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.
The First Tee of Eastern North Carolina offers three types of programs.
The First Tee After School Program (ASP) introduces the game of golf to students age 7-18 at a green grass facility (golf course). The First Tee Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits are introduced and reinforced during lessons involving real golf clubs and golf balls on the driving, chipping and putting ranges. Students are also encouraged to play 9-18 holes during each semester. An army of Volunteer Coaches assist in the instruction of all levels in the program; from PLAYer level to ACE level.
Tuesday (4:30-6:00) Par, Birdie, Eagle and Ace at The Emerald Golf Club
Wednesday (3:30-5:00) PLAYer, Par at Minnesott Country Club
Thursday (4:30-6:00) PLAYer at The Emerald Golf Club
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All our programs and instructions focus on developing life skills using the game of golf as its vehicle. We teach and reinforce the following:
The First Tee National School Program (NSP) introduces the game of golf, The First Tee Nine Core Values, and Nine Healthy Habits to elementary students during physical education classes. The use of SNAG (Starting New At Golf) equipment allows the students to experience golf with larger balls (tennis sized), larger club heads, and Velcro targets. This school golf program creates an environment where young people are introduced to the lifelong sport while learning the basic golf motor skills and the inherent values of the game.
Since the program is conducted during the school day, by the PE Teachers, we host a Champions Challenge twice a year so the 5th grade students can show off “their mad skills!”
The First Tee School Day Program (SDP) introduces the game of golf to fifth grade students at a green grass facility (golf course). The First Tee Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits are reinforced during lessons involving real golf clubs and golf balls on the driving, chipping and putting ranges. An army of Volunteer Coaches assist in the instruction of basic motor skills, proper etiquette, and mechanics in golf.
9 Core Values
Honesty, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Respect, Confidence, Responsibility, Perseverance, Courtesy, Judgment
9 Healthy Habits
Physical – Energy, Play, Safety, Emotional – Vision, Mind, Family, Social – Friends, School, Community
The First Tee Code of Conduct
|Respect for Myself
||Respect for Others
|Respect for my Surroundings
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
We are currently facilitating NSP in the following schools:
Comfort Elementary School
Fred A. Anderson Elementary School*
*Also participating in our SDP at a green grass facility.
Participating Golf Courses for School Day Program (SDP):
|Carolina Colours Golf Club
3300 Waterscape Way
New Bern, NC 28562
The Emerald Golf Club
Harbour Pointe Golf Club
|Minnesott Golf and Country Club
806 Country Club Drive
Arapahoe, NC 28510
River Bend Country Club
Taberna Country Club
Participating Golf Courses for After-School Programs (ASP):
The Emerald Golf Club
Minnesott Golf and Country Club