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The First Tee of Greater San Antonio

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT img

  • Participant ages range from 8-18.
  • Participant ability levels range from beginner to advanced.
  • Average class size is ~30 participants with ~3 coaches.
  • Participants generally attend class 1 day per week for 1.5 - 2 hrs/wk.
  • Typically, the programs are conducted for 10 weeks at a time. The intent is that The First Tee becomes less of a program and more of a club that kids join and grow up with.
  • Annual Membership Fee of $70/year. This is a one time fee, there are no additional or hidden session fees throughout the year. Financial assistance is available if needed.
  • The program is conducted at the Polo Field Golf Center, Mission Del Lago and Windcrest Golf Courses.
  • Equipment is provided for participants to borrow during the program.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Our Youth Leadership & Curriculum Focuses On:

  • How to manage emotions
  • How to set goals
  • How to resolve conflicts
  • How to introduce themselves
  • How to communicate with others
Nine Core Values:
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Sportsmanship
     
  • Respect
  • Confidence
  • Responsibility
     
  • Perseverance
  • Courtesy
  • Judgment

Nine Healthy Habits:

  • Energy
  • Play
  • Safety 
     
  • Vision
  • Mind
  • Family 
     
  • Friends
  • School
  • Community 

The First Tee Code of Conduct:

  • Respect for Myself
  • Respect for Others
  • Respect for my Surroundings 

Golf & Life Skills Experience

Through The First Tee Golf and Life Skills Experience, a curriculum for teaching character education through specific life skills, young people around the world discover how the skills essential to success on a golf course can help them flourish in life. These skills include, self-management, interpersonal communication, goal-setting, mentoring and effective conflict resolution. The Life Skills Experience sets The First Tee apart from many other junior golf programs and youth initiatives, and ultimately strives to instill in participants The First Tee Nine Core Values.

Certification Levels

1. PLAYer Level : (required minimum age of 8) 1st level.  The PLAYer level introduces how to play the game of golf, with special emphasis on learning golf and Life Skills, appreciating the rules and etiquette of the game, and developing your game in golf and life.

2. Par Level : (recommended 9 & older) 2nd level. Par is for participants who successfully complete the PLAYer level. Life Skills include communication skills and self-management. Golf skills include the fundamentals: grip, stance, posture, and rules and etiquette.

3. Birdie Level : (recommended 11 & older) 3rd level.  For participants who have completed the Par curriculum and have passed an instructor evaluation. Life Skills focus on goal-setting. Golf skills focus on putting, chipping, full swing, course knowledge, and rules and etiquette.

4. Eagle Level : (recommended 13 & older) 4th level.  For participants who have completed the Birdie curriculum and passed another instructor evaluation. Life Skills focus on mentoring, career planning and conflict management. Golf skills include course management, mental playing strategies, and all aspects of the golf swing.

5. ACE Level : (required minimum age of 14) 5th level.  Highest participant level. Focuses on personal planning and reinforces interpersonal effectiveness and growth, and pursuit of golf skills and competitive playing opportunities.

Membership/Registration:

Programming is available to any child 8-18 years of age. Participants join the program when they register for a PLAYer class, the first level of The First Tee Program. Members enjoy many benefits, including access to our facilities. The annual membership fee is $70 yearly. Parents are also encouraged to help support the program in a number of ways: through financial donations, equipment donations, volunteering and supporting our fundraising activities. All playing levels are welcome.


The First Tee of Greater San Antonio has a new Registration Service called Reggie. Reggie will allow parents and par
ticipants to sign up for current or future golf classes to all the The First Tee of Greater San Antonio Golf Course Locations. Reggie is an online registration system that will allow the participant to sign up online and will not have to fill out paper work at the beginning of a new class or session.

Please Click here to register for your particular level golf class with The First Tee of Greater San Antonio Golf Course Locations. If you have any additional questions please talk to Coach Taylor at the beginning of your class date and time.

We do not accept American Express for your Payment Method

Steps to Register Your participant in to our Program

**IMPORTANT NOTE**
You MUST do the following prior to clicking Register Now:
  1. Click Sign up / Log in at the top right of the screen and enter your information to sign-up
  2. Click My Participants at the top of the screen
  3. Under Select a Participant to Edit, click New Participant
  4. Under Participant Information, enter your participant details and click Create 
  5. Click My Memberships at the top of the screen
  6. Under My Memberships, click the link that reads Purchase or Renew Memberships Online
  7. Under Select a Participant, click the participant you'd like to purchase Membership for.
  8. Click Save & Proceed 
    Note:  you will be directed to a third-party payment provider.  
    You MUST complete the credit card transaction to purchase membership.  
    DO NOT CLOSE YOUR WINDOW OR CLICK BACK FROM THE THIRD-PARTY PAYMENT PROVIDER SCREEN.
  9. Once you have purchased Membership successfully, you will see a message thanking you for registering for Membership.  
  10. Click the Return to Events link to sign up your participant for any Membership required event by clicking Register Now.
  11. Fill out your information on the Account step - click Save & Proceed
  12. Click participant name to select them for registration - click Save & Proceed
  13. Click Finish to complete your registration
  14. Once you have completed Registration successfully, you will see a message thanking you for registering. 

Please Click here to register for your particular level golf class with The First Tee of Greater San Antonio Golf Course Locations. If you have any additional questions please talk to Coach Taylor at the beginning of your class date and time.

Attendance Requirements:

Attendance is important and is a criteria for advancement but we do not require that you advance in a given time frame. Every child can advance at there own pace. However, the more regular your attendance, the sooner you will be eligible for advancement.