Hogan's Junior Golf Heroes - The First Tee of Omaha Programs are open to anyone between the ages of 5-18. The program meets 3 days a week for 6 total weeks. Our programs will expose participants to core fundamental golf and life skills that promote character development and life-enhancing values instilled in the game of golf.
Upon registration in The First Tee Program, students will begin working toward successfully completing The First Tee Golf and Life Skills Curriculum. The First Tee Curriculum is based on a progressive model that takes participants through 5 certification levels: PLAYer, PAR, BIRDIE, EAGLE, and ACE. The length of time needed to advance from one level to the next will vary from student to student. It is not a race, but a journey that assures each student receives the necessary tools to have a fun and rewarding life on and off the golf course. Participants must attend the required courses within each level, successfully complete all of the golf and life skill requirements and meet the minimum age before graduating to more advance levels.
Target: (Ages 5 & 6) - An exciting introduction to The First Tee Experience. Young people will be introduced to golf in a safe environment that promotes curiosityabout the game while integrating essential links between golf and life skills seamlessly.
PLAYer: (required minimum age 7) - Introduces playing the game of golf with special emphasis on learnin golf and The First Tee Code of Conduct, appreciating the rules and etiquette of the game and developing a game plan for golf and life.
Par: (required minimum age 9) - Focuses on interpersonal communications and self-managment skills.
Birdie: (recommended minimum age 11) - Emphasizes goal setting.
Eagle: (recommended minimum age 13) - Emphasizes resilience skills, conflict resolution and planning for the future.
Ace: (required minimum age 14 or entering 9th grade) - Once a young person has progressed through all program levels, he/she can become Ace-certified, focusing on setting goals for golf, career education and giving back to the community.