Certification program at the golf course:

A Youth Program Unlike Any Other
The First Tee emphasizes Nine Core Values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment. Through golf and our core values, kids and teens will learn life skills including:
  • Making proper introductions
  • Managing emotions
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Setting up step-by-step goals
  • Planning for the future
  • Appreciating diversity
Advancing through the Program
From age 7 through 17, youth progress through age-based levels by demonstrating The First Tee Nine Core Values, life and golf skills.
  • Ages 7-9:  Students learn the Nine Core Values and are introduced to concepts like Meeting & Greeting, Respecting the Rules, and Exploring the Game.
  • Ages 10-12:  Having Fun, Staying Cool, and Personal Par are combined with Dream and Goal setting .
  • Ages 13+:  Goal setting is reinforced while students explore more advanced concepts like Health and Wellness, Resolving Conflicts, and Planning for the Future.
  • Ace (required minimum age 14 or entering 9th grade) – Put it all together and hone in on college exploration, career education, and giving back to the community.