A UNIQUE ENRICHMENT PROGRAM FOR KIDS

We believe that sports, specifically the game of golf, provide a platform to encourage core values and healthy choices. What makes The First Tee effective in building positive character traits in young people is The First Tee Life Skills Experience ™, a curriculum developed by experts in the field of positive youth development and delivered by trained coaches. The First Tee Life Skills Experience is one of the unique features that differentiates The First Tee from other youth enrichment and youth golf programs.  Life skills are seamlessly incorporated into golf activities. Through our programs, participants learn about Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits and how to apply them to life skills and transfer the positive values of golf to everyday life.


THE FIRST TEE OF AUGUSTA PROGRAMS FACETS

The First Tee of Augusta offers multiple program facets to meet the needs of the youth of our community. These program facets are offered at our home facility, other local golf courses that serve as program locations, and in partnership with local schools and other youth serving organizations.  We would love to have your child involved in one or more of the following programs of The First Tee of Augusta:

CERTIFYING PROGRAMS


GOLF AND LIFE SKILLS CLASSES
(Conducted at The First Tee of Augusta and other area golf course program locations)

For many participants, The First Tee program will be new experience.  In addition to meeting other young people from different backgrounds, they will be exposed to golf in a fun environment that emphasizes courtesy, honesty, self-discipline, and respect.  The length of time needed to advance from one level to the next will vary from student to student.  It is not a race, but a journey that assures each student receives the necessary tools to have a fun and rewarding life on and off the golf course.  The First Tee of Augusta’s, 8-week, golf and life skills classes meet once or twice a week for 1.5 -2 hours each meeting, and incorporate positive life skills with quality golf instruction.  Five progressive levels of instruction are offered: PLAYer, Par, Birdie, Eagle, and Ace.  All students must begin at the PLAYer Level.  Members must pass all of the requirements necessary to become certified at their current level, before progressing to more advanced programming levels. Participants are required to take at least one 8-week golf and life skills class per year to maintain active membership. Actively enrolled students are eligible to apply for National Opportunities sponsored by The First Tee Home Office.

                                                                  SEASON #4 REGISTRATION –  Saturday, August 25th at 9am
                                                                                     (Online at www.thefirstteeaugusta.org)

                                                                      SEASON #4 CLASSES BEGIN – Week of  September 11th
                                                                          SEASON #4 CLASS SCHEDULE – COMING SOON!

SCHOOL DAY GOLF PROGRAMMING

The First Tee of Augusta has partnered with six Richmond County schools to present a multi-session unit of golf instruction for students in the 3rd – 6th grade st The First Tee of Augusta during the school day.  The First Tee of Augusta funds the transportation for Physical Education classes at participating schools to attend the sessions at The First Tee of Augusta for 4 sessions held once to a week for 1.5 hours every other week.  Students use real and adaptive equipment during this fun introduction to golf and life skills. Students receive full membership to The First Tee of Augusta.  The First Tee of Augusta provides all of the necessary golf equipment, instructional materials, and golf ans life skills coaches to lead the modules. The Physical Educator(s) are asked asked to assist the coaches during each class module. The program and membership are provided at no cost to the students, school or Board of Education. Interested students will be encouraged to pursue the game at The First of Augusta.


OUTREACH programs

 

THE FIRST TEE NATIONAL SCHOOL PROGRAM
The First Tee National School Program provides physical educators with everything they need to get started teaching golf and life skills. Physical Educators are trained to deliver a modified version of the curriculum during PE classes at their schools. This has allowed thousands more students to be exposed to The First Tee.  The First Tee of Augusta oversees the NSP in elementary school in our four-county service area to include Richmond, Burke, Columbia and McDuffie Counties. The curriculum lesson plans integrate basic golf motor skills, core values and healthy habits. The lesson plans are based around four primary areas:

  • Developmental approach to teaching and learning
  • Motor skill and concept learning
  • Character and health education – personal and social responsibility
  • Lifelong activity

Each year, local NSP Schools are invited to participate in The First Tee of Augusta’s NSP Skills Challenge, where teams of 3rd, 4th and 5th grad students compete in a SNAG based driving, chipping, putting competition, as well as writing Core value and healthy habits essays

Contact Jill Brown (jbrown@thefirstteeaugusta.org) for more information.

