Partnering with local youth organizations

Outreach Programs are partnerships between local youth organizations and The First Tee. Programs, hosted specifically for these fellow non-profits, take place during the summer at Patriots Point Golf Links and are designed to introduce The First Tee Curriculum and Nine Core Values to children across the Charleston area with a long-term goal of engaging them to participate in our Core Golf & Life Skills Programs in the future.

Outreach Partners

  • City of Charleston Recreation Department
  • YMCA of Greater Charleston
  • The Salvation Army
  • WINGS For Kids
  • Lowcountry Autism Foundation
  • Special Olympics
  • Family Connection
  • American Lung Association in South Carolina
  • Junior Girls Day Out Community Project
  • “I AM” Male Mentorship Program

If your organization is interested in becoming an Outreach Partner, please contact us.

In Youth Centers: The First Tee DRIVE

We believe our values extend beyond the golf course, which is why we launched a program to meet youth where they spend time.

Specifically designed for youth-serving organizations, like the Y and the Boys & Girls Club, The First Tee DRIVE gives kids the chance to learn about golf and develop character through fun golf games.

How The First Tee DRIVE Works

We supply the curriculum, the equipment and the training for youth leaders to deliver the program. Much like our other programs, The First Tee DRIVE is designed to introduce kids to golf and The First Tee’s Nine Core Values — respect, courtesy, responsibility, honesty, sportsmanship, confidence, judgment, perseverance, and integrity.

Our Curriculum

We wrote our lesson plans and activity guides with youth development professionals and volunteer leaders in mind. The First Tee DRIVE is a hole-in-one for any setting, class time, and class size.

Our lesson plans introduce youth to golf through activities that resemble sports they may already be familiar with, like baseball, football, bowling, and tennis. Instructors receive an activity guide that includes:

  • 18 detailed activity plans
  • Information section explaining teaching methods
  • Safety and class management procedures
  • Instructional cue cards
  • Golf terms

If your organization is interested in learning more about DRIVE, please contact us.