Formed in 2016, The First Tee of Indiana-East Central is one of the newest Indiana program locations. East Central encompasses Anderson and Muncie and offers the Certifying Program at four locations: Delaware Country Club, Fall Creek Golf Course, Anderson Country Club and Crestview/MDs Academy. First Tee programming includes five levels of curriculum. All participants regardless of age and ability begin at the PLAYer level.

Introduction to the game of golf with an emphasis on learning The First Tee Code of Conduct, core values, golf skills and healthy habits as well as appreciating the etiquette and rules of the game. Every participant must start at this level, regardless of their age or skill level.
Focuses on interpersonal skills, communication and self management skills.
The Birdie level focuses on emphasizing goal-setting, golf skills and the healthy habits.
Emphasizes resilience skills, conflict resolution, and planning for the future. Golf skills become a heavier focus at the Eagle level and the skills test becomes much more advanced.
 In the highest and most advanced level of The First Tee, Ace participants learn how to give back to their community through a focus on volunteerism and education. Planning for the future, honing golf skills, and setting goals are major components to Ace level.


class schedule

MD’s golf Academy and Crestview Gc, anderson

This class includes 8 weeks of professional instruction by PGA Golf Professionals Doug Bishop, Matt Sauter, PGA Apprentice Nick Foster and staff. Four weeks of instruction will take place at MD’s Golf Academy and four weeks of on-course instruction at Crestview Golf Club. Registration also includes a 12 bucket range card from MD’s Academy and member to the Executive Course at Crestview Golf Club. We will also have a end-of-the-year awards night and cookout. 






Summer Fridays, June 5 – July 24 8:30 – 10:30 AM Target, PLAYer, Par, Birdie, Eagle

The First Tee of Indiana-East Central offers scholarships to kids on a need basis. Our goal, as a community, is to ensure every kid has a place to learn, have fun, and cultivate friendships. If you would like to apply for this financial assistance, you will be prompted to do so during the on-line registration process. Please contact Luci Ross, lross@indianagolf.org with any questions.


The First Tee relies heavily on the help of volunteers to run our programs. While many opportunities relate to golf, most locations have the need for support off the course as well. Some of the volunteer opportunities at locations include event planning, mentoring, coaching, and in-school programming. We are always looking for trustworthy, caring adults to help us model of The First Tee’s Nine Core Values: Honesty, Integrity, Perseverance, Judgment, Responsibility, Respect, Courtesy, Confidence, and Sportsmanship. For more information, use the VOLUNTEER button on the top of the page.

Please join us at our fundraising outing

Look for information to come about our 2020 fundraising outing.