Target

Age: 4-6 years old

The TARGET Class introduces participants to the game of golf and The First Tee Core Values through activity-based lessons with the intention to promote curiosity about the game in a safe and fun environment.


PLAYer

Age minimum: 7 years old

The PLAYer level is for all new First Tee participants and will cover the First Tee’s 9 core values, such as honesty, courtesy and responsibility. The goal of this class is to introduce the core value/s through fundamental golf skill activities.

At the conclusion of this class a written, putting and playing assessment will be given.


Par

Age minimum: 9 years old

This level is for returning PLAYer certified participants and will cover the following life skills:

  • Exploring the Game
  • Respecting the Rules
  • 5 Tips for Meeting Someone New
  • 3 Tips for Having Fun
  • The 4R’s
  • Personal Par

A written and skill test will be given at the conclusion of each session.


Birdie

Age minimum: 10 years old

The Birdie level is open to participants who have certified out of the Par level. The life skills that will be discussed at this level will include:

  • Dreams and Goals
  • Setting goals that are positive and important to you
  • Setting goals that are specific and under your control
  • Setting Different Types of Goals
  • Getting to Your Goal
  • Dealing with Challenges (STAR)

A test will be given at the conclusion of this class.

This level may be broken in to 2 groups that vary in life skills based on the season being offered.


Eagle

Age minimum: 11 years old

Open to participants who have certified out of the Birdie level. Along with their golf skills, Eagle participants will learn life skills that consist of:

  • Why keeping a healthy Body, Mind, and Soul helps you play better and enjoy golf;
  • How to build and get help from a Go-To Team;
  • What diversity means and why it’s important;
  • How to deal with conflicts in a positive way using the C.A.R.E. method;
  • How to benefit from helping others;
  • Planning for the Future; (including education, career, and finances)

Testing will vary depending on the season. 

This level may be broken in to 2 groups that vary in life skills based on the season being offered.


Ace

Age minimum: entering 9th grade or 14 years old

Once certified out of Eagle, participants can speak with their coach to find out more information on ACE classes. This level will require a large time commitment, but gives the player to opportunity to apply what they have learned the Life Skills Experience to their high school and collegiate goal planning.


Questions or concerns? Contact Joseph Brown

jbrown@tngolf.org