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. Participants in the First Tee Program engage with trained, caring adult coaches and mentors, and interact with a curriculum that is both developmentally and age-appropriate to meet participants where they are.

Commitment to Being a Game Changer

Advancing through the Program

The First Tee Program curriculum is organized around four age groups

  • Age 5 & 6
  • Age 7-10Introduces and engages participants with both golf and life skills. Kids get active and play golf with their peers. 
  • Age 10-13: Supports the exploration of both character and golf skills in active and collaborative ways. Empowers participants to explore both golf skills and character commitments through opportunities for mastery and growth
  • Age 13-18: Helps participants elaborate on their understanding and place a greater emphasis on their personal development

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:

  • Understanding and managing emotions
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Setting up step-by-step goals
  • Planning for the future
  • Appreciating diversity
  • Golf fundamentals and advanced techniques

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