Life Skills for Children Through Golf
The First Tee North Puget Sound
We believe golf is the best classroom for developing personal success skills.
These skills are: interpersonal, goal setting, self management and resiliency.
We also believe that golf is fun; and should be coached in a fun, active way.
Our program is offered through Affiliate Sites in 5 counties: Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Island, and Clallam.
Our The First Tee Chapter has "service programs":
Scholarships are available for families that need help with program fees.
This program can't succeed without the help of our volunteers and donors. If you would like to donate, or be trained to assist as a volunteer coach, please click on the link below.
The First Tee Life Certification Classes
Classes offer students The First Tee Life Skills Experience through 6 levels of certification. Classes meet one or two days per week.
Certification classes are offered in the Summer Session. Class sizes are limited to 12 students. Tuition for classes is $175 which includes the $25 Annual Membership fee.
Member Participants are eligible to a variety of The First Tee National Network Participant opportunities.
Actual costs of delivering the Certification Classes ranges from $300 to $350 depending on location. The $150 - $200 difference between fees and costs is covered by charitable donations from individuals, families, businesses, foundations, and funding events. Scholarship assistance is offered to families upon request.
The First Tee Golf Camps and Clinics
Camps and Clinics are scheduled throughout the program calendar. Camps are 4 day program with 2-3 hours a day. Camp rate is $150. Camp size limited to 12 youth.
Clinics are one day sessions for 1-2 hours. Clinics are free to current members, $25 for others and credited toward member fee.
Community Outreach Programs
Personal Coaching is available for youth and adults. This can be scheduled with one of our "Nationally Recognized " or Locally Certified (screened and trained) on an individual basis. Suggested rate is $25 per hour (youth) donation, and $40 per hour (adult) donation.
Information about The First Tee North Puget Sound
The First Tee North Puget Sound, is the licensed name provided by the World Golf Foundation to the 501c3 charitable corporation "Grass Roots Jr. Golf Foundation" (GRJGF). GRJGF was approved by the IRS on September 22, 2004.
There are just under 200 The First Tee Chapters in the USA. Other Washington Chapters include South Puget Sound, Greater Seattle, Yakima,
Columbia Basin, Yakima, and Inland Empire (Spokane).
All of our board members are volunteers with a passion for youth development, and an interest in golf. We are constantly seeking volunteer help to lead, guide and help deliver our mission to the community.
The First Tee North Puget Sound, IRS Tax Exempt I.D. # 90-0179136
The four "Life Skills" are delivered to participants in a seamless way of coaching
that encourages exploration and self-discovery. Developing the four skills will help students face challenges at home, school, and at play in a constructive manner. The other inherent values of golf; etiquette expectations, rules dependent on self-responsibility, and the physical and mental challenges also makes golf a unique environment for personal development.
The First Tee® programs provide a unique, seamless integration of a character
development curriculum (containing 9 important values) which is delivered with quality golf skills instruction. Our teaching philosophy is to always keep our program active, affordable, fun, safe, and meaningful.