Bringing Golf Into Schools

The First Tee National School Program introduces the game of golf and The First Tee Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits to elementary students during physical education classes. Currently introduced to more than 7,000 elementary schools, this school golf program creates an environment where young people are introduced to the lifelong sport while learning the basic golf motor skills and the inherent values of the game.


Lesson Plans

Physical educators receive professional development training and are provided age-appropriate materials, junior golf lesson plans, and equipment for effective implementation into their existing physical education programs.

Program Objectives

  • Provide a safe, introductory golf program appropriate for today's elementary school physical education students and teachers.
  • Enable physical educators to introduce golf consistent with national standards developed by the Society for Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE).
  • Develop student appreciation for the positive personal and social values associated with the game with each lesson.
  • Engage students in “healthy habit” warm-up activities with each lesson.
  • Present golf to students as a lifelong recreation and health-enhancing activity.
  • Provide tools that enhance opportunities for students to transfer positive values and health-enhancing habits to their everyday lives.

Bring Golf to Your School

The First Tee National School Program provides elementary schools witha program designed to introduce students to golf, core values and healthy habits. Learn More »


Find out if The First Tee National School Program is in an elementary school near you. Learn More »

Teachers' Tee Box

Physical educators who are trained and certified to teach the National School Program can explore and share resources to most effectively deliver the program to students. Learn More »

Sponsor A School

Become a vital part of The First Tee’s mission by sponsoring an elementary school in your community. Learn More »

A Closer Look

Read highlights from a recent study designed to measure outcomes of the program. Learn More »


The golf equipment utilized as part of The First Tee National School Program is modified to be developmentally appropriate for children. Learn More »