Why Golf?

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 events, community involvement, and college scholarships.

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What is First Tee – West Michigan?

We are a youth development organization dedicated to seeing our students succeed academically, socially, and athletically. Our Life Skills Experience provides an opportunity for all three.

What is the Life Skills Experience?

The Life Skills Experience is for students aged 7-17, and includes six-classes per session. Throughout the six classes, basic golf skills are taught alongside our Nine Core Values and Healthy Habits. Each session consists of a 90 minute class offered at various times during the week and weekend.

All participants new to First Tee will start in the PLAYer Level regardless of age or ability. If you would like more information on the Life Skills Experience, click here.

Is my child eligible to receive a scholarship to attend classes?

If your child is eligible for the free or reduced price lunch (FRPL) program at school and/or your family has been financially impacted due to COVID-19, they are eligible to enroll at the scholarship rate of $5 per six-class session.

How much does it cost?

$5 per six-class session for students on scholarship.
$80 per six-class session for full-price students

What are you doing to safeguard from COVID-19?

In 2022, we will continue to take several additional safety precautions to keep your children safe during activities, including offering hand sanitizer, programs with social distancing, and minimizing the sharing of golf equipment. View our Participant Health & Safety Guidelines

Where are you located?

Our main office is located at 3450 36th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512.  We offer programs at many golf locations and schools throughout West Michigan. 

Are there any other questions?

Contact Program Director Taylour Boer at 616-208-1177 or [email protected]