Why Golf?

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. Through our personal growth and junior golf programs, we see kids’ build self confidence, inspiring more active participation in leadership opportunities and events, community involvement, and college scholarships.

2022 Junior Membership

A Junior Membership is required to register for classes and tournaments. Members receive great benefits such as free rounds of golf, a First Tee – North Florida polo, discounted camp fees, special invitations, and more! Membership fee is $65 per participant and covers one calendar year (Jan.-Dec.).

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Weekly Classes

By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with character-building, we create learning experiences that help kids uncover their inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that they can carry into everything they do. Classes meet once per week for five weeks with each class lasting 1-1.5 hours.

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After-School Classes

We offer two types of after-school classes: On-site classes at school properties through school Extended Day Departments; and Off-site classes at area golf locations with one-way transport from designated schools. Our trained team of coaches sets up fun and engaging activities and games, through which students learn basic golf fundamentals along with an introduction to the Five Key Commitments.  All equipment is provided.

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SJCSD Student Holiday Half-Day Camps

Children ages 7-15 can attend half-day camps (9am-12pm) at our Innovator’s Clubhouse at WGV on St. Johns County School District Student Holidays. The fee is $40 per day for Jr. Members and $80 for non-members. Camp takes place indoors where state-of-the-art technology is utilized. Click below to register or call (904)810-2231 for more information.

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Summer Camps

First Tee – North Florida offers fun filled camps during the summer months each year. Camps will introduce the fundamentals of the game of golf seamlessly integrated with the Five Key Commitments with the primary goal of having fun! Full and half-day camps are offered at multiple locations in the Northeast Florida area.

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Tournament Series

First Tee – North Florida offers various tournaments throughout the year as part of a series. Points are collected from each tournament based on participation and standings. The tournaments are designed for participants to challenge themselves in a competitive environment while showcasing the skills learned in the seasonal classes.

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LPGA*USGA Girls Golf

The LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Program provides girls, ages 5-18, with the opportunity to learn golf, create friendships and experience competition in a supportive and fun environment. Girls not only learn how to play the game of golf but they discover life lessons that will help them face their future as confident and empowered individuals.

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Morgan Stanley Girls Internship

Thanks to Morgan Stanley, we are offering paid internships to a select number female participants and/or alumna. Interns will complete office admin work, assist with fundraising events, and coach at classes and camps. Application deadline is February 23rd and interviews will take place on Saturday, February 26th.

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National Opportunities

First Tee doesn’t just get kids on the course, it builds experiences that strengthen what they bring to everything they do. With the help of First Tee national corporate partners, experienced teen participants can apply to attend golf and leadership events across the country. These opportunities are life-changing experiences allowing them to meet new people, play some golf, and aspire for greatness.

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College Scholarship Program

The Mission of the First Tee – North Florida Scholarship Program is to provide educational opportunities to participants and alumni who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to and/or excellence through First Tee – North Florida and will be a life-long ambassador of the game.

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