Founded in 2008 by Bo and Bob Van Pelt, The First Tee of Indiana-Richmond is currently impacting over 200 Richmond youth ages 7-18. The Bo Van Pelt/Cross Learning Center at Glen Miller Driving Range is home to our practice facility. In addition to a driving range and three hole par three course, we have our own building with access to a kitchen, computers, and learning space. Our eight-week classes cost $25 and start June 4th. On May 5, May 12, and May 19th from 10:00-2:00 we will be open for registration at Glen Miller Driving Range. Find out more information about what we are doing on our Facebook Page.


In 2016, we were featured on The Golf Channel’s Morning Drive as part of their #ThxPGAPro 100 year celebration. Check out the video below of our program and one of our participants, Jacey Cornett.

The First Tee of Indiana-Richmond offers scholarships to kids on a need basis. Our goal as a community is to ensure every kid has a place to learn, have fun, and cultivate friendships. If you want to apply for a scholarship, please fill out the application, and submit to Luci Ross at lross@indianagolf.org.


As a nonprofit, we rely on volunteers to help run our programs. We currently have 17 summer volunteers who help deliver our green-grass Certifying Program. Along with teaching golf skills, our volunteers act as mentors to our participants and work hard to demonstrate the Nine Core Values by continually setting a good example. As a volunteer, you will be looked upon as a model of The First Tee’s Nine Core Values: Honesty, Integrity, Perseverance, Judgment, Responsibility, Respect, Courtesy, Confidence, and Sportsmanship.  In addition, you will be identified as a trustworthy, caring adult.