Dear Friend,

Will you help me support the game we love and to ensure its Future?

I am Greg Wise, Executive Director of The First Tee of Greater Ocala. Since 2011, our chapter has been Growing the Game of Golf in Marion County.  Over the past year… we have had 225 young people in The First Tee program. 110 of those young people
experienced golf for the very first time. We have reach over 12,000 students in elementary schools in Marion County with our National School Program.

Not surprisingly… 38% of these children were on Financial Aid from our Organization, or what we term Scholarship to be in the program. During my own personal 54 years of playing golf… there is no-way, that I would turn away a child that has the desire to learn about the game of golf.

ALL of our programming works to introduce these young people to the game of golf and through learning this great game we instill in them The First Tee Nine Core Values: Honesty, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Respect, Confidence, Responsibility, Perseverance, Courtesy and Judgement. 

We continue to grow but we need more resources – financial and personnel.  We need your support to continue our momentum here in Marion County and to become a Partner of an organization that focuses on the positive development of our youth. Any donation that you make would be greatly appreciated.

As we grow in the future, there will be opportunities to get involved as a volunteer, join us at events, and participate in golf tournaments or even stop by for visits to our programming sessions. Take the daily challenge that the kids are doing that day and experience how The First Tee can make a difference.

Would you please consider a tax-deductible donation to The First Tee of Greater Ocala?

Click here to make a Donation on Line
– through PayPal or any Credit Card you choose.

Sending a check:
The First Tee of Greater Ocala
3130 E Silver Springs Blvd,
Ocala, Florida 34470

Call us at 352-362-2258 to Donate via your Credit Card

With your help we can continue to serve our area youth while ensuring the future of the game you and I hold so dear.


Greg Wise
Executive Director
The First Tee of Greater Ocala

P.S.  Our next function will be January 5th with a Great Golfers Garage Sale. Items and clubs that have been donated to The First Tee will be sold at this Yard Sale to generate funds for new equipment and supplies for the kids in programming. If you have equipment to donate, call us at 352-352-2258, or stop by at the Golfers Garage Sale on the 5th of January. Rain or Shine.
We are also finalizing plans to host an “All in for Kids” – Poker Fund Raising Tournament with the Winner of the event receiving a seat in the Largest Poker event in the world. THE WORLD SERIES OF POKER, in Las Vegas.

September 2019 will be our 9th Annual Golf Fund Raiser at Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club.

TAX ID:   45-1591032 – You will receive a formal donation letter for your records and future filings.


The button below will take you PayPal to make a Charitable/Tax Deductible donation. There are preset donation amounts or it can be totally up to you. If you have a PayPal Account you can sign on their, or you can just use a personal credit card to make your donation.

You will receive a formal letter from The First Tee of Greater Ocala, with the amount given along with our ID Number and 501 (c)3 Designation.


Some additional suggestions for donations:

Make a donation of any amount in memory of a loved one. Making this choice, we will contact you for creating a certificate of those loved ones that you are honoring with this donation.

Please check with your Tax Adviser for information on this Donation.

Marion County Junior Golf, Inc. (dba, The First Tee of Greater Ocala) is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Review Code: EIN 45-1591032. Please keep this for your records and consult your individual tax adviser to determine how much of your contribution is deductible.

What’s coming up for
The First Tee of Greater Ocala
in 2019?

Special Fund Raiser – Where the Winner of the Poker Event
will receive a seat in the World’s Largest Poker Tournament in Las Vegas
The Putting Invitational
at Ocala Golf Course

Drive, Chip and Putt – Adult Version

The “Win a Golf Cart” Raffle

Grits ‘n Greens – Golf and Country Music

The 9th Annual Golf Fundraiser
Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Center
September, 2019


The “Win a Golf Cart” Raffle

Grits ‘n Greens – Golf and Country Music

The 9th Annual Golf Fundraiser
Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Center
September, 2019


Time to have your business involved!