At The First Tee of Western New York, we work with experts in a variety of fields to deliver junior golf programs that are proven to have a positive influence on kids and teens. Each lesson is designed to be fun, interactive and engaging. Our coaches follow a philosophy centered on positively reinforcing your child’s actions and ensuring a great experience.

The First Tee coaches seamlessly weave golf and character building activities into each lesson. As your child progresses through The First Tee’s programs, the activities and life lessons become more involved, helping your child build character and become even more equipped to make good choices on and off the golf course.

Golf & Life Skills Experience Programs

during the First Tee clinic held at the World Golf Hall of Fame, St. Augustine Florida, May 23,2006. Photo by: Stan Badz/PGA TOUR

Offered year round; our programs are designed around teaching young people the game of golf, as well as helping them understand and ultimately develop The First Tee Nine Core Values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment.

The First Tee National School Program

NSPDesigned for physical educators to use in physical education settings in elementary schools, The First Tee National School Program integrates golf skills with character education in every lesson.

Teachers’ Tee Box


Students practice putting during The First Tee National School Program held at Chimney Lakes Elementary, Jacksonville, Florida, December 13, 2006. Photo by: Stan Badz/PGA TOUR

The First Tee DRIVE is a fun and engaging after-school program for young people at various locations.



Group Clinics

OutreachGroup Clinics and Camps are offered to youth serving organizations in the community to introduce the game of golf, The Nine Core Values, and The First Tee curriculums.