WELCOME
Formed in 2018, First Tee – Indiana in Greater Terre Haute is one of the newest Indiana program locations. The generosity of donors, community foundations and the City of Terre Haute led to the introduction of the First Tee School Program in all 18 of Vigo County’s elementary schools along with St. Patrick’s school. The organizing committee is working with area golf courses in developing a schedule of green grass programs for this upcoming spring and summer. These classes will offer the First Tee’s Life Skills Experience for area youth. Please see the schedule of class below for the 2020 golf season!

The Life Skills Experience

Led by area golf professionals and dedicated volunteers, the Life Skills Experience classes will offer on-course lessons with our Nine Core Values integrated throughout the program. Participants ages 7-18 will learn golf skills and citizenship lessons while playing games and having fun. Look for our schedules to be posted soon. The following chart shows the breakdown of the Life Skills Experience curriculum.

PLAYer
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.
PAR 
Focuses on interpersonal skills, communication and self management skills.
BIRDIE 
The Birdie level focuses on emphasizing goal-setting, golf skills and the healthy habits.
EAGLE
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.
ACE
 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.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS
First Tee – Indiana at Greater Terre Haute 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 want to apply for a scholarship, you will have the option to do so during the on-line registration process. Any questions, please contact Luci Ross at lross@indianagolf.org.

CLASS SCHEDULES

Country Club of Terre Haute

Coach Chris Veach will offer the following classes at Country Club of Terre Haute.  Please contact Coach Veach if you have any questions. Chris Veach, Chris@ccth.org.

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Session 

Dates

Time

Levels

Fall Camp Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri., Mon., Tues., Wed., September 22,23,24,25, 29,30 4:00 – 5:30 PM Target, PLAYer

Hulman Links Golf Course

Coaches Greg Towne and Sophia Benetti will offer the following classes at Hulman Links Golf Course for all skill levels with games and instruction.  If you have any questions, you can contact Coach Benetti at sophia.benetti@indstate.edu

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Session 

Dates

Time

Levels

Fall Session New dates coming soon! PLAYer, Par, Birdie

 

Idle Creek Golf Course

Coach Logan Waldrop will offer the following classes at Idle Creek Golf Course.  Please contact Coach Waldrop if you have any questions regarding class placement or other inquires. Logan Waldrop, loganw@idlecreek.com.

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Session 

Dates

Time

Levels

Fall Sessions Mon. – Friday, October 12 – 16 4:00 – 5:30 PM Target, PLAYer (ages 5-11)
Mon. – Friday, October 12 – 16 5:45 – 7:15 PM Target, PLAYer (ages 5-11)

 

The Landings Golf Course

Coach Eric Cass will offer the following sessions at The Landings Golf Course.  Please contact Coach Cass if you have any questions regarding class placement or other inquires. Eric Cass, indianagolfer@yahoo.com.

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Session 

Dates

Time

Levels

Summer Tuesdays &Thursdays, May 19 – July 28 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM PLAYer, Par, Birdie
*no golf July 4th week

Rea Park Golf Course

Coach Dave Kennedy will offer the following classes at Rea Park Golf Course.  Please contact Coach Kennedy if you have any questions regarding class dates and times. Dave Kennedy, davekennedy@pga.com.

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Session 

Dates

Time

Levels

Fall Camp New Dates Coming Soon! Target, PLAYer, Par, Birdie

 

VOLUNTEERING

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 in need of trustworthy, caring adults to help us model the First Tee’s Nine Core Values: Honesty, Integrity, Perseverance, Judgment, Responsibility, Respect, Courtesy, Confidence, and Sportsmanship.