On the Golf Course

Junior golf is just part of First Tee. Through our program that strengthens character, kids will learn life skills that stay with them into the rest of their lives, like:

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

Advancing Through the Program

Participants progress through levels by demonstrating inner strength, character, and the life and golf skills they have learned. All participants regardless of age start at the PLAYer level.

Target (ages 5 and older) – An introduction to the First Tee Life Skills Experience

PLAYer (required minimum age 7) – Tee it up for the first time and learn the game of golf and First Tee’s Code of Conduct

Par (recommended minimum age 9) – Focus on interpersonal and self-management skills on and off the course

Birdie (recommended minimum age 11) – Emphasis on setting goals and making them a reality

Eagle (recommended minimum age 13) – Learn resilience, conflict resolution, and future planning

Ace (required minimum age 14 or entering 9th grade) – Put it all together and hone in on setting goals, career education, and giving back to the community