Why is Golf is Different From Other Sports?

Categories: Life Skills, The First Tee Nine Core Values

There are many misconceptions about golf. At The First Tee, we have heard them all:
• Golf isn’t a sport

• Golf is boring
• Golf is all luck, no skill
• Golfers are not real athletes

But we know, despite the perception, it is more than a game!

The Top 9 Ways Golf is Different From Other Sports

  1. You call penalties on yourself
  2. You report your own score
  3. Your mind and the course are the opponents
  4. Every course is different—each has its own challenges
  5. It requires and promotes high principles and values
  6. You improve your concentration, combining power with finesse and accuracy
  7. It is a lifelong sport, spanning generations of people who can play 
  8. The handicap system means everyone can play as an equal
  9. You can play the game on your own, with others or as part of a team

celebrating_Pebble BeachWhat makes The First Tee Unique? 

Kids and teens don’t just learn the fundamentals of a golf swing. Our character education curriculum helps teach junior golfers how to manage emotions, resolve conflicts, communicate, set goals and more!

The Power of Relationships

Additionally, The First Tee coaches create positive relationships that inspire young people to discover their individual potential. Through The First Tee Life Skills Experience curriculum, youth build confidence, develop respect and appreciate the value of giving back to their community, all while learning the game.

Contact your local chapter to find out how the young person in your life can get involved today!

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6 responses to “Why is Golf is Different From Other Sports?

  1. Hi Charles, thank you for reaching out. Please visit our locations map here: https://firsttee.org/locations where you can find the nearest chapter to you and their website/contact info. You can contact them directly to discuss pricing and other program questions.

  2. I am looking for a special place for my autistic non verbal grandson to shine. He will be 6 years old by end of this 2019 year but would like to get him into a space that can and will help him develop emotionally and perhaps help him come out with his speech. They live in zip code 21222 and would like to know which course would best serve him. Please advise at your earliest convenience.

  3. I was wanting to look at starting a chapter is the southern part of Ohio that is not being represented. Was just wondering what would be needed to start a chapter for this area of the state. Thanks.

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