The First Tee of Columbus is committed to impacting the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
In an atmosphere where learning is exciting, youth are assisted in the process of developing these traits through peer group-learning, course play, range practice, instructional clinics, motivational workshops, event exposure and educational components. Below is a listing of our 2012 programs.
PeeWee Ages 4-5 / Little Linksters Ages 5 – 6 (5 by Jan 1, 2012)
An introduction to The First Tee Life Skills Experience™. Session length 60 minutes
Certification: The First tee Life Skills Experience™
The First Tee Life Skills Experience™, a curriculum for teaching character education through life skills, is one of the unique features that differentiate The First Tee from other youth initiatives and junior golf programs. It ultimately strives to instill in participants The First Tee Nine Core Values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment.
Through the Life Skills Experience™, young people discover how skills essential to success on a golf course can also help them flourish in life. These skills include:
- Interpersonal communication
- Goal setting
- Effective conflict resolution
This curriculum was developed by experts in the field of positive youth development and is delivered in or chapter-based program by coaches trained through The First Tee Coach Program. Participants advance through the different Life Skill levels through a certification process with five general requirements: core lesson exposure, life skills application, golf skills application, life skills knowledge, golf knowledge.
Life Skill Levels
- PLAYer I, II, III
- Par I, II, III
- Birdie I, II, III
Learn a new skill or get ready for the season. This class is for adult’s age 18+. All skill levels welcome. Monday evenings.
- March 5th Putting
- March 12thChipping
- March 19thPitching
- March 26th Full swing
- April 2nd Range
- April 14th Tee Time
The LPGA/USGA Girls Golf program provides an opportunity for girls, ages 7 to 17, to learn to play golf, build lasting friendships and experience competition in a fun, supportive environment, preparing them for a lifetime of enjoyment with the game. The program includes four (4) two-hour workshops on Monday evening 6:00-8:00PM.
- June 4, 2012- Grip Stance Posture & Putting
- June 11, 2012 – Chip/Pitch
- June 18, 2012 - 9 Healthy Habitats and Full Swing
- June 25, 2012* – 9 Hole tournament
* Extended session 6:00-8:30PM, includes box lunch
Fee: $60.00 for the series
All equipment and instruction will be provided by The First Tee of Columbus. Participants are welcome and encouraged to bring their own equipment.
Spring Session begins April 21, 201/ Summer Sesssion begins June 5, 2012