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

Research reveals convincing evidence that youth involved in our programs transferred life skills to multiple settings and learned and used life skills through the game of golf. Our curriculum, combined with trained educators, empowers participants with a set of skills that prepares them for a lifetime of new challenges.

elementary school program

Since 2004, First Tee has been integrating the First Tee School Program into PE classes across the country. We’ve equipped educators at elementary and middle schools with our curriculum built around the game of golf, while positively impacting kids through both the game and its inherent ability to improve social-emotional learning (SEL) skills. We work with the school to identify funding opportunities, such as sponsors or donations.

This program aligns with national physical education standards developed by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) and is designed to allow physical educators the ability to adjust lessons to fit their specific teaching situations in terms of class size, time, and facility type.

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.

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.

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

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

Alcott SchoolMilwaukee
Bethesda Elementary SchoolWaukesha
Bethune AcademyMilwaukee
Blessed Sacrament SchoolMilwaukee
Browning ElementaryMilwaukee
Bruce-Guadalupe Community SchoolMilwaukee
Burdick SchoolMilwaukee
Canterbury Elementary SchoolGreendale
Chegwin Elementary SchoolFond du Lac
Christ King SchoolWauwatosa
Clarke Street SchoolMilwaukee
Clement Avenue SchoolMilwaukee
Cleveland Elementary SchoolCleveland
College ParkGreendale
Congress Extended Year-Round ElementaryMilwaukee
Cooper Elementary SchoolSheboygan
Cooper SchoolMilwaukee
Craig Montessori SchoolMilwaukee
Cross Trainers AcademyMilwaukee
Dixon Elementary SchoolBrookfield
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary SchoolMilwaukee
Edgewood Elementary SchoolGreenfield
Elmdale Elementary SchoolGreenfield
Elmwood Elementary SchoolNew Berlin
Erin SchoolHartford
Etude Elementary SchoolSheboygan
Fairview ElementaryMilwaukee
Fernwood Montessori SchoolMilwaukee
Fifty-Third Street ElementaryMilwaukee
Gaenslen SchoolMilwaukee
Garland SchoolMilwaukee
Grant Elementary SchoolSheboygan
Grant SchoolMilwaukee
Grantosa Drive SchoolMilwaukee
Granville Lutheran SchoolMilwaukee
Greater Holy Temple Christian AcademyMilwaukee
Hawley Environmental SchoolMilwaukee
Henry David Thoreau ElementaryMilwaukee
Highland View ElementaryGreendale
Horizon Elementary SchoolPewaukee
J.W. Riley ElementaryMilwaukee
Jackson Elementary SchoolSheboygan
James Madison Elementary SchoolSheboygan
Jefferson Elementary SchoolSheboygan
Keefe Avenue SchoolMilwaukee
Kluge ElementaryMilwaukee
La Casa de Esperanza Charter SchoolWaukesha
Lakeshore Elementary SchoolFond du Lac
Lincoln Avenue SchoolMilwaukee
Lincoln-Erdman Elementary SchoolSheboygan
Longfellow Elementary Milwaukee
Longfellow Elementary SchoolSheboygan
Lowell ElementaryMilwaukee
Maryland Avenue Montessori SchoolMilwaukee
McKinley Elementary SchoolWauwatosa
Meadow View Primary SchoolWaupun
Milwaukee Academy of ScienceMilwaukee
Milwaukee College Preparatory School – 36th StreetMilwaukee
Milwaukee College Preparatory School – Lloyd StreetMilwaukee
Milwaukee German Immersion SchoolMilwaukee
Milwaukee Jewish Day SchoolMilwaukee
Milwaukee Math and Science AcademyMilwaukee
Morgandale SchoolMilwaukee
Notre Dame School of MilwaukeeMilwaukee
Parkway Elementary SchoolGlendale
Pigeon River Elementary SchoolSheboygan
Renaissance Lutheran SchoolRacine
Rock River Intermediate SchoolWaupun
Rogers Street AcademyMilwaukee
Ronald Reagan Elementary SchoolNew Berlin
Rose Glen Elementary SchoolWaukesha
Samuel Clemens ElementaryMilwaukee
School for Agricultural and Environmental StudiesFox Lake
Seeds of Health Elementary SchoolMilwaukee
Sheridan Elementary SchoolSheboygan
St. Augustine Preparatory AcademyMilwaukee
St. Charles Borromeo Elementary SchoolMilwaukee
St. John the Evangelist Elementary SchoolGreenfield
St. Marcus School – Harambee CampusMilwaukee
St. Marcus School – Main CampusMilwaukee
St. Marcus School – North CampusMilwaukee
St. Martini Lutheran SchoolMilwaukee
St. Mary’s Springs AcademyFond du Lac
Summit View Elementary SchoolWaukesha
Thurston Woods Campus ElementaryMilwaukee
Whitman SchoolMilwaukee
Whittier SchoolMilwaukee
Wilson Elementary SchoolSheboygan