Tee Up In Physical education Class

In elementary schools in our community and across the United States, many students are teeing off for the first time thanks to The First Tee National School Program, bringing our curriculum to your child’s gym during physical education class. By teaching elementary students The First Tee’s Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits, we’re putting them on the course to a healthy and active lifestyle.  In 2017, 12,643 students in Charleston and Berkeley counties were introduced to golf and life skills in their physical education classes.

Lesson Plan

The First Tee National School Program gives physical education teachers the tools to get started. We provide the training, junior golf lesson plans, and equipment.

Our Mission

  • Create a safe introduction to golf for today’s students and teachers.
  • Ensure that golf education meets the same national standards developed by the Society for Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE).
  • Help students build character and confidence through the positive personal and social values associated with the game.
  • Show students that golf can be a great part of a healthy and active lifestyle.
  • Make the positive values of golf a part of the classroom and students’ everyday lives.


A.C. Corcoran Elementary, North Charleston
Sponsor: Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Phillips

Angel Oak Elementary, Johns Island
Sponsor: In Honor of Mr. Eugene White

Ashley River Creative Arts, Charleston

Carolina Voyager, Charleston

Cainhoy Elementary, Huger
Sponsor: Mr. Joseph T. Keegan Jr. & Mr. Earl E. Davis Jr

Charleston Development Academy, Charleston
Sponsor: Carolina Eye Care & Harbor National Bank

Charleston Progressive Academy, Charleston
Sponsor: Mr. and Mrs. William B. Turner III

Chicora Elementary, North Charleston
Sponsor: John & Barbara Boatwright in Memory of Susan McClanan Boatwright

E.A. Burns Elementary, North Charleston
Sponsor: Mr. Gordon Lovingood

E.L. Frierson, Wadmalaw Island
Sponsor: In Honor of Mr. Eugene White

Goodwin Elementary, North Charleston
Sponsor: Comcast Foundation

Hunley Park Elementary, North Charleston
Sponsor: Comcast Foundation

Hursey Elementary, North Charleston
Sponsor: Graham and Candice Kenan

James Island Elementary, James Island
Sponsor: In Honor of Mr. Eugene White

Julian Mitchell School of Math and Science, Charleston
Sponsor: Mr. Phillip J. Tralies and Mr. Timothy E. Scofield

Ladson Elementary, Ladson

Lambs Elementary, North Charleston
Sponsor: Comcast Foundation

Marrington Elementary, Goose Creek

Mary Ford Elementary, North Charleston
Sponsor: Mrs. Candice Kenan

Memminger Elementary, Charleston
Sponsor: Mr. John Gantt

Mevers School of Excellence, Goose Creek

Montessori Community, West Ashley

Murray-Lasaine Elementary, James Island
Sponsor: Mr. Whitten Meares, Mr. Jimmy Hagood, & Mr. Ernie Ravenel

North Charleston Elementary, North Charleston
Sponsor: G. Reid Banks in Honor & Memory of Mr. Gary C. Banks Jr.

North Charleston Creative Arts, North Charleston

Oakland Elementary, Charleston
Sponsor: Comcast Foundation

Orange Grove Charter, Charleston
Sponsor: Comcast Foundation

Pepperhill Elementary, North Charleston
Sponsor: Comcast Foundation

Phillip Simmons Elementary, Wando
Sponsor: Comcast Foundation

Springfield Elementary, Charleston
Sponsor: Force Protection, Inc.

St. James Santee Elementary, McClellanville
Sponsor: Comcast Foundation

Westview Primary, Goose Creek

Do you know a school that would like to join the 32 Charleston and Berkeley county schools currently hosting the National School Program?  Email NSP Coordinator, Wayne Nance, to learn more!