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.

Physical Educators: First Tee School Program

Research reveals convincing evidence that youth involved in our programs transferred life skills to multiple settings and learned and used life skills through the game of golf. Our curriculum, combined with trained educators, empowers participants with a set of skills that prepares them for a lifetime of new challenges.

elementary school program

Since 2004, First Tee has integrated the First Tee School Program into PE classes across the country. We’ve equipped educators at elementary and middle schools with our curriculum built around the game of golf, while positively impacting kids through both the game and its inherent ability to improve social-emotional learning (SEL) skills. We work with the school to identify funding opportunities, such as sponsors or donations.

This program aligns with national physical education standards developed by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) and is designed to allow physical educators the ability to adjust lessons to fit their specific teaching situations in terms of class size, time, and facility type.

What’s provided:

First Tee School Program gives physical educators all the tools to get started. We provide the training, equipment, and lesson plans that integrate life skills and values with the game of golf and motor skills. We have an online community for teachers and youth leaders delivering our program, providing access to the curriculum, resources, and connections with peers delivering the program around the country.

How Many Local Schools Have the First Tee School Program?

Throughout North Florida, PE teachers in elementary schools and K-8 academies in St. Johns, Duval, Clay, Nassau, Flagler, Putnam and Volusia Counties are using the First Tee School Program to bring the game of golf and its inherent life values to students. Over 150 local schools have implemented the School Program to reach over 100,000 students!

Need More Information?

To learn more about the First Tee School Program or to bring the program to your school, contact our Programming Department at 904-810-2231.

School Visits

Teachers implementing the School Program may request in-person assistance to get started. Our trained coaches can assist to set up golf stations for putting, chipping, and/or full-swing, using modified, age-appropriate golf equipment. Our staff will create and supervise fun activity-based stations while providing basic golf instruction.

To schedule a visit, please contact our Programming Department at 904-810-2231.