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.

On the Golf Course

Junior golf is just part of First Tee. Through our program that strengthens character, kids will learn life skills that stay with them into the rest of their lives, like:

  • Understanding and managing emotions
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Setting up step-by-step goals
  • Planning for the future
  • Appreciating diversity

Advancing through the Program

Participants are enrolled by age and progress through levels by age and demonstrating inner strength, character, and the life and golf skills they have learned.

  • Ages 7-9 – Tee it up for the first time and learn the game of golf and First Tee’s Code of Conduct
  • Ages 10 & 11 – Focus on interpersonal and self-management skills on and off the course
  • Ages 12 & 13 – Emphasis on setting goals and making them a reality
  • Ages 14 -18 – Learn resilience, conflict resolution, and how to put it all together and hone in on setting goals, career education, and giving back to the community

Our Programs

MEMBERSHIP FEES & BENEFITS

First Tee – Augusta participants pay the Annual Membership Fee AND must complete at least one 8-week golf and life skills class during the calendar year to be considered a member of First Tee – Augusta. Membership at First Tee – Augusta is open to participants 7-18 years old.  Payment of the Annual Membership Fee is required each calendar year.  First Tee – Augusta members receive a First Tee – Augusta Membership Card that must be presented at the golf shop desk to receive discounted member rates.  Membership cards expire on December 31st.

RETURNING MEMBERS who have an expired card from the prior year, but would like to use their member benefits, may pay the Annual Membership Fee at any time prior to registering for an 8-week class in the current year.  They must complete at least one certifying golf and life skills class during the calendar year.
NEW STUDENTS are required to purchase the Annual Membership Fee at the same time they register for an 8-week golf and life skills class.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Annual Membership Fees purchased for new students who are not registered for a golf and life skills class will not be honored nor refunded.


MEMBERSHIP FEES

The First Tee of Augusta strives to maintain affordable program fees:

ANNUAL FEE                     $55.00/participant (Includes a chapter shirt)
The Annual Fee activates membership for the calendar year and provides membership benefits at The First Tee of Augusta for the calendar year.  New students who have never taken a class at The First Tee of Augusta can only pay their Annual Fee at the time they register for a class.  Returning students may pay their Annual Fee prior to taking a class for the calendar year only if they completed a class in the prior calendar year.

CLASS FEE (8-week class)       $60.00/participant
The Class Fee covers participation in an 8-week golf and life skills class.  Students are required to complete at least on golf and life skills class each year to maintain their membership.

Fee scholarships are available.
No student will turned away based on their inability to pay.
Apply for Fee Scholarship during online registration.  Fee scholarships do not guarantee space in the class.
Space must be available in the class for the student to enroll.


MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

First Tee – Augusta members will receive a new membership card each year allowing them to receive great benefits at our chapter facility.

Membership benefits include:

  • 50¢ Range Ball Buckets
  • $1.00 Rounds of Golf
  • Golf instruction
  • Fun, Competitive Opportunities
  • Discounted green fees at participating local courses
  • National First Tee Participant Opportunities

In an effort to develop responsible behavior, students are required to present their membership card to receive range balls, rounds of golf and discounted green fees. If the membership card is not present at the tie of the transaction, public rates will apply.

GOLF & LIFE SKILLS CLASSES (8-WEEKS)

First Tee – Augusta offers four 8-week seasons of golf and life skills classes annually.  Students attend golf and life skills classes once a week for 8 consecutive weeks, typically for 1.5hrs each week.  Additionally, four scheduled matches and skills competitions are incorporated into the classes on alternating Saturdays to familiarize students with the various formats of on course play and skills development.

Participants are enrolled by age and progress through levels by age and demonstrating inner strength, character, and the life and golf skills they have learned.

  • Ages 7-9 – Tee it up for the first time and learn the game of golf and First Tee’s Code of Conduct
  • Ages 10 & 11 – Focus on interpersonal and self-management skills on and off the course
  • Ages 12 & 13 – Emphasis on setting goals and making them a reality
  • Ages 14 -18 – Learn resilience, conflict resolution, and how to put it all together and hone in on setting goals, career education, and giving back to the community
SCHOOL DAY PROGRAMMING

SCHOOL DAY PROGRAMMING

The First Tee of Augusta has partnered with six Richmond County schools to present a multi-session unit of golf instruction for students in the 3rd – 6th grade at The First Tee of Augusta during the school day.  The First Tee of Augusta funds the transportation for Physical Education classes at participating schools to attend the sessions at The First Tee of Augusta for four sessions held once a week for 1.5 hours, every other week.  Students use real and adaptive equipment during this fun introduction to golf and life skills. Students receive full membership to The First Tee of Augusta.  The First Tee of Augusta provides all of the necessary golf equipment, instructional materials, and golf and life skills coaches to lead the modules. The Physical Educator(s) are asked to assist the coaches during each class module. First Tee – Augusta membership is provided to each students at no cost to the students, school or Board of Education. Students are encouraged to visit First Tee – Augusta to practice outside of their assigned school time.

OUTREACH CLINICS

First Tee – Augusta hosts free outreach clinics in partnership with schools, churches, and other youth serving organizations to expose them to golf and life skills.  Clinics are typically scheduled for 1 – 1.5 hours at The First Tee of Augusta.  Students are introduced to the facility, the fundamentals of the sport, the fundamental of The First Tee Nine Core Values.  Clinics consist of fun and engaging golf activities infused with a healthy does of life skills.

FIELD TRIPS

The First Tee of Augusta hosts field trips in partnership with local schools to expose them to golf, life skill and the Science of Golf through fun, engaging  and educational activities. Each field trip is unique.  Contact us to plan and schedule a field trip.

SUMMER CAMPS

First Tee – Augusta hosts full-day, week-long summer golf camps for members of First Tee – Augusta and non-members.  Camps are a fun and unique introduction to golf and life skills.

TOURNAMENTS

First Tee – Augusta hosts fun and competitive tournaments to help prepare students for tournament play. Tournaments can be stressful nail-biting experiences. With any competition comes the desire to win. The First Tee Nine Core Values help students respond appropriately in a tournament setting. Educating and preparing parents to support their children in tournament play is also beneficial. Competing against other First Tee-Augusta participants, as well as other players in the CSRA is vital to our participants growth. We strive to create the most self-sufficient tournament ready “FAMILIES” we can at First Tee-Augusta.

Upcoming Tournaments

 

 

CHAPTER OPPORTUNITIES

College Scholarships

First Tee – Augusta awards college scholarships to  graduating Seniors who meet the scholarship criteria.

Birdie Bucks Rewards Program

The Birdie Bucks Rewards Program is a fun and engaging incentive program for member of First Tee – Augusta.  Members will have opportunities to earn Birdie Bucks during their golf and life skills classes and other special occasions.

Birdie Bucks that can be redeemed for:

• Golf Clubs
• Golf Bags
• Golf Shoes
• Golf Balls
• Golf Gloves
• and other fun and useful items!

Birdie Bucks can be redeemed for designated items displayed in the golf shop at any time.  Other items that require the knowledge or recommendation of our coaching staff can be on Fridays only.  Birdie Bucks can only be redeemed for donated, in stock items that have been designated for the Birdie Bucks program.  Birdie Bucks cannot be applied to golf shop or special order merchandise or program fees.  Birdie Bucks must be presented at the time of redemption, and do not expire.
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