First Tee — Greater Detroit

First Tee — Greater Detroit helps reshape the worldview of young people in Detroit and surrounding areas by teaching life skills and character education though the game of golf. We partner with schools, parents, and the community to provide evidence-based curricula for participants to achieve successful outcomes for their future. The Greater Detroit chapter is part of a national youth development organization, First Tee, focused on instilling life-enhancing values in children through the game of golf.

Partner Golf Courses

City of Detroit Golf Courses:
Rackham Golf Course | 10100 W 10 Mile Road | Huntington Woods, MI 48070
Rouge Park Golf Course | 11701 Burt Road | Detroit, MI 48228

First Tee Program Levels

TARGET
This is the introductory level class for youth ages 5 -6 years old. It provides a fun and safe environment that creates curiosity about the game of golf. The class utilizes the Nine Core Values & Healthy Habits to create a fun and seamless environment for participants to learn the game of golf.

PLAYer
This is the first level class of First Tee. All participates must start at this level when first joining the program. This class utilizes the Nine Core Values & Healthy Habits to create a fun and seamless environment for participants to learn the game of golf.

PAR
This class is for participants who have successfully completed certification at the PLAYer Level, with a minimum age of 9. It will build on the skills, Nine Core Values, & Healthy Habits learned in the PLAYer program with a greater focus on interpersonal communication and self-management skills.

BIRDIE
This class is for participants who have successfully completed certification at the PAR Level, with a minimum age of 11. It will build on what was learned in both the PLAYer and PAR Levels with a concentrated emphasis on setting goals and making them a reality.

EAGLE
This class is for participants who have successfully completed certification at the BIRDIE Level, with a minimum age of 13.  It will build on what was learned in the PLAYer, PAR, and BIRDIE Levels and has a concentrated emphasis on learning resilience, conflict resolution, and future planning.

ACE
This class is for participants who have successfully completed certification at the EAGLE Level, with a minimum age of 14. It will build on what was learned in the PLAYer, PAR, BIRDIE, and EAGLE Levels and will hone in on setting goals, career education, and giving back to the community.

When:

Classes are offered during the Spring, Summer, and Fall.