1. When are classes?
Classes are held in the Fall, Winter and Spring after school as well as Saturday afternoon in Immokalee and at Panther Run Golf Club. We also offer a variety of Summer Camps.
2. Where are classes offered?
Currently classes are offered in Collier County: Quail Run Golf Club, Moorings Country Club, Panther Run Golf Club, Quail Creek Country Club, Cypress Woods Golf & Country Club, The Quality Inn & Golf Resort, Golf Club of the Everglades, The Twin Eagles Club, Hideout Golf Club & Club at Mediterra. For a detailed list of course offerings, click here to be directed to our applications.
3. How much does it cost?
Classes, at this time, cost $55.00 per session. A session is typically comprised of 6 weeks.
4. What equipment is needed?
Junior clubs, golf balls and all learning equipment is provided. If a child has their own golf clubs, we recommend bringing them to each class. Appropriate clothing is required. Proper golf attire consists of a collared shirt and long pants or golf shorts. Any type of golf or athletic shoe is appropriate. If you are in need of golf attire, please contact Cindy Darland for assistance.
5. How do I sign up for classes?
You may register by clicking on the appropriate class listed under the heading “RIGHT NOW”. Download the application, fill out application and mail it in accompanied with payment to: The First Tee of Naples/Collier/1370 Creekside Blvd./Naples, FL 34108.
6. Can my child miss classes?
As we are a youth development program, we teach and practice the nine core values: two of which being responsibility and perseverance. Attending class regularly is an easy way to practice being responsible and honoring one’s commitments. We understand, in the case of an emergency and or illness, the participant will need to miss class. Unfortunately, if two out of six classes are missed, it is not demonstrating perseverance or commitment. There fore, if you miss more than two class sessions, you will be dropped from that session and the fee will be non-refundable.
7. What are the classes like?
Classes will last approximately ninety minutes. Instructors will deliver The First Tee curriculum inclusive of the “Nine Core Values” as well as other life skills. All areas of the golf game will be covered as well.
8. What ability and age levels does the program include?
Students will work on a particular curriculum and be evaluated on skills and knowledge from the beginning level (PLAYer)) to advanced levels (ACE). Children ages 7 – 18 may participate.
9. How long does it take to complete the entire program?
Students are encouraged to participate at their own pace. This approach will enable the highest level of enjoyment for all students.
10. What are the other benefits of The First Tee Experience?
Not only do the students enjoy benefits on a local level but numerous opportunities are available on a national level as well. Once students reach the Birdie Level in The First Tee curriculum the following national opportunities are available to them:
A/B Honor Roll
The First Tee Course Reports
The First Tee Life Skills and Leadership Academy
PLAYer Advanced Golf Academy
Hank Haney IJGA
RBS Achievers of the Year Award
The Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach
America’s Future – The Coca- Cola Company
Future Leaders Forum
The First Tee Outstanding Participant Award
The Scholars Program
Speedgolf National Championship
PWC Executive Business Forum
The First Tee Alumni
Leaders & Entrepreneurs Forum
11. How can I support this program?
As a parent, you can help us with supervision and on the course transportation. If you are interested in coaching and or volunteering please check out our volunteer options on our volunteer page. If you would like to make a donation, we are very grateful to receive your assistance please check out our Donate Today page.
12. How do I contact you if I have more questions?