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.

First Tee Community Program: For Youth Organizations

We partner with youth-serving organizations and youth centers like Boys and Girls Clubs and YMCA to provide the First Tee Community Program equipment and curriculum for use in their facilities. In addition, we also work with these and other organizations to introduce golf fundamentals through games and fun activities that are flexible for the ages and abilities of the kids involved.

What’s Provided

The First Tee Community Program gives youth development professionals and volunteer leaders the tools to get started. Our program adapts to any setting, class time, and class size. First Tee provides training, equipment and lesson plans. Youth leaders also have access to First Tee’s online community for additional support, resources, and connection with peers.

Community Outreach Activities, Clinics, and Camps

First Tee – North Florida partners with many local youth-serving organizations to bring golf clinics, after-school classes, and summer camp activities to kids and teens. Through our outreach clinics and camps, students learn golf fundamentals through fun activities, along with First Tee life skills concepts. We work with each organization on an individual basis to tailor outreach events, depending on the number of students. We provide coaches and equipment. We schedule our outreach clinics from one to three hours, and we can also schedule mini-summer camps for multiple half-days. We will come to your facility and lead clinics using our modified golf equipment, or we can make arrangements with one of our local golf course partners to provide a full-scale golf practice learning experience for your students. Our clinic/camp fees are based on coach time and clinic structure, and fees vary depending on the length of the event. Contact us today for an outreach event at your facility.

Community Events

First Tee – North Florida connects with kids, families, and the community at festivals and fairs by providing an informational booth and golf activities. A few of the events we have partnered with include:

  • Orange Park Kids Fest
  • Orange Park Fall Festival
  • Florida Striders Resolution Run 5K
  • Amelia Island Farmers Market
  • Jacksonville Science Festival
  • River City Science Academy STEM Fair
  • Ancient City Kids Day
  • NAS Jax Fall Festival
  • Jacksonville Business Connections Community Events
  • St. Johns County School District Character Cup
  • Clay and Duval County Schools Fitness Nights
  • Volusia County Schools FACT Fairs

If you host or know of a community event that would like to have an additional activity for the young people in attendance, let us know!

For more information or to schedule a visit, please contact our Program Department at 904-810-2231.