Why Golf?

For our full schedules please click "Register my Child" Experiences are our greatest teacher. First Tee believes in developing the ones that are just as fun as they are meaningful, where kids feel excited to grow, safe to fail, and better equipped for whatever comes their way next. Through our personal growth and junior golf programs, we see kids’ build self confidence, inspiring more active participation in leadership opportunities and...

First Tee-Quad Cities offers programs and instruction which focus on developing life skills using the game of golf as its vehicle.

Each session consists of six life skills modules, and every module contains a “core” lesson that all participants must be exposed to. The core lessons are suitable for delivery to their age group. In addition, the each module includes optional activities. Some give participants additional practice in the core life skills; some are designed for participants 12 and older; others deal with the application of life skills to non-golf situations at home or school.First

On the Golf Course

Junior golf is just part of First Tee. Through our program that strengthens character, kids will learn life skills that stay with them into the rest of their lives, like:

  • Understanding and managing emotions
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Setting up step-by-step goals
  • Planning for the future
  • Appreciating diversity

Advancing through the Program

Participants progress through our program not only by age but by demonstrating inner strength, character, and the life and golf skills they have learned.

4-5: Pre K- Kindergarten School Aged- *Emeis Golf Course Only*

6-9: Early Elementary School-Aged

10-11: Older Elementary School-Aged/Early Adolescence

12-13: Middle School/Early Adolescence

14+: High School/Middle Adolescence (*still enrolled in high school)