WHY GOLF?

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.

CHAPTER INFORMATION

First Tee – Coastal Carolinas offers programs and instruction which focus on developing life skills using the game of golf as its vehicle.

Fall Programming

8 week session cost is $60. Regardless of age, if your child is new to the program, they must register for a PLAYer level class as our classes are certifying programs. If your child needs clubs, please email Terry@FirstTeeCoastalCarolinas.org

We currently offer classes at these area locations around Brunswick County. They are:

Day of Week Level Location Town Time
Monday PLAyer Magnolia Greens Leland 4:30-6:00PM
Tuesday Birdie Cinghiale Creek Shallotte 4:30-6:00PM
Tuesday LPGA Girls Golf Cinghiale Creek Shallotte 4:30-6:00PM
Tuesday PAR Cinghiale Creek Shallotte 4:30-6:00PM
Tuesday Birdie Carolina National Bolivia 4:30-6:00PM
Wednesday Birdie Magnolia Greens Leland 4:30-6:00PM
Wednesday PAR Magnolia Greens Leland 4:30-6:00PM
Wednesday PLAYer/PAR Carolina National Bolivia 4:30-6:00PM
Thursday Eagle/Ace Carolina National Bolivia 4:30-6:00PM
Thursday PAR Carolina National Bolivia 4:30-6:00PM
Thursday PLAYer Olde Forte Leland 4:30-6:00PM
Thursday ACC PLAYer Only Cinghiale Creek Shallotte 3:30-5:00PM
Thursday PLAYer Cinghiale Creek Shallotte 4:30-6:00PM
Thursday PLAYer South Harbour Southport 4:30-6:00PM
Friday Little Linksters Cinghiale Creek Shallotte 4:45-5:30PM
Saturday Eagle Cinghiale Creek Shallotte 10:15-11:45AM
Saturday PLAYer Cinghiale Creek Shallotte 2:00-3:30PM

Registration is open! click here! 

PLAYer Level

PLAYer is the introductory level of The First Tee Life Skills Experience for children ages 7-17 years old.  All participants (regardless of age or previous ability) will enter The First Tee Golf and Life Skills Experience at the PLAYer level.  PLAYer teaches participants how to play the game of golf with special emphasis on learning golf, The First Tee Code of Conduct, and The First Tee Nine Core Values™.  These interpersonal and self-management skills will help out participants develop much more than their golf games.

Par Level

The Par Level builds on the PLAYer level by introducing participants to life skills that will help them both on and off the golf course.  The main focus of the Par level is to assist participants in acquiring several self-management techniques and interpersonal skills that will help them in managing their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in order to perform at their best both on and off the golf course.

Birdie Level

Of all of the life skills addressed in The First Tee Life Skills Experience, goal-setting is one of the most important.  The Birdie level affords participants the opportunity to learn how to set and pursue their own goals.  This will provide participants with a greater sense of purpose, direction, and motivation in their lives.

Eagle Level

The Eagle Level is designed for participants who have demonstrated a commitment to both the game of golf and to attaining the associated set of Golf and Life Skills.  An Eagle Level participant will learn about wellness, diversity, building go-to teams, and conflict management.

Ace Level

The Ace Level offers advanced instruction and practice in many of the Golf and Life Skills introduced in the PLAYer, Par, Birdie, and Eagle levels.  Ace focuses on personal planning and reinforces interpersonal communication, self-management, goal-setting, self-coaching, and resilience skills that were applied in the earlier levels learned in The First Tee Life Skills Experience as they prepare for life after high school.

Certification

To progress from one certification level to the next, participants must complete a variety of Golf and Life Skills evaluations.

PLAYer Level:  Written Golf/Life Skills test, Putting and Playing Requirements

Par Level:  Written Golf Skills Test, Written Life Skills Test, Putting, Short game and Playing Requirement

Birdie Level:  Written Golf Skills Test, Written Life Skills Test, Putting, Short game, Approach, Fairways, and Playing Requirement

Eagle Level:  Written Golf Skills Test, Written Life Skills Test, Putting, Short game, Approach, Fairways, and Playing Requirement

Each level’s requirements get more difficult as the program is meant to grow and expand with the child’s development.

There are also age minimums that must be met to move up on to each level:

PLAYer:  7 years old* to enter
Par:  9 years old* to enter
Birdie:  11 years old* to enter
Eagle:  13 years old* to enter
Ace:  14 years old* to enter

*  Age during the registered programming cycle.


If your child needs golf clubs, please contact Terry at terry@firstteecoastalcarolinas.org.