GOLF AND LIFE SKILLS CERTIFICATION CLASSES
For many participants, The First Tee program will be new experience. In addition to meeting other young people from different backgrounds, they will be exposed to golf in a fun environment that emphasizes courtesy, honesty, self-discipline, and respect. The length of time needed to advance from one level to the next will vary from student to student. It is not a race, but a journey that assures each student receives the necessary tools to have a fun and rewarding life on and off the golf course. The First Tee of Augusta’s, 8-week, golf and life skills classes meet once or twice a week for 1.5 -2 hours each meeting, and incorporate positive life skills with quality golf instruction. Five progressive levels of instruction are offered: PLAYer, Par, Birdie, Eagle, and Ace. All students must begin at the PLAYer Level. Members must pass all of the requirements necessary to become certified at their current level, before progressing to more advanced programming levels. Participants are required to take at least one 8-week golf and life skills class per year to maintain active membership. Actively enrolled students are eligible to apply for National Opportunities sponsored by The First Tee Home Office.
SCHOOL DAY PROGRAMMING
The First Tee of Augusta has partnered with six Richmond County schools to present a multi-session unit of golf instruction for students in the 3rd – 6th grade at The First Tee of Augusta during the school day. The First Tee of Augusta funds the transportation for Physical Education classes at participating schools to attend the sessions at The First Tee of Augusta for 4 sessions held once to a week for 1.5 hours every other week. Students use real and adaptive equipment during this fun introduction to golf and life skills. Students receive full membership to The First Tee of Augusta. The First Tee of Augusta provides all of the necessary golf equipment, instructional materials, and golf and life skills coaches to lead the modules. The Physical Educator(s) are asked asked to assist the coaches during each class module. The program and membership are provided at no cost to the students, school or Board of Education. Interested students will be encouraged to pursue the game at The First of Augusta.
The First Tee of Augusta enjoys hosting free outreach clinics in partnership with schools, churches, and other youth serving organizations to expose them to golf and life skills. Clinics are typically scheduled for 1 – 1.5 hours at The First Tee of Augusta. Students are introduced to the facility, the fundamentals of the sport, the fundamental of The First Tee Nine Core Values. Clinics consist of fun and engaging golf activities infused with a healthy does of life skills.
The First Tee of Augusta enjoys hosting field trips in partnership with local schools to expose them to golf, life skill and the Science of Golf through fun, engaging and educational activities. Each field trip is unique. Contact us to plan and schedule a field trip.
The First Tee of Augusta hosts full-day, week-long summer golf camps for member and non-member students. Camps are a fun and unique introduction to golf and life skills.