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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