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.
2017 Schedule can be found by clicking on the word REGISTER
The First Tee uses a tiered structure to determine where your child falls on golf and life skills. Here are the levels:
PLAYers– required for all new golfers. It is designed to introduce the core values and learn basic golf through games, drills, and play. Attendance is required. This level is by divided by ages – 7-8, 9-11,12 and up. The 7-8 year olds take 3 sub-levels (PL1A,PL1B,PL1C),the 9-11year olds take 2 sub levels(PL2A,PL2B), and 12 and up takes1 sub-level (PL3A).
Par 1-2-3 — this level is broken down by ages – 9-11 and 12 and up. It addresses golf skills at a basic level, interpersonal skills and self-improvement management skills. Attendance is required. In each level certification testing will be required to advance to next level. (Golf knowledge and Life Skill written tests, putting test, chipping and pitching, fairways test, full swings, and 1 round of golf.)
Birdie 1-2-3–this level builds on the life skills which help young people make and attain goals for success. Attendance is required. Certification testing is also required in each level to advance. (Golf knowledge and Life Skills written tests, putting test, chipping and pitching, fairways test, full swings, and 5 rounds of golf.)
Eagle l-2-3–this level reinforces the Par and Birdie levels and addresses intermediate and advance golf skills and Life skills such as appreciating diversity, team building, and wellness for life. Attendance is required. Certification testing is given at all levels.(Golf knowledge and Life Skill written tests, putting test, chipping and pitching test, fairways test, full swings, and 10 rounds of golf.)