THE FIRST TEE DRIVE PROGRAM

We believe our values extend beyond the golf course, which is why we launched a program to meet kids where they spend time.The First Tee DRIVE is the perfect activity for kids because it Develops Rewarding, Inspiring Values for Everyone.  Specifically designed for youth-serving organizations, like the Y and the Boys & Girls Club, The First Tee DRIVE gives kids the chance to learn about golf and develop character through fun golf games.  The First Tee supplies the curriculum, the equipment and the training for youth leaders to deliver the program. Much like our other programs, The First Tee DRIVE is designed to introduce kids to golf and The First Tee Nine Core Values — honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment.  The DRIVE program objectives are to:

  • Enable youth leaders to introduce golf using modified sports and games in ways that fit the ages and abilities of the young people in their care
  • Engage young people in fun, safe activities that promote wellness and health-enhancing lifestyles.
  • Develop appreciation for the positive values associated with golf through each activity and extend those behaviors to other areas of their lives.

Contact Jill Brown (jbrown@thefirstteeaugusta.org) for more information.

LPGA*USGA GIRLS GOLF
LPGA*USGA Girls Golf (Girls Golf) is the only national junior golf program that specializes in providing girl-friendly environments for juniors to learn the game of golf. We’re the experts in making the game of golf fun, and we teach more than just stance and swing; we teach girls valuable life skills like confidence and perseverance.  As one of the 415 Girls Golf sites, The First Tee of Augusta helps prepare girls ages 6 – 17 for a lifetime of enjoyment of the game while also inspiring them to feel confident, build positive self-esteem and live active and healthy lives through The Five E’s of Girls GolfWe’re on a mission to change the face of the game . . . join the movement and help us inspire even more girls through golf! #LittleGirlsBIGDreams
Contact Coach Lashunda Hall (lhall@thefirstteeaugusta.org) for more information.

OUTREACH CLINICS
The First Tee of Augusta enjoys hosting free outreach clinics in partnership with schools, churches, and other youth serving organizations to expose them to golf and life skills.  Clinics are typically scheduled for 1 – 1.5 hours at The First Tee of Augusta.  Students are introduced to the facility, the fundamentals of the sport, the fundamental of The First Tee Nine Core Values.  Clinics consist of fun and engaging golf activities infused with a healthy does of life skills.Contact Coach Lashunda Hall (lhall@thefirstteeaugusta.org) for more information.

FIELD TRIPS
The First Tee of Augusta enjoys hosting field trips in partnership with local schools to expose them to golf, life skill and the Science of Golf through fun, engaging  and educational activities. Each field trip is unique.  Please contact The First Tee of Augusta to plan and schedule a field trip.  Contact Jill Brown (jbrown@thefirstteeaugusta.org) for more information.

SEASONAL PROGRAMS


SUMMER GOLF CAMPS
The First Tee of Augusta hosts full-day, week-long summer golf camps for member and non-member students.  Camps are a fun and unique introduction to golf and life skills.  Contact us for more information.

PGA JUNIOR LEAGUE
PGA Jr. League is a game-changing opportunity for boys and girls to learn and play golf. The program brings family and friends together around fun, team golf experiences with expert coaching from PGA and LPGA Professionals.  PGA Jr. League is all about the recreational and developmental nature of regular season matches, held between April 1 and July 31.  During the course of one game, teams play four 9-hole matches in a popular two-person scramble format, reinforcing the team concept and creating a nurturing environment for learning the game. Coaches can also substitute players every three holes, so that all of the golfers on each team can participate.  Contact Coach Rob Lee, PGA for details (rlee@thefirstteeaugusta.org).  Contact Coach Rob Lee, PGA (rlee@thefirstteeaugusta.org) for more information.