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.

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.

We integrate our program into PE classes across the Greater Charlotte and surrounding areas. Educators at local elementary schools are equipped with our curriculum that’s built around the game of golf. 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.

What is provided?

We provide training, equipment, and lesson plans that combine life, golf and motor skills. This results in an ability to improve social-emotional learning (SEL) skills, while positively impacting kids.

What schools currently have the program?

We are in all of the schools in Mecklenburg County, Union County, Cabarrus County and Fort Mill School District. We are also in schools in Alexander County, Catawba County, Gaston County, Hickory Public Schools, Lancaster County, Lincoln County, Newton-Conover City Schools, and the Rock Hill School District.

To find out if your school is involved, or if you have any questions, please contact David Stevenson at [email protected] or Jules Irvin at [email protected] or fill out the form below and we will be in touch with more information.