Little Whippers — Learn to Golf
These mini-lessons are designed as an introduction for very young golfers.
Points of emphasis: Fun and games that introduce putting, chipping and the full swing.
Lessons designed specifically for kids to encourage and create an interest in the golf.
Points of emphasis: Short game, putting, chipping and the full swing. Young golfers learn about equipment, golf terms, rules and etiquette. Participants are introduced to the Nine Core Values of First Tee.
Par Level junior golf lessons are for those new to the game or for those who have completed the Player Level.
Points of emphasis: Basic fundamentals of the long and short game, USGA golf rules and golf etiquette. Putting, chipping, irons and woods are taught.
Par Level – Hooked on Golf 1
A comprehensive program of First Tee Minnesota, the goal is to encourage kids to have fun playing golf.
Participants need to provide their own equipment.
Points of emphasis: Basic fundamentals of golf and an introduction to Par Level life skills and certification. Each day also includes a special 30-minute presentation covering golf etiquette, golf course maintenance and the environment.
Par Level – Hooked on Golf 2
The second part of the Hooked on Golf series, the goal is to encourage kids to have fun playing golf. In addition to golf fundamentals, the program consists of games to reinforce golf skills learned. Participants play a few holes on the course one day.
Points of emphasis: Basic fundamentals of golf and an introduction to Par Level life skills and certification. Each day also includes a special presentation covering golf etiquette, golf course maintenance and the environment. Participants can use their clubs from Hooked on Golf I; as no clubs are given for Hooked on Golf II.
Birdie Level lessons are for the junior golfer who regularly plays 9 holes, has completed a Par Level lesson or the equivalent and is truly interested in skill development.
Points of emphasis: Putting, chipping, pitching, sand, irons, woods and course management.
Get Golf Ready Teen
Combine fun, friends and fitness while learning everything needed to play golf. Test your new skills on the course in a casual, friendly setting. Designed for teenagers entering the game of golf with little or no experience.
What to bring: Yourself and a desire to have fun. Bring clubs if you have them, otherwise golf clubs, balls and other equipment are provided for use during class.
First Tee Golf Camp
Improve your golf skills. Receive instruction on various aspects of the game and play the Evergreen Course each day. Campers must bring their own golf clubs and have experience playing nine holes in a safe and responsible manner
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Interested in both instruction and course play? Check out junior lesson leagues below.
Ages 12-17 (9 holes) and 14-17 (18 holes)
Ages 7-12 (juniors only) and 7+ (adult/junior teams)
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Par Level 1
For all abilities that can responsibly play 9 holes of golf and are committed to improving their game. Instruction focuses on etiquette, putting, chipping, pitching, full swing, USGA rules, course management and sportsmanship within the context of First Tee guidelines. First Tee life skills for Par Level are covered and kids have the chance to become certified in First Tee program. Play dates have a shotgun start with all participants starting at the same time on different holes. Kids can play with friends or get paired with others in the league.
Par Level 2
This league builds upon the fundamentals learned in Hooked on Golf I. Juniors work on basic golf skills as well as the Par Level life skills.
Birdie Level 1
Juniors are expected to be able to play 9 holes of golf before joining this league. This league teaches basic golf skills and USGA rules and etiquette within First Tee context. Lessons consist of games and instruction in a group setting.
Birdie Level 2
This league builds on the basic skills learned in Birdie 1 Lesson League. Goal setting and course management are also introduced at this level, but the focus continues to be on having fun and learning skills.
Birdie Elite Level
This league builds on skills learned in Birdie 1 and 2 Lesson Leagues. More advanced golf skills are introduced with friendly competition and tournament play.
This league is for the serious junior golfer who regularly plays 9 to 18 holes of golf. This travel league gives older and more competitive junior golfers an opportunity to play both 9 and 18 holes of golf at local golf courses each week.
Middle School Program
This advanced lesson league is for middle school-aged golfers who have previously played regular lesson leagues and can shoot 50 or lower on a 9-hole course. Lessons cover swing fundamentals, course management and the rules of golf. League format changes each week and includes team and individual play, 2-person best ball, scramble, gross and net scores. This is a fun program designed for the junior golfer that would like to play competitively in high school or summer junior tournaments.
These lessons are for participants in the Championship Course Leagues. They are designed help competitive golfers increase their skills in all aspects of the game including golf skills, on-course strategy, practice techniques, rules, etiquette and mental approach.