The First Tee of Fort Worth “Ace” Level Award


There are two “musts” a potential golf champion must have if they are going to live up to championship potential. Determination and the will to work. – Ben Hogan, 1947

Inspired by the effectiveness of the First Tee’s Life Skills Experience program and the impact of the first Ben Hogan Learning Center, we created this award to recognize the hard work of all First Tee Fort Worth participants that reach “Ace” level status.  “Ace” is the highest level one can reach and is a rare accomplishment indeed, with far less than 1% of participants achieving it. To those determined few we present a crystal etching of one of the famed Ravielli illustrations of Mr. Hogan and a $2,500 scholarship to the school of each student’s choice. The generous support of Ben Hogan fans from all over the world helps us fund programs that inspire and reward grit and determination in the young people of today. Join us in this effort by making a one time donation or by becoming a Foundation Member!


2021 – Kelly Low, Alex Henderson, Truth Hippman, Trinity King, Bailey O’Donnell
2020 – Gavin Hogan, Matthew Adams, Zach Willard
2019 – Shaelyn Niblett, Malisone Chanthapanya