Golf is unique from other sports because players learn values like honesty and responsibility by calling penalties on themselves and reporting their own score. The sport is a perfect platform for helping young people develop character because just like in life, players experience the highs and lows of the game.
First Tee — South Puget Sound offers programs and instruction which focus on developing life skills using the game of golf as its vehicle.
Schedules & Registration
Join us for classes on the golf course at one of our 12 partner golf course locations during the spring, summer, fall, and winter.
Paralleling the structure of the golf instruction program, the First Tee life skills curriculum is divided into five levels, starting with PLAYer (for beginners) and progressing through Par, Birdie, Eagle and Ace.
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Each level consists of six life skills modules and every module contains a “core” lesson that all participants must be exposed to. The core lessons are suitable for delivery to any age group. In addition, the each module includes optional activities. Some give participants additional practice in the core life skills; some are designed for participants 12 and older; others deal with the application of life skills to non-golf situations at home or school.