Chapter Programs at Golf Courses

The First Tee uses golf to teach youth life lessons and leadership skills. Sessions include a fun, group setting for youth ages 4 to 18 regardless of background or previous experience. Teaming up with experts in positive youth development, The First Tee helps youth become good golfers and even better people.

A Youth Program Unlike Any Other

The First Tee emphasizes Nine Core Values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment. Through golf and our core values, your kids and teens will learn life skills like:

  • Making proper introductions
  • Managing emotions
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Setting up step-by-step goals
  • Planning for the future
  • Appreciating diversity

Advancing through the Program

From age 7 through 18, youth progress through different levels by demonstrating The First Tee Nine Core Values, life and golf skills as well as passing an assessment. All participants regardless of age start at the PLAYer level. The pinnacle of The First Tee is completing Ace.

  • PLAYer (required minimum age 7) – Tee up for the first time and learn the game of golf and The 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 age13) – 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.

Ask us about scholarships for financial need.

The Power of Relationships

“I consider my coaches at The First Tee to be some of the most important mentors I had growing up.” –alumnus

The First Tee coaches are trained to create positive relationships that inspire youth to discover their individual potential. Our programs help young people build confidence, develop respect and appreciate the value of giving back to our community all while learning the lifelong sport of golf.

SPRING 2017 SCHEDULE

Location Start Date End Date Day Time Clinic
Williams Creek March 21st May 9th Tuesdays 5:00pm-6:00pm Little Linksters (Ages 4-6)
Knox Muni March 21st May 9th Tuesdays 5:00pm-6:00pm PLAYer (Beginner)
Knox Muni March 21st May 9th Tuesdays 6:00pm-7:00pm Par (Prerequisite PLAYer)
Deadhorse Lake March 22nd May 10th Wednesdays 5:00pm-6:00pm PLAYer (Beginner)
Egwani Farms March 22nd May 10th Wednesdays 5:00pm-6:00pm PLAYer (Beginner)
Deadhorse Lake March 22nd May 10th Wednesdays 6:00pm-7:00pm Par (Prerequisite PLAYer)
Whittle Springs March 23rd May 11th Thursdays 5:00pm-6:00pm PLAYer (Beginner)
Sevierville Golf Club March 23rd May 11th Thursdays 5:00pm-6:00pm PLAYer (Beginner)
Sevierville Golf Club March 23rd May 11th Thursdays 6:00pm-7:00pm Par (Prerequisite PLAYer)
Williams Creek March 24th May 12th Fridays 5:00pm-6:00pm PLAYer (Beginner)
Williams Creek March 24th May 12th Fridays 6:00pm-7:00pm Par (Prerequisite PLAYer)
Williams Creek March 25th May 13th Saturdays 9:00am-10:00am PLAYer (Beginner)
Williams Creek March 25th May 13th Saturdays 10:00am-11:00am Par (Prerequisite PLAYer)
Williams Creek March 25th May 13th Saturdays 10:00am-11:30am Birdie/Eagle