At First Tee – Augusta, we’re Building Game Changers by empowering kids and teens to be the best version of themselves.
By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with character-building, we create learning experiences that help kids uncover their inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that they can carry to everything they do.
Our trained coaches not only provide an introduction to junior golf and an opportunity to enhance golf skills, but they also create a safe, supportive, and empowering environment to help your child prepare for life ahead, including friendships, school, college and even their careers.
Through our program, kids will learn skills that stay with them for life:
- Understanding and managing emotions
- Resolving conflicts
- Setting up step-by-step goals
- Planning for the future
- Appreciating diversity
- Golf fundamentals and advanced techniques
Advancing through the Program
At each age group, participants engage with the 5 Key Commitments: Pursuing Goals, Growing through Challenge, Collaborating with Others, Building Positive Self-Identity, and Using Good Judgement, while focusing on mastering golf fundamentals and building upon a golf skill foundation as they advance within the program.
- Be active and have fun with peers in a safe and encouraging manner
- Build inner strength and self-confidence
- Learn to play golf
- Focus on building relationships with other players while exploring the game of golf
- Explore character concepts in active and collaborative ways that are valuable on and off the course
- Develop golf skills and enthusiasm for the game
- Support positive Game Changing behaviors in fun and meaningful ways
- Explore both golf skills and characters commitments while having fun with peers
- Provide opportunities to demonstrate mastery and growth in golf skills and abilities
- Support growth and development of early adolescents
GOLF & LIFE SKILLS CLASSES
Membership at First Tee – Augusta is open to participants 7-18 years old. Payment of the $100.00 Fee is required for each 8-week session of participation. Participants must complete one 8-week golf and life skills class during the calendar year. Membership and benefits will be activated upon enrollment in an 8-week session. Temporary membership cards will be issued on the first day of class. Upon successful completion of an 8-week session, not exceeding two absences, participants will receive permanent First Tee – Augusta Membership Cards. Membership cards expire on December 31st.
$100 Session Fee
The Session Fee includes participation in an 8-week golf and life skills class and membership benefits. Students are required to complete the class, not exceeding two absences, to receive their membership card.
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.
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:
- $1.00 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 presented during the transaction, public rates will apply.
GOLF & LIFE SKILLS CURRICULUM
First Tee – Augusta offers four 8-week sessions 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.
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
TOURNAMENTS & EVENTS
First Tee – Augusta hosts fun and competitive tournaments to help prepare students for tournament play. Tournaments can be stressful nail-biting experiences. First Tee’s 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 self-sufficient “tournament ready” participants and families.
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 First Tee – Augusta during the school day. First Tee – Augusta funds the transportation for Physical Education classes at participating schools to attend for four, 1.5 hour modules held every other week. Students use real and adaptive equipment during this fun introduction to golf and life skills. Students receive full membership to First Tee – Augusta. First Tee – 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.
First Tee – Augusta hosts free outreach clinics in partnership with schools, churches, and other youth serving organizations to expose young people to golf and life skills. Clinics are typically scheduled for 1 – 1.5 hours at First Tee – Augusta. Students are introduced to the First Tee Nine Core Values and the fundamentals of golf, through fun and engaging golf activities infused with a healthy does of life skills.
First Tee – 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.
First Tee – Augusta hosts summer golf camps that are a fun and unique introduction to golf and life skills.
First Tee – Augusta awards college scholarships to graduating Seniors who meet the scholarship criteria.
Involvement in First Tee provides unique opportunities for teen participants. These opportunities have been created to recognize and reward the commitment participants have mane to being a game changer on and off the course, through character development, education, and golf skills. Modification to qualification requirements have been made over the past several years to encourage teen retention and progression among the chapter network. Opportunities are typically offered at no cost to the participant or their family. Participants are encouraged to apply for national opportunities each year.
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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YOUTH ON COURSE
Youth on Course membership allows juniors age 6-18 an incredible opportunity to play affordable golf. Members can play for $5 per round at participating courses. Members of First Tee- Augusta receive a complimentary Youth On Course membership included in their annual fee.
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Youth On Course Member ID
Contact the First Tee – Augusta front desk for your Youth On Course Member ID.
- Build character and support personal development
- Develop additional golf skills and abilities
- Look toward their future and plan their own paths
- Evaluate, reflect, and apply their understanding of life and golf skills to new situations on and off the course