Five Reasons Your Kids Should Learn Golf This Summer

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Summer is almost here, which means you may be wondering how to fill your child’s time while school is out. This summer, consider an activity that keeps your child active while learning values and life skills that will help them at school and at home: GOLF.

Here are 5 Reasons Your Kids Should Learn Golf This Summer:

1. Your kid will have fun

Golf looks different at The First Tee. Kids participate in group classes where they meet others from all walks of life. And they don’t start off by playing 18-holes, which can be really intimidating for a beginner. Our trained coaches come up with fun and creative games to introduce golf concepts to kids. Not convinced? Just wait until your kid plays golf tic-tac-toe!

2. Anyone can Play

To a kid, golf may seem like a sport only older people play, but that’s only because golf is a lifelong sport. Imagine playing a game you love and can play forever. We offer youth golf programs to youth ages 7 to 18, no matter their background or experience. Worried about affording the game? The average cost per 6-week session is $72. And chapters offer financial aid, so no kid is ever turned away.

3. More time outside

Studies1 show that kids are spending less time outside these days. At The First Tee, you’ll rarely find us in the classroom. We are in the business of doing, not telling. Increased sports activities lead to improved cognitive and academic skills2, which is why participants are taught the game of golf through experience-based learning, out on the golf course or driving range.

4. Learn More than a golf swing

You know that “experience-based learning” we were just talking about? Well, that isn’t just to teach kids the basics of golf. While learning the fundamentals of a golf swing, The First Tee’s character education programs provide a fun, active environment to teach kids how to manage emotions, resolve conflicts, communicate, set goals and much more. They will learn about The First Tee life skills, Nine Core Values and the Nine Healthy Habits.

5. Golf is More Exciting than Ever

Ask anyone who watches golf today, the game still has a few surprises up its sleeve. A large part due to the return of Tiger Woods and many other PGA TOUR players who are defying the odds. The First Tee has a few surprises too, as we offer many exciting national events for kids who progress through our program, including an event played at Pebble Beach!

So why not pick up the game this summer? You may just end up achieving greatness.

Don’t Fizzle when the summer starts to sizzle

At more than 1,200 locations, The First Tee program offers summer programs that are fun and delivered by trained coaches. Our mission is to help prepare kids and teens from all backgrounds for success in all areas of life. Chapters offer full scholarship or reduced fee programming for those with financial need.

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12 responses to “Five Reasons Your Kids Should Learn Golf This Summer

  1. I would like information about summer camp in Weston : dates and costs

  2. Dear Ms. Maldonado, thank you for contacting The First Tee about summer camps! Please visit our locations map, type in your zip code, and contact the chapter in your area. They will be happy to tell you about their summer programs.
    Thank you again!

  3. I would like to know more about this program. When does it start in Greensboro? What is the cost per person. I have two grandsons I would love to enroll them in a program like this while they are young to hopefully get them interested in golf at a early age.

  4. Dear Mr. Hunt,
    Thank you for contacting The First Tee!
    Your local chapter is The First Tee of the Triad and their phone number is 336-698-5444.
    Anyone at the chapter will be happy to help you and answer any questions.

  5. Interested in summer programs. After looking at the locations, Castle Bay or Belvedere CC would be a good location. I didn’t see a chapter contact or email for either one. Can you please provide?
    Thank You

  6. I like what you said about anyone can play and how the kids can get more time outside. My son has been playing games on his tablet much too often, but he’s always wanted to get into a sport. I just didn’t know what sport to set him up with and now I’m thinking having him go to a golf camp would be good for him.

  7. Please add me to the Winston Salem,NC email list. Is it too late to sign up a child for the summer,in Winston Salem,NC?

  8. Hi Rosalind
    Please contact the local chapter in your area and they can help you with registering for the program this summer and staying up to date with info. Their number is: (336) 580-4241

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