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.

School Program

In elementary schools in our community and across the United States, many students are teeing off for the first time thanks to the First Tee School Program, bringing our curriculum to your child’s gym during physical education class. 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.

The First Tee School Program gives gym teachers and physical educators the tools to get started. We provide the training, junior golf lesson plans, and equipment.

The goals of the First Tee School Program are to:

  • 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.
  • Show students that golf can be a great part of a healthy and active lifestyle.
  • Make the positive values of golf a part of the classroom and students’ everyday lives.

The First Tee School Program is eligible for Title IV and ESSER funding.

What’s Provided

The First Tee School Program gives physical educators all the tools to get started. We provide the training, equipment, and lesson plans that integrate life skills and values with the game of golf and motor skills. We have an online community for teachers and youth leaders delivering our program, providing access to the curriculum, resources, and connections with peers delivering the program around the country.

Ready to Get Started?

To learn more about implementing this program in your area, contact us below and we will be in touch with more information.


Gifted golf equipment gives kids another sports avenue at Milwaukee Academy of Science

The First Tee School Program at Erin School

Local School Partners

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Chegwin Elementary SchoolFond du Lac
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Clement Avenue SchoolMilwaukee
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Congress Extended Year-Round ElementaryMilwaukee
Cooper SchoolMilwaukee
Craig Montessori SchoolMilwaukee
Edgewood Elementary SchoolGreenfield
Elmdale Elementary SchoolGreenfield
Erin SchoolErin
Fairview ElementaryMilwaukee
Fernwood Montessori SchoolMilwaukee
Gaenslen SchoolMilwaukee
Grant SchoolMilwaukee
Henry David Thoreau ElementaryMilwaukee
Highland View ElementaryGreendale
Keefe Avenue SchoolMilwaukee
Kluge ElementaryMilwaukee
La Casa de Esperanza Charter SchoolWaukesha
Lakeshore Elementary SchoolFond du Lac
Lincoln Avenue SchoolMilwaukee
Longfellow ElementaryMilwaukee
Lowell ElementaryMilwaukee
McKinley Elementary SchoolWauwatosa
Milwaukee Academy of ScienceMilwaukee
Milwaukee German Immersion SchoolMilwaukee
Morgandale SchoolMilwaukee
Rogers Street AcademyMilwaukee
Rose Glen Elementary SchoolWaukesha
St. Augustine Preparatory AcademyMilwaukee
St. Charles Borromeo Elementary SchoolMilwaukee
St. John the Evangelist Elementary SchoolGreenfield
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Thurston Woods Campus ElementaryMilwaukee
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