First Tee

of Tampa Bay

The First Tee is an international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. Through after school and in school programs, we help shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf. The First Tee of Tampa is the leading organization for junior golf in Tampa.

The First Tee of Tampa Bay impacts junior golf in Tampa by providing golf and life skill programs such as Group Lessons, LPGA Girls Golf, Summer Camps, Team, Players Club and our Tournament Series. These programs are held at many supporting locations that support junior golf in Tampa.

Our core program is our Group Lesson program that is held at many different locations across Tampa and Hillsborough County. This program provides golf instruction and life skills to juniors aged 5-18. These classes are held every week over a 7 week period. By having some of our other programs in place, in addition to our Group Lesson program, we make ourselves extremely accessible to both junior golfers and non-junior golfers in Tampa. Our LPGA Girls Golf, Players Club, and Tournament Series programs also allow us to also reach more specific groups within junior golf in Tampa.

Our Players Club is a program specifically designed for high school players that are active in Tampa junior golf either through their high school team or local golf club. In this program we meet every week for productive practices, college prep activities, have some food and enjoy a good time.

Our LPGA Girls Golf program is a program for girls who are or would like to be involved with junior golf in Tampa. This program delivers life skills and many other values that are built through comradery amongst the girls in their activities. A typical session would include golf activities, arts and crafts, healthy snacks and fun games!

Our Summer Camps are a popular place for junior golf in Tampa during the Summer months and holidays. Open to any player aged 5-18, Summer Camps are available to beginner and advanced players who would like to be involved with junior golf in Tampa. These week long camps cover all aspects of the game with instruction given by golf professionals and certified First Tee Staff.  Summer Camps are offered at several host facilities that support The First Tee and junior golf in Tampa.

Our wide variety of programs allows us to provide a place for beginner and advanced players to learn life skills, golf skills and core values through the context of golf in Tampa with The First Tee of Tampa Bay.

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Nine Core Values

Why is golf different from other sports?

Players learn values like honesty and responsibility by calling penalties on themselves and reporting their own score. By participating in First Tee, youth are introduced to Nine Core Values which are incorporated throughout the program.

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More than a game

85% of alumni say First Tee helped them become a better student.

At First Tee, kids and teens are learning to play golf along with life lessons and leadership skills. And it’s making a difference. Our programs are positively impacting youth, their families and their communities.


Getting started

Who can play?

First Tee offers group lessons to youth up to age 18 regardless of background or previous experience. Our coaches are trained to make kids feel comfortable and assure they have a positive, non-intimidating experience. All we ask is young people come with an open mind and positive attitude.

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First Tee’s Reach

Our chapter is one of many in theFirst Tee network. First Tee is reaching young people in all 50 states and select international locations on golf courses, in elementary schools and through other youth-serving organizations.

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