In Youth Centers and At After School Programs: First Tee Community Program

We believe our values extend beyond the golf course, which is why we launched a program to meet youth where they spend time. Specifically designed for youth-serving organizations, like the Y and the Boys & Girls Club, the First Tee Community Program gives kids the chance to learn about golf and develop character through fun golf games.

As mentioned we partner with youth centers like the YMCA and Boys and Girls Club to bring the program to life and introduce golf using games that are flexible to the ages and abilities of the kids involved.

How The First Tee Community Program Works

Our Community Program gives youth development professionals and volunteer leaders the tools to get started.  Our program adapts to any setting, class time, and class size.  We provide training, equipment, and lesson plans.  Youth leaders also have access to First Tee’s online community for additional support, resources, and connection with peers. Much like our other programs, the First Tee Community Program is designed to introduce kids to golf and the First Tee’s Nine Core Values — respect, courtesy, responsibility, honesty, sportsmanship, confidence, judgment, perseverance, and integrity.

Our Curriculum

We wrote our lesson plans and activity guides with youth development professionals and volunteer leaders in mind. The First Tee Community Program is a hole-in-one for any setting, class time, and class size.

Our lesson plans introduce youth to golf through activities that resemble sports they may already be familiar with, like baseball, football, bowling, and tennis. Instructors receive an activity guide that includes:

  • 18 detailed activity plans
  • Information section explaining teaching methods
  • Safety and class management procedures
  • Instructional cue cards
  • Golf terms

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