In Elementary Schools

The First Tee National School Program

elementary school programTee it Up In Physical Education Classes

In more than 10,000 elementary schools across the United States, many students are teeing off for the first time thanks to The First Tee National School Program, bringing our curriculum to your child’s gym during physical education class. Through safe, fun activities, elementary students are learning the basic skills of the lifelong sport of golf.  By teaching elementary students The First Tee Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits, we’re putting them on the course to a healthy and active lifestyle.

Our Program Objectives

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  • Create a safe introduction to golf for today’s students and teachers.
  • Ensure that golf education meets the same national standards developed by the Society for Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE).
  • Help students build character and confidence through the positive personal and social values associated with the game.
  • Engage students in daily lesson activities that lead to development of basic golf motor skills
  • Show students that golf can be a great lifelong recreation and health-enhancing activity.
  • Make the positive values of golf a part of the classroom and students’ everyday lives.

Components of the Program

The First Tee National School Program gives physical educators the tools to get started. We provide the training, equipment and lesson plans that integrate golf skills, motor skills, core values and healthy habits.

elementary school programProven Outcomes

The First Tee National School Program integrates golf motor skill development with character education and wellness. It’s a winning combination! Read about our independent case study research outcomes, PGA of America school golf program independent review results, and what physical educators engaged in the program have to say. Research results »

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The values my students have learned through The First Tee National School Program carry over into their lives as productive citizens of society. It has become real and meaningful to them and they are able to understand and tell you what these values really mean and how it has affected them in other areas of their lives.

Robin Randolph, Union Elementary, Brunswick County Schools, Shallotte, N.C.

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Each year, elementary students across the country tee up for the first time during PE. Through The First Tee National School Program, PE teachers are trained to teach golf in school. But this time, it was former students that gave the golf lesson. Madison Lehr and Meg Lavinder from The First Tee of Greater Richmond …

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