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The First Tee of WV

firsttee_logoThe First Tee of West Virginia is a chapter of an international youth development organization, introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. On golf courses, in elementary schools and on military instillations, The First Tee has helped shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by teaching values like integrity, respect and perseverance. Through our programs, young people discover how skills essential to success on a golf course can also help them flourish in life.To learn more, visit www.thefirsttee.org

 

HONESTY | INTEGRITY | SPORTSMANSHIP | RESPECT | CONFIDENCE
RESPONSIBILITY | PERSEVERANCE | COURTESY | JUDGMENT

OUR MISSION: To impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

2014 SCHEDULE: Registration begins March 5, 2014

REGISTER ONLINE FOR 2014 PROGRAMMING:
click here

 


Mid-Ohio Valley, Greenbrier County

June 9th-July 21st- (take off Greenbrier Classic Week)
July 28th-September 1st
September 8 – October 13

Eastern Panhandle, North Central

Week of:
April 21 - May 26
June 9 – July 14
July 28 – September 1
September 8 – October 13

 

Charleston, Beckley,
Week of:
April 21-May 26th
June 9th-July 21st- (take off Greenbrier Classic Week)
July 28th-September 1st
September 8 – October 13

  

Weather Policy-A decision for programming will be made by 4:00pm.  Program updates and weather delays and cancellations will be posted on the website.  Parents will receive an email when there is a cancellation in programming.  

 

  • If a child in the Little General Juniors wishes to participate ALL Year, the price is $100. (HALF PRICE!)
  • If a child in The First Tee wishes to participate ALL Year, the price is $150 (HALF PRICE!)
  • If a child qualifies for the Free and Reduced Lunch at school, its just $25 for the entire year (supporting documents must accompany the request).

Please contact Brad Ullman for more information on the above discounts: bullman@wvga.org or (304) 391-5000. 


 

Brief Class Explanation of The First Tee of WV Classes                                                    

The First Tee of West Virginia's goal for programming is to provide a path of progression that will help youth grow as golfers and citizens. Level advancement can occur upon completion of the requirements for each level AND at the recommendation of The First Tee Coach. WATCH THE FIRST TEE OF WEST VIRGINIA YOUTUBE VIDEO!

 

 Little General Junior
Children ages 5-7 who are new to golf or returning Little General Juniors.  Students will be exposed to the basics of putting, chipping, golf course etiquette and more.  This early development program is designed to introduce students to the game in an actual golf course setting with First Tee Coaches leading the program.  Little General Juniors is a stepping stone for The First Tee of WV program, which will further develop students' golf skills, while incorporating the programs Nine Core Values.                                                

PLAYer Level 
Children ages 8 and above who are new to The First Tee of WV or those returning participants who have progressed from the Little General Junior Level.  PLAYer Level students will learn the basic fundamentals of the swing with emphasis on grip, aim, stance, posture, ball position and balance.  PLAYer Level participants are introduced to The First Tee Code of Conduct, Nine Core Values, and Nine Healthy Habits.  These interpersonal and self-management skills will help participants develop much more than their golf game.  Testing is available after a participant is involved in at least 2 full sessions of PLAYer (27+ hours of PLAYer Level Programming).

 PAR Level
The First Tee members who are PLAYer Certified and must be at least 9 years old.  The PAR Level builds on the PLAYer Level by introducing PLAYers to the mental side of golf while learning skills that will help them on and off the golf course.  Participants will work and experiment with their ball flight while continuing to build strong fundamentals.  The focus of the PAR Level is to assist PLAYers in acquiring several self-management techniques that will help them in managing their thoughts, emotions and behaviors in order to perform at their best while playing golf AND while growing up in their lives.  Testing is available after a participant is involved in at least 2 full sessions of PAR (27+ hours of PAR Level Programming).  

 BIRDIE Level
The First Tee members who are PAR Level certified and must be at least 11 years old.  BIRDIE Level participants will enhance their fundaments with working on accuracy in both full shots and short game.  Participants will learn techniques to achieve their best ball flight, distance and consistency.  Of all the Life Skills Experience, goal-setting is one of the most important.  The BIRDIE Level offers PAR Level participants the opportunity to learn how to set and pursue their own goals, which will equip PLAYers with a greater sense of purpose, direction and motivation in their lives.  Testing is available after a participant is involved in at least 2 full sessions of BIRDIE (27+ hours of BIRDIE Level Programming).  Upon completion of testing out of BIRDIE, the Eagle and Ace Level classes will be available for advancing through the entire program.