The Pinnacle of First Tee
Ace certification is the highest level a participant can achieve at chapters of First Tee. After completing the four levels of certification, PLAYer, Par, Birdie, and Eagle, participants have the option of working towards this final step in the program.
Ace focuses on personal planning and will reinforce skills such as self-management, goal setting, self-coaching, interpersonal communication, and resilience that were applied in earlier levels of the program. Using these skills, participants will become Ace-certified by completing four projects that will help them build a foundation in higher education and for a career.
projects completed by Ace participants:
- Community Service: Participants learn the value of giving back by volunteering for activities at First Tee or in the community.
- Career: Participants explore their interests and skills, matching them with career possibilities.
- College: Participants explore issues related to college selection and educational alternatives.
- Golf: Participants examine their golf skills, create an improvement plan, and assess the role they want golf to play in their lives.
Joseph Ford, alumnus from First Tee of the Triad in North Carolina
It is required that participants take one-to-two years to complete all four projects. Although Ace participants will still have a coach, most of the responsibility requires them to work in small groups and independently. Each participant that completes Ace-certification will have shown their ability to apply the lessons they learned both on and off the golf course.
|Madalyn||Ardueser||First Tee of Greater Portland|
|Dario||Ayala||First Tee of Atlanta|
|James||Barnett||First Tee of Fort Worth|
|Robyn||Battles||First Tee of Fort Worth|
|Emily||Black||First Tee Naples/Collier|
|Erica||Bolden||First Tee of Fort Worth|
|Najae||Butler||First Tee of Atlanta|
|Grant||Bumpus||First Tee of Middle Tennessee|
|Alisa||Caraballo||First Tee of Roanoke Valley|
|Jared||Cross||First Tee of the Triangle|
|Beah||Cruz||First Tee of Greater Sacramento|
|Michael||Dent||First Tee of Augusta|
|Seth||Felts||First Tee of Siouxland|
|Caelan||Greenfield||First Tee of Middle Tennessee|
|Oliver||Gore||First Tee of Middle Tennessee|
|Angelica||Harris||First Tee of East Baton Rouge Parish|
|Grayson||Henley||First Tee of Greater Charleston|
|Aaron||Jackson||First Tee of Greater Sacramento|
|Caleb||Jurkonis||First Tee of Middle Tennessee & Smyrna|
|Colin||Kirk||First Tee of the Triad|
|Seth||Lomison||First Tee of the Triad|
|Emily||Lu||First Tee of Silicon Valley|
|Kristen||Morazzano||First Tee of Fort Worth|
|Kyle||Myers||First Tee of Greater Charleston|
|Cassie||Paulin||First Tee of the Triad|
|Colm||Parrish||First Tee of Pittsburgh|
|Ben||Sexton||First Tee Middle Tennessee|
|Mandira||Shashank||First Tee Met New York|
|Max||Shiau||First Tee of Silicon Valley|
|Sydney||Shrader||First Tee of Naples/Collier|
|Jeremy||Smithson||First Tee of Middle Tennessee|
|Caleb||Stevin||First Tee of Middle Tennessee|
|Isabel||Suizo||First Tee of Silicon Valley|
|Maya||Timmons||First Tee of Greater Charleston|
|Melissa||Vicencio||First Tee of Silicon Valley|
|Colleen||Zuk||First Tee of Greater Kansas City|