THE FIRST TEE OF GREATER PORTLAND
How to Register for Classes and Camps
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Class Descriptions and Progressions
The First Tee program consists of five progressive class levels of golf and life skills formulated with the help of experts in the field of positive youth development, sport psychology, education, and golf; and backed by extensive independent research. Each level builds on skills learned in the previous level.
A maximum 8:1 coach to student ratio is maintained to optimize each student’s experience. Within each class, students are divided into smaller groups based on current golf experience and age with golf instruction tailored to each skill group. Life skills for each level are not taught separately, but are seamlessly incorporated into the golf instruction. Repeated exposure to core lessons, especially with younger participants is expected.
PLAYer (Ages 7-18; required for all youth new to The First Tee regardless of prior golf experience)
PLAYer emphasizes playing the game of golf with special emphasis on learning golf and The First Tee Code of Conduct, appreciating the rules and etiquette of the game, developing your game in golf and in life.
Par (Ages 9-18)
The Par level focuses on interpersonal and self-management skills in a more sophisticated manner than PLAYer. Further development of swing fundamentals and increased proficiency in putting and short game skills are also emphasized.
Birdie (Ages 11-18)
Birdie level curriculum has strong emphasis on self-management skills in a more sophisticated manner than PLAYer. Further development of swing fundamentals and increased proficiency in putting and short game skills are also emphasized.
Eagle (Ages 14-18)
While the emphasis in PLAYer, Par, and Birdie levels is on the individual, Eagle level classes focus more on group and community interaction. Topics such as conflict resolution, mentoring and educational planning, diet, fitness and lifestyle are included in Eagle level classes.
Ace (Ages 15-18)
Offers advanced instruction and practices reinforcing life skills.
Spring High School Golf Warm-Up
The High School Golf Warm-Up Class is designed for high school students only, in order to prepare students who are on their high school’s golf team for spring season with a short, four week, session. Currently, we offer this class free of charge to anyone who is interested.
LPGA-USGA Girls Golf
This program provides an opportunity for girls to learn to play golf, build lasting relationships, and experience competition in a fun, supportive environment, preparing them for a lifetime of enjoyment of the game. Golf instruction is specific to each girl’s playing ability.
Golf Camps (Ages 7-18)
The Golf Camps are three-day camps that are activity-based and provide students with the opportunity to focus on improving their golf skills.
Discovery Golf Camps (Ages 4-6)
The Discovery Golf Camps are designed to instill curiosity and enthusiasm for the game with age appropriate activities.
Discovery Golf Classes (Ages 4-6)
The Discovery Golf Classes are once weekly classes designed to instill curiosity and enthusiasm for the game with age appropriate activities.