OUR Mission

To impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character-development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.  To impact the lives of young people in the CSRA by creating affordable and accessible golf facilities primarily to serve those who have not previously had exposure to the game and its positive values.

Our Vision

To serve as a multi-faceted youth and family resource that partners with schools, community organizations, agencies, for-profit entities and corporate sponsors, and other resources to provide youth with a golf and life skills experience that encourages:

Recreation – Through the life-long sport of golf
Education – Through life skills education and academic excellence
Aspiration – Using life and golf skills to prepare them for the future

OUR Program

The First Tee of Augusta’s golf and life skills certification classes typically meet twice a week for 8 weeks.  Classes typically meet for 1.5 – 2 hours each session and incorporate life skills and golf instruction.  Instructional materials and a First Tee of Augusta membership card are provided.  Golf clubs  will also be provided if needed. Students are required to successfully complete the following to become certified at their current level and advance to the next program level:

Score 80% or better on the written life skills and golf knowledge evaluations
Successfully complete the golf skills evaluation
Submit scorecards for the required playing requirements
Meet the minimum age requirement for the program level

Our Commitment to “r-e-l-a-t-i-o-n-s-i-p”

Relational Approach – We want to build relationships with our students because we care about them.

Encouragement – We want The First Tee of Augusta to be a place where students are encouraged to live up to their potential in life, school and golf. Laughter and Celebration – We want The First Tee of Augusta to be a place where students can laugh, have fun, and celebrate their accomplishments!

Relational Approach – We want to build relationships with our students because we care about them.

Encouragement – We want The First Tee of Augusta to be a place where students are encouraged to live up to their potential in life, school and golf.

Laughter and Celebration – We want The First Tee of Augusta to be a place where students can laugh, have fun, and celebrate their accomplishments!

Acceptance – If we want to reach students, we must accept them. We want everyone to feel accepted at The First Tee of Augusta. 

Transparency – We value honesty.  We want our leadership to be models for our students.

Involvement of Students – We don’t just want students to just attend our programs; we want them to be involved in all that we have to offer.

Outreach – We place high value on reaching out.  We want our leaders to be passionate about our mission.

Numerical Growth – We are much more interested in a quality program than numbers.  However, we realize that numerical growth may also signify that we are meeting needs and fulfilling our mission.

Skill Development – We want to make sure that all students of The First Tee of Augusta grow in their knowledge of life and golf skills.  Although we have a process for skill development, we don’t expect everyone to develop at the same pace.

Home-like Feeling – We want students to feel at home at The First Tee of Augusta, so we work on developing a family atmosphere. We want our leadership to reflect the value that students belong.  We want to know students by name and show we care for them. No matter how big The First Tee of Augusta gets, we want our students to feel at home.

Impact – We want to grow so that other youth in the community are impacted by The First Tee Program. We encourage students to use the life skills that they’ve learned at The First Tee to make a positive impact on the lives of their family and friends.

Professionalism – We want the community to take The First Tee of Augusta seriously.  We don’t want to be perceived as a “country club for kids”.  We know that we are a quality community resource for youth. Besides that, respect often precedes resources.  If the community senses a professional atmosphere and respects us, they are more likely to get involved with their time and resources.  If potential supporters see that we know what we are doing, they are more likely to offer financial support to advance our mission.