Why Golf?

Golf is unique from other sports because players learn values like honesty and responsibility by calling penalties on themselves and reporting their own score. The sport is a perfect platform for helping young people develop character because just like in life, players experience the highs and lows of the game.

Healthy and Positive Youth Development Programs

TEACHING LIFE SKILLS AND INSTILLING CORE VALUES THROUGH THE GAME OF GOLF

Junior Golf Lessons and So Much More

In addition to learning fundamentals of the golf swing and the game, our character education and life skills programs help kids and teens prepare for success at school, at home and in their community.

Our Junior Golf & Life Skills Curriculum Focuses on

  • How to manage emotions
  • How to set goals
  • How to resolve conflicts
  • How to communicate with others

The First Tee nine core values

  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Sportsmanship
  • Respect
  • Confidence
  • Responsibility
  • Perseverance
  • Courtesy
  • Judgement

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The first tee nine healthy habits

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

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“We have two sons who are scratch golfers in a non-golfing family. This never could have happened without The First Tee of Greater Sacramento. Andrew and Austin started out in a SAYGolf camp around age 10, just to expose them to the game. They enjoyed it and continued into Little Linkers playing 18 holes with an adult, and then The Junior Tour and competition. They have learned many life lessons from the game and their experiences surrounding it. They have learned to love golf. I especially appreciate the core values and life skills focus of The First Tee versus the domination of competition/winning with other golf programs. The First Tee has helped us raise our sons to feel comfortable with themselves in the world, and give back to the community. I can’t speak highly enough about the difference it has made in our lives.”
Marsha and Charles Roberts