In 2011, The First Tee introduced a new component to The Life Skills Experience, The First Tee's Nine Healthy Habits. Once recognizing a child's development as more than skills, whether golf skills or life skills, The First Tee teamed with the Annika Foundation and created The Nine Healthy Habits. The First Tee Nine Healthy Habits represent a comprehensive approach to youth wellness and are organized under three categories of pysical, emotional, and social health. Participants who progress within The First Tee Life Skills experience will learn age and developmentally appropriate health and wellness behaviors at each level of the curriculum.
Our programs are designed to provide young people with learning opportunities and educational classes that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf. Our goal is for the young people to complete The First Tee Life Skills Experience and learn to live by our Nine Core Values™: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment.
Our programs are offered three times a year: spring, summer and fall. We offer programming at five different locations across the metro: Heart of America Golf Academy, Drumm Farm Golf Club, Overland Park Golf Club, Ironhorse Golf Club and Sunflower Hills.
You can expect to see the 2013 spring schedules in February, with enrollment beginning in early March. Summer schedules should be available in April, with enrollment beginning in May. Fall schedules should be available by July with enrollment beginning in late July or early August. Please contact our Director of Programming, Secah Shahib, if you have any questions regarding our programs or what level your child should register for. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call him at 913-648-7177, ext. 2.