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.

Commitment to Being a Game Changer

We are committed to providing programs that build character and instill life-enhancing values through the game of golf, and our curriculum has evolved to increase our impact, relevancy and scale. The curriculum is centered around First Tee’s Commitment to Being a Game Changer©. The Key Commitments are the life skills we want our participants to adopt and pursue – these are the keys to unlocking good character:  

  • Pursuing Goals 
  • Growing through Challenge 
  • Collaborating with Others 
  • Building a Positive Self-Identity 
  • Using Good Judgment  

The First Tee Program curriculum is organized around four age groups

  • Age 7-9Introduces and engages participants with both golf and life skills. Kids get active and play golf with their peers. 
  • Age 10-11: Supports the exploration of both character and golf skills in active and collaborative ways
  • Age 12-13Empowers participants to explore both golf skills and character commitments through opportunities for mastery and growth
  • Age 14+: Helps participants elaborate on their understanding and place a greater emphasis on their personal development

Ultimately, we are Building Game Changers by empowering kids and teens to be the best version of themselves.