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.

     fall 2019- SCHEDULE
Cost:

$100 at Williams Creek Golf Course for 8 Weeks

or 

$130 at All other Facilities for 8 Weeks 

*This will include instruction for 8 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 September 3rd October 22nd Tuesdays 5:00pm-6:00pm Little Linksters (Ages 4-6)
Knox Muni September 3rd October 22nd Tuesdays 5:00pm-6:00pm PLAYer (Beginner)
Knox Muni September 3rd October 22nd Tuesdays 6:00pm-7:00pm Par (Prerequisite PLAYer)
Deadhorse Lake September 4th October 23rd Wednesdays 5:00pm-6:00pm PLAYer (Beginner)
Egwani Farms September 4th October 23rd Wednesdays 5:00pm-6:00pm PLAYer (Beginner)
Deadhorse Lake September 4th October 23rd Wednesdays 6:00pm-7:00pm Par (Prerequisite PLAYer)
Whittle Springs September 5th October 24th Thursdays 5:00pm-6:00pm PLAYer (Beginner)
Sevierville Golf Club September 5th October 24th Thursdays 5:00pm-6:00pm PLAYer (Beginner)
Sevierville Golf Club September 5th October 24th Thursdays 6:00pm-7:00pm Par (Prerequisite PLAYer)
Williams Creek September 6th October 25th Fridays 5:00pm-6:00pm PLAYer (Beginner)
Williams Creek September 6th October 25th Fridays 6:00pm-7:00pm Par (Prerequisite PLAYer)
Wild Laurel September 6th October 25th Fridays 5:00pm-6:00pm PLAYer (Beginner)
Williams Creek September 7th October 26th Saturday 9:00am-10:00am PLAYer (Beginner)
Williams Creek September 7th October 26th Saturday 10:15am-11:15am Par (Prerequisite PLAYer)
Williams Creek September 7th October 26th Saturday 10:15am-11:15am Birdie (Prerequisite Par)