Eagle Valley has the privilege to bring The First Tee of the Twin Cities program to Woodbury. It is not only our goal to introduce golf as a life-sport to your children, but also include character development that can be used on and off the golf course well into their future.
The First Tee does offer scholarships for those students that cannot afford all or part of the fees to participate in this fantastic program.
The First Tee’s 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 curriculum was developed by experts in the field of positive youth development through sport and is delivered by caring adults (coaches) who have been formally trained by The First Tee.
In the Bogey classes, students are taught the basics of golf in a fun and enjoyable format. The fundamentals of the grip, stance, posture and swing are taught in a way students can understand. The main areas of focus for the Bogey Level are an introduction of the full swing, chipping and putting. The First Tee life skills taught in the Bogey Level focus on honesty, respect and sportsmanship. Lessons are 40 minutes in length with dates varying depending on class.
Participants in the Par classes will build upon the basics taught at the Bogey Level. The fundamentals of the golf swing will continue to be stressed, with the goal of creating a more consistent swing. Lessons at the Par Level will again focus on the full swing, chipping and putting. The First Tee life skills taught in the par level focus on interpersonal communication and self-management skills. These lessons are 45 minutes in length with dates varying depending on class.
Students in the Birdie Level will continue to build upon the solid foundation of fundamentals taught in the Bogey and Par classes. Lessons will continue to cover the long and short game while new topics such as swing plane and course management will be introduced. The First Tee life skills taught in the Birdie level focus on goal setting, honesty, respect and sportsmanship on and off the course. These lessons are 45 minutes in length with dates varying depending on class.
First Tee golf camps are designed to introduce golfers to the game in a fun camp format. Girls and boys will learn about golf equipment, course etiquette, swing fundamentals, and some of The First Tee’s Core Values and Life Skills. Golf camps (with the exception of the Sunday evening girls-only camp) are two hours in length. The LPGA camp is for girls only and will meet for one hour during the each of the six sessions.
(Recreation’s Spring / Summer brochure will be mailed to Woodbury residents in early March)