How do you build character through golf?
We see golf as a metaphor for life. It’s not the score that counts, but what you learn along the way. Like in life, golf requires goal setting, working with others and digging deep when things get tough (perseverance). Golf is a perfect practice ground for learning skills that go far beyond the fairways.
What if my child has never picked up a club before?
We know it can feel intimidating to start something new. Everyone was a beginner once and our coaches are trained in creating a supportive environment to make kids feel comfortable and assure they have fun while learning about themselves and golf.
Do I need to provide golf equipment for kids?
Chapters provide access to all the equipment you will need. If they want to bring their own equipment that is fine too! No need for special golf attire.
Will my child be participating in a safe environment?
First Tee is committed to having a safe and welcoming environment for everyone involved in the organization. As part of our commitment, all employees, coaches and volunteers must complete a background check before working with our youth. Plus, all employees, coaches, volunteers and board members are required to complete the US Center for SafeSport training program.
Is there competition and physical activity?
Absolutely! First Tee is an activity based program, so our lessons include movement that can range from games to walking/playing the course. As participants get older, they have the chance to compete at national events held across the country.
What if I have financial concerns?
No worries – we offer full financial aid or reduced fee programming for those who need it. We will never turn any child away!