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 2019- SCHEDULE
$100 at Williams Creek Golf Course for 8 Weeks
$130 at All other Facilities for 8 Weeks
*This will include instruction for 10 weeks, a The First Tee Bag Tag, and FREE play and range balls at Williams Creek Golf Course.
|Location||Start Date||End Date||Day||Time||Clinic|
|Williams Creek||March 26th||May 14th||Tuesdays||5:00pm-6:00pm||Little Linksters (Ages 4-6)|
|Knox Muni||March 26th||May 14th||Tuesdays||5:00pm-6:00pm||PLAYer (Beginner)|
|Knox Muni||March 26th||May 14th||Tuesdays||6:00pm-7:00pm||Par (Prerequisite PLAYer)|
|Deadhorse Lake||March 27th||May 15th||Wednesdays||5:00pm-6:00pm||PLAYer (Beginner)|
|Egwani Farms||March 27th||May 15th||Wednesdays||5:00pm-6:00pm||PLAYer (Beginner)|
|Deadhorse Lake||March 27th||May 15th||Wednesdays||6:00pm-7:00pm||Par (Prerequisite PLAYer)|
|Whittle Springs||March 28th||May 16th||Thursdays||5:00pm-6:00pm||PLAYer (Beginner)|
|Sevierville Golf Club||March 28th||May 16th||Thursdays||5:00pm-6:00pm||PLAYer (Beginner)|
|Sevierville Golf Club||March 28th||May 16th||Thursdays||6:00pm-7:00pm||Par (Prerequisite PLAYer)|
|Williams Creek||March 29th||May 17th||Fridays||5:00pm-6:00pm||PLAYer (Beginner)|
|Williams Creek||March 29th||May 17th||Fridays||6:00pm-7:00pm||Par (Prerequisite PLAYer)|
|Williams Creek||March 30th||May 18th||Saturdays||9:00am-10:00am||PLAYer (Beginner)|
|Williams Creek||March 30th||May 18th||Saturdays||10:15am-11:15am||Par (Prerequisite PLAYer)|
|Williams Creek||March 30th||May 18th||Saturdays||10:00am-1:00pm||Birdie/Eagle/Ace|