Our Programs

Programs & Instruction

The First Tee of San Juan County, NM uses the game of golf as the vehicle to teach the youth in our community how to become better people and how to make better choices. The focus is removed from becoming the best golfer, instead the focus is on self-improvement and a comprehensive understanding of the Life Skills Curriculum.

Each and every participant begins the Life Skills program at the PLAYer Level. Programs will be taught at the Par Level that introduce the Nine Core Values. Through certification, participants move on to the Par Level, which deals with interpersonal skills as well as self- management. Through certification, participants will move on to the Birdie Level, which deals with interpersonal skills, self-management and goal setting. Another certification process will allow participants to progress to the Eagle Level, where participants will learn about taking care of themselves, dealing with peer pressure and how to better prepare themselves for life after high school. Finally, Eagle Certified participants move into the Ace Level and culminate all of their learning into a community project that will prepare them for life after high school.

Programs Schedule & Registration

Aug
30
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Test Event @ Blackbaud
Aug 30 @ 1:12 pm – 2:12 pm
Test Event @ Blackbaud | Charleston | South Carolina | United States

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Sep
6
Wed
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Test Event @ Blackbaud
Sep 6 @ 1:12 pm – 2:12 pm
Test Event @ Blackbaud | Charleston | South Carolina | United States

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Sep
13
Wed
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Test Event @ Blackbaud
Sep 13 @ 1:12 pm – 2:12 pm
Test Event @ Blackbaud | Charleston | South Carolina | United States

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Sep
20
Wed
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Test Event @ Blackbaud
Sep 20 @ 1:12 pm – 2:12 pm
Test Event @ Blackbaud | Charleston | South Carolina | United States

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Sep
27
Wed
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Test Event @ Blackbaud
Sep 27 @ 1:12 pm – 2:12 pm
Test Event @ Blackbaud | Charleston | South Carolina | United States

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Oct
4
Wed
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Test Event @ Blackbaud
Oct 4 @ 1:12 pm – 2:12 pm
Test Event @ Blackbaud | Charleston | South Carolina | United States

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Oct
11
Wed
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Test Event @ Blackbaud
Oct 11 @ 1:12 pm – 2:12 pm
Test Event @ Blackbaud | Charleston | South Carolina | United States

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Oct
18
Wed
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Test Event @ Blackbaud
Oct 18 @ 1:12 pm – 2:12 pm
Test Event @ Blackbaud | Charleston | South Carolina | United States

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Oct
25
Wed
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Test Event @ Blackbaud
Oct 25 @ 1:12 pm – 2:12 pm
Test Event @ Blackbaud | Charleston | South Carolina | United States

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Nov
1
Wed
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Test Event @ Blackbaud
Nov 1 @ 1:12 pm – 2:12 pm
Test Event @ Blackbaud | Charleston | South Carolina | United States

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Instructors

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Program / Instruction / Certification:

TARGET Level Programming
The First Tee of San Juan County, NM has integrated the Life Skills Experience in the schools throughout San Juan County.  Through each school’s physical education program, TFTSJCNM offers block programming for the children in elementary, middle and high school.  While at the school, TFTSJCNM instructors teach more than golf-swing instruction, they also incorporate a curriculum of activities centered around Life Skills.  Each letter in the word TARGET forms an acronym from which lesson plans are developed and include: take aim, anyone can play, respect, golf is a game, enjoy it, and try it.  This introduces the children to The First Tee and is used as a recruiting tool for the PLAYer, Par, Birdie, Eagle and Ace Level training within The First Tee. 
PLAYer Level Programming
PLAYer Level programming is the first step in the official The First Tee Life Skills Experience.  Participants are taught basic level golf instruction which includes: grip, alignment, stance, posture, full-swing, putting, chipping, pitching, golf course terminology and rules.  PLAYer Level participants are also introduced to the golf course in a fun method of using other games/sports to increase their understanding of what they need to accomplish.  More importantly, participants are taught the Nine Core Values, which serve as the foundation for the Life Skills Experience.  Participants learn about respect, courtesy, sportsmanship, honesty, integrity, confidence, responsibility, perseverance and good judgment.  Once a participant has shown understanding with both the golf and life skills, they will be encouraged to certify at the PLAYer Level.  Once tests have been passed, the participant moves into Par Programming.
Par Level Programming
Par Level programming is the second step in the official The First Tee Life Skills Experience.  Participants reinforce the basic fundamentals while learning some more advanced golf instruction, etiquette, terminology and rules.  More importantly, participants are taught the Par Level Life Skills necessary for achievement in their daily lives.  Par Level activities include meeting and greeting (how to introduce yourself), respecting yourself and each other, tips for having more fun, setting a personal par (competition against oneself), and how to keep your composure (the 4 R’s).  Once a participant has shown understanding with both the golf and life skills, they will be encouraged to certify at Par Level.  Once tests have been passed, the participant moves into Birdie Programming.
Birdie Level Programming
Birdie Level programming brings a combination of more advanced golf instruction with more advanced Life Skills.  Participants are given more opportunity to put their golf skills to the test by playing with one another on the golf course.  This situational learning teaches the individual how to make better choices on and of the golf course.  The hands-on course instruction also serves as a perfect arena for the Birdie Level Life Skill programming.  This programming encompasses everything that was learned in Par Level Life Skills, but also bring into the mix the Goal-Setting aspect of life.  The ability to set attainable and positive goals is the true lesson in Birdie Level Programming.  Whether the goals involve golf, school or home life, the participants will be better suited to plan how their lives are going to turn out.  This empowerment is a strong message that The First Tee passes along to its participants.  Once a certain level of golf skills and a true ability to comprehend and apply the life skills have been achieved, then the participant will be able to Birdie certify.  Once the tests have been passed and certification has been achieved, entrance into Eagle Programming will commence.
Eagle Level Programming
Eagle Level programming culminates everything learned in Par and Birdie skills and then takes individual wellness to the next level.  With so many choices being presented to our young people today, it is important to show them that they do indeed have choices.  Peer pressure is usually not the positive way to go, and when individuals are constantly exposed to positive and powerful decision making opportunities, the ability to make powerful and positive choices is the end result.  Physical and mental wellness are discussed in this level of programming as well as more advanced and competitive golf opportunities being introduced.  At this stage of programming, individuals are also encouraged to serve as volunteer mentors to the younger and less experienced participants.   A certification process involving an extensive testing regimen of both golf and life skills is given to Eagle certify.  With that behind them, Ace Level Programming and mentoring is the final step and will serve as preparation for college and beyond.