering after-school locations such as local Boys & Girls Clubs, providing an activity-based approach to introduce golf and character education.
  • Serves at-risk youth through partnerships with local organizations as well as hosting special events that brings more than 500 youth to local courses.

Steve Benzin

Director of Instruction at Pine Ridge Golf Club, Springfield, OR.

  • Former Division 1 Golfer
  • Mini Tour Player
  • Director of Education for a manufacturer
  • Designer of clubs that have been played on all Tours
  • Golf Coach and decades long Golf Instructor

Colin McCarthy

“An insanely smooth and nippy putting green.”

  • PGA Golf Coaching
  • ABC’S Holey Moley Champion: host Stephen Curry Season 1
  • High School Golf Coach
  • 10,000+ hours of golf instruction
  • 450+ club fittings
  • More information at
  • IG: colinmccarthygolf

Andrew Jensen

“It’s awesome. I practice short putting 80% of the time so the 4 x 8 works great for me and my game. I can do all the work I need to on it to keep myself sure and tight when it comes to my putting. It’s quality and durable and so smooth. You don’t have any mediocre material that will influence the roll.”

  • Mackenzie Tour Player- PGA Tour Canada
  • Youtuber: Andrew Jensen
  • Public Speaker and Podcaster
  • IG: andrewjensen

Scratch Golf Greens

“We absolutely love the Hona Putting Greens because they’re super easy to set up, they’re made of premium materials and they provide a great way to practice all year long. Matt and the team really go the extra mile to make sure their customers are well taken care of.”