This young and growing chapter of the First Tee is in the local community of Secession Golf Club. In their second year, they grew their satellite locations from two to seven courses in the area and finished construction of a 13-acre junior golf facility, as well as many more notable achievements. The support of The Devlin Foundation has an immediate impact on the lives of junior golfers in the Lowcountry South Carolina area.


Life Skills Experience Classes are unique golf camps that focus on The First Tee’s Nine Core Values and Healthy Habits and are taught by highly trained Lead Coaches. They are currently offered each season at five locations in Beaufort and Jasper Counties. The National School Program (NSP) is an introductory program that teaches their programs and curriculum in gym classes at schools.  The chapter trains, supplies and supports the Physical Education Teachers as they introduce golf and its inherent values to kids as a subject during the school year. Participating schools in the NSP in Beaufort County reach more than 7,900 Students. Additionally, they reach over 2,100 students in Jasper County. The Devlin Foundation donations have made it possible for over 20,000 kids to attend since 2016.

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Since The Devlin 2019, we have been fortunate to have young men join us for a tour of Secession. Afterward, they join player teams to shadow caddies and learn the game from their perspective.

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U.S. Kids Golf, LLC was started in 1996 to solve the problem its founder, Dan Van Horn, experienced when getting his sons, ages 5 and 8, into golf.

In 2001, recognizing the need for both junior coaching programs and competitions, we formed a separate non-profit corporation, the U.S. Kids Golf Foundation. Today, the Foundation continues its operations as a recognized 501 (c)(3) public charity.

Our programs support our mission – help kids have fun learning the lifelong game of golf and encourage family interaction that builds lasting memories.

Parent/Child Events

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Positive Coaching Alliance

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Not only do these events provide an opportunity for your child to grow their passion for the game, but also they provide more quality time spent with your young player out on the course!

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The LeVeen-Roach Scholarship Fund was founded in memory of two members of Secession Golf Club; Jeffery Earle LeVeen and Stephen Louis Roach, who lost their lives in the World Trade Center during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The scholarship was created to remember their love for golf and commitment to Secession by funding the higher education ambitions of students who display academic potential, share a connection to the game of golf and to the Beaufort, SC, area, and demonstrate financial need.

The Devlin Foundation is very proud of the contributions we have made and look forward to the future. Several employees of Secession from Management to Caddies and their children have benefited from the scholarship fund to enhance and further their educations. Area residents can also apply annually to receive funding to attend college.

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The First Tee of Piney Woods is located in Longview, TX, at Alpine Golf Center, a 9-hole Par 3 facility. They have several affiliates in the area where youngsters can not only learn to play golf but learn invaluable life skills.  When Director of Instruction, Roy Pace, a golfer and longtime friend of Bruce, reached out in need of funding for a new air conditioning unit for their main office, The Devlin Foundation reacted.


We were able to provide funding for the air conditioning unit and one of our board members, secured a Launch Monitor/ Flight Scope for the group. This will unlock game potential, from how you make the clubhead get to the ball to what happens to the ball as it makes its way downrange. They have also been able to expand The National School Program (NSP) to local schools.

In October 2019, Bruce played on a team in the Texas Golf Legends Pro-Am, where he along with Roy Pace, Executive Director of the program and others played the golf at Pinecrest Country Club and offered a free clinic to the public during the day. A dinner, reception and interview panel concluded the annual fundraiser for The First Tee of Piney Woods.

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Maximum Chances helps children with autism spectrum disorders gain access to educational services, therapies and cutting edge bio-medical treatments. Our hope is to improve the quality of life for both the children and their families.

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Founder, Nicole Chalmers, and her husband Greg, have been affected by autism in a big way. Nineteen years ago, this newly married couple found themselves learning all about life in America after moving from their Australian home, and a few years later they were a fish out of water once again as they began their search on how to raise a child with Autism in their growing family.  After realizing how expensive all of the treatments were for their son, they knew many families wouldn’t be able to afford them.  They wanted to do their part to help and had a vision for a charity that will:

Raise funds for families in need of financial aid

Use the funds to connect the children with therapies they so need

Be a voice for the non-verbal children

Educate parents on Autism Spectrum Disorder available therapies

Ways YOU can help make a difference

Donate. We can continue to support the mission through donations from supporters like you. We have 4 levels available as well as Partner opportunities:

Partner - $10,000.00+

Hole in One - $1,000.00 +

Eagle - $500.00 +

Birdie - $250.00 +

Friend - up to $100.00

If you are interested in donating, click on the “donate” button above. If you have questions or would like to become a partner, please contact us at We can also customize sponsorship packages.