Summer Programs

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6 Week Summer Program Planning Underway!

The Golf and Life Skills Summer Certification Program will be offered again this year for ages 5-17.  Registration will open in May or about 30 days prior to the June 5 start date.  The Summer Program registration fee has traditionally been set $95 or $5 per lesson, 18 lessons over the 6 week period. Scholarship assistance is available to those expressing a need when registering.  Lessons are taught over 75-90 minute time slot every M-W-F during a designated session.  Session times are subject to change and differ from one programming site to the next.  Each lesson incorporates a specific golf skill, and one of our Nine Core Values / Nine Healthy Habits.  To download our summer program info sheets in English, click here. To download our summer program info sheets in Spanish, click here.

Parent’s Guide to The First Tee!

To learn more about the Golf and Life Skills Curriculum, click here.

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Program Progression

Upon registering in The First Tee Program, students begin working toward successfully completing The First Tee Golf and Life Skills Curriculum. The First Tee Curriculum is nationally acclaimed and 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, ensuring that each student receives the necessary tools to have a fun and rewarding life on and off the golf course. Participants are required to attend courses and successfully complete all of the golf and life skill requirements within each level. Before graduating to the next level of the program, they must also meet minimum age requirements.

Program 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.

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SUMMER PROGRAM – INCLEMENT WEATHER NOTIFICATION CENTER!

When weather reporting agencies are indicating that severe weather or rain may not allow for a summer programming session to occur, we will do our best to announce program session cancellations here. As a courtesy to the many families participating with all sorts of scheduling challenges, our program director and coaches do their very best to announce cancellations 1 hour prior to the start of the earliest morning session and again 1 hour prior to the start of the earliest afternoon session.  Program session cancellations will be posted under our “Weather Center” link located on our homepage so parents are encouraged to check the website first before calling the administrative offices.