Alumni Spotlight

Getting to know Jessica Hasselbeck, Alumni First Tee – Orange County

Jessica started with the First Tee of Orange County in 2014 when she was 10 years old. She fell in love with the game of golf through the FTOC program where she made life long friends and mentors. She started Junior Coaching in 2016 and continued to junior coach until graduating in 2022 from High School. In 2016 Jessica completed her Girl Scout Silver award for the benefit of FTOC. Through this project, she improved the safety at Islands Golf center (where First Tee was located at the time).

The Core Value Respect has always meant a lot to her because she feels that it encompasses all the other core values within itself. “Respect is broken up into three categories respect for yourself, respect for others, and respect of your surroundings. In order to truly respect yourself and others, it is important to demonstrate all 8 other core values. In interacting with others I feel that I have been able to use a lot of the life lessons that the First Tee has taught me in order to be a better person. I do not believe that I would be where I am today without the influence of the incredible mentors at the First Tee.”

Jessica is currently attending Auburn University majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

We’re very happy for Jessica and everything she has accomplished through and outside of First Tee – Orange County!