Southern Oak Insurance promotes local community involvement with volunteer opportunities for agents with The First Tee DRIVE of Florida.

Jacksonville, FL (September 9, 2015) – The First Tee, in partnership with Southern Oak Insurance, is proud to announce that there are 20 youth-serving agencies throughout the state of Florida that will begin delivering The First Tee DRIVE in 2015, as part of their programming instruction. As a component of their partnership, Southern Oak Insurance is providing volunteer opportunities for all local independent agents to be a part of this unique program within their own local communities.

“Southern Oak Insurance is Florida families protecting other Florida families; therefore a strong sense of community is one of our founding principles,” says Ron Natherson, Executive Vice President of Southern Oak Insurance. “It was important for us to give our local independent agents an opportunity to participate in the First Tee DRIVE program and make an impact on their communities.”

The First Tee DRIVE is a set of 18 golf activity plans designed to provide a fun, engaging program which introduces kids to golf and exposes them to the behaviors associated with The First Tee’s Nine Core Values (respect, courtesy, responsibility, honesty, sportsmanship, confidence, judgment, perseverance, and integrity).

Throughout the 2015-2016 school year, agents will have the opportunity to impact the lives of young people in this character building program with more than 450 youth-serving organizations participating nationwide. Agents can volunteer and donate their time to coach, mentor, and support First Tee’s efforts both on and off the course. The character education lessons taught within The First Tee DRIVE are consistent with the principles that guide the employees of Southern Oak Insurance to provide exceptional service to their policyholders.

For more information about The First Tee DRIVE, visit


About Southern Oak Insurance

Southern Oak Insurance Company is a Florida-based insurance company specializing in personal residential property coverage.  It is a privately held company wholly owned and operated by Florida residents with home offices in Jacksonville, FL.  The core strength of Southern Oak is its knowledge and understanding of the Florida Property Insurance Market with members of its executive team having over 150 years of combined insurance experience.


Southern Oak believes that operating a business in Florida is more than just providing services.  Southern Oak is an active member of the Florida community while also partnering with many Florida charities.


About The First Tee

The First Tee ( is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth development organization whose mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. With its home office at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla., The First Tee reaches young people on golf courses, in elementary schools and at other youth-serving locations.

Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has introduced the game of golf and its values to nine million young people in all 50 United States and select international locations. The First Tee’s Founding Partners are LPGA, the Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR and the USGA. Shell Oil Company is The First Tee’s Founding Corporate Partner and Johnson & Johnson is its Legacy Partner. Former President George W. Bush serves as honorary chair.


Media Contact:

Jane Fader, The First Tee


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