Golf is unique from other sports because players learn values like honesty and responsibility by calling penalties on themselves and reporting their own score. The sport is a perfect platform for helping young people develop character because just like in life, players experience the highs and lows of the game.
Healthy and Positive Youth Development Programs
TEACHING LIFE SKILLS AND INSTILLING CORE VALUES THROUGH THE GAME OF GOLF
In addition to learning fundamentals of the golf swing and the game, our character education and life skills programs help kids and teens prepare for success at school, at home and in their community.
OUR JUNIOR GOLF & LIFE SKILLS CURRICULUM FOCUSES ON
How to manage emotions
How to set goals
How to resolve conflicts
How to communicate with others
THE FIRST TEE NINE CORE VALUES
THE FIRST TEE NINE HEALTHY HABITS
Life & Golf Skills classes are offered throughout the year in the spring, summer, and fall sessions at facilities across the region. Classes are once a week for 8 weeks. Participants who are new to the program MUST enroll in a class that is suitable to their age.
Fees for each session are $115 for Ages 7-9, 10-14, 14+ and $90 for Little Linksters. One-time yearly fee of $180 for ACE participants. Our yearly membership sold at the beginning of 2023 will be $180 and will cover all three sessions. ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO SIGN UP FOR 1 LIFE SKILLS CLASS AT A TIME. Classes are a first come, first serve basis.
No participant will be turned away for financial reasons – please apply for financial aid when registering (this will not conclude your registration). To complete your financial aid request you must select "SUBMIT REGISTRATION" at the end; if not your request will not go through. All financial aid submissions will be granted within 48 hours. After your financial aid is granted, you will receive an email to complete your registration. If your registration is not completed within 48 hours your spot will be given away.