Want to make a difference in the lives of young people? There are many ways you can support the mission of The First Tee and help us introduce the game of golf and its inherent values like honesty, respect, and confidence, to kids and teens.


After seven years and 300 holes in one-day, Bob Decker and Jeff Dill are recruiting help to celebrate The First Tee of Corning’s 20th year by raising $20,000 with the first Glenn Schneider Memorial Golf Marathon Tournament.  This year’s event will be an individual best ball format with the goal of playing 200 rounds of golf (3,600 holes). One donation gets you one round, multiple donations offer you the chance to improve your score.  Pick your own tee time and play your own ball!

18 hole rounds are $100 for Corning Country Club members ($145 for non-members).  Corporate sponsorships available for $550 (includes 4 rounds and signage on the course).

Donations can be made using the button below, directly to the CCC Golf Shop or mailed to The First Tee of Corning, 1 W. Market Street, Suite 604, Corning, NY 14830.  All donations are tax-deductible.  For more information, please contact us at info@thefirstteecorning.org.



The Mike Heib Memorial Fund was established in 2016 by Mike’s wife, daughter, and two close friends.  This group remains dedicated to keeping the memory of Mike Heib alive.  Funds provided allow The First Tee of Corning to annually sponsor the following initiatives:

  • The Mike Heib Memorial Junior Golf Invitational, a 35-year tradition held each May, brings 90+ top male and female high school golfers from across the state to Corning.
  • The PGA Junior League Golf Team and all Summer Programs held at Corning Country Club.
  • The First Tee of Corning’s Winter Golf Academy. Programs offered this past winter served over 220 youth from as young as 4 years old all the way up to competitive high school golfers from across the Twin Tiers.

Please consider a donation to the Mike Heib Memorial Fund and know that you are helping to build on these successes that continue to develop the next generation of junior golfers and community leaders.



Individual donations can be made to The First Tee of Corning using the button below or directly by contacting Jon Wilbur, Director, via email at info@thefirstteecorning.org or calling 607-962-4441. Checks (payable to The First Tee of Corning) can be sent to The First Tee of Corning, 1 W Market St, Suite 604, Corning, NY 14830.  All donations are tax-deductible.



Equipment donations are also greatly appreciated and are a great way to help the programs be successful. To arrange a time to donate equipment to The First Tee of Corning, please contact Jon Wilbur at 607-962-4441.