Why Golf?

Experiences are our greatest teacher. First Tee believes in developing the ones that are just as fun as they are meaningful, where kids feel excited to grow, safe to fail, and better equipped for whatever comes their way next. Through our personal growth and junior golf programs, we see kids’ build self confidence, inspiring more active participation in leadership opportunities and events, community involvement, and college scholarships.

On the Golf Course

Junior golf is just part of First Tee. Through our program that strengthens character, kids will learn life skills that stay with them into the rest of their lives, like:

  • Understanding and managing emotions
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Setting up step-by-step goals
  • Planning for the future
  • Appreciating diversity
  • Introduction to the First Tee program (ages 5 and older)

WHY GOLF?

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
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Sportsmanship
  • Respect
  • Confidence
  • Responsibility
  • Perseverance
  • Courtesy
  • Judgment
THE FIRST TEE NINE HEALTHY HABITS
  • Energy
  • Play
  • Safety
  • Vision
  • Mind
  • Family
  • Friends
  • School
  • Community

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 (Level Zero 4-6, Level I 7-9, Level II 10-11, Level III 12-18).

Fees for each session are $80 for Level I, Level II, Level III and $60 for Level Zero.  One time yearly fee of $120 for ACE participants.  Financial aid is available and no child is turned away for financial reasons. 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.


2022 Payment Options

First Tee Annual Membership

2022 Annual Memberships will be offered January 1st, 2022 to purchase for $120 until March 31st.  Each season is regularly $80; buy three seasons for less than the price of two!  The Annual Membership will cover all Golf & Life Skills First Tee classes for 2022 (excludes Tee It Up Tour).  Financial aid is not offered for Annual Memberships.  After purchasing an Annual Membership, registration is still required each sesion to save the spot for your child for the selected class (classes are a first come first serve basis).

Directions on how to purchase an Annual Membership


Pay Per session

If you do not purchase an Annual Membership, our fees for per session is $80 for Level I, Level II, Level III and $60 for Level Zero.  One-time yearly fee of $120 for ACE participants.  Financial aid is available and no child is turned away for financial reasons. ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO SIGN UP FOR 1 LIFE SKILLS CLASS AT A TIME.  Classes are a first come, first serve basis.


2022 Summer Schedule

Click here to register for our Summer Session!

Please email [email protected] with any further questions.