Does my child need prior golf experience?
There is no prior golf experience needed. Our coaches are trained in positive youth development. That means they are experts in making young people feel comfortable and assure they have a positive, non-intimidating experience.
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What should my child wear?
Children should wear neat, comfortable athletic attire. Sneakers are appropriate. Golf shoes are not required. No holes or baggie jeans. Children should be dressed appropriately according to weather conditions.
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Is equipment provided?
Children may bring their own clubs or borrow clubs for a season. We are not responsible for missing items. Please ensure all personal clubs and belongings are in their bags before leaving class.
To check-out clubs, please use the link provided: PELP Link
What about inclement weather?
A decision regarding the cancellation of class will be made a minimum of 90 minutes prior to class start time. An email notification will be sent to the address on file. Check out our Facebook page for updates.
Does it matter where I live to enroll my child in classes?
There are no residency requirements.
What are classes like? (What is the child-to-coach ratio?)
Classes are implemented by nationally trained coaches and volunteers. Class sizes are planned at a 6:1 participant to coach ratio. Participants are grouped by age and skill level. Groups are led through a variety of golf skills on the course including putting, pitching, chipping and full-swing while the First Tee Life-Skills Experience is seamlessly included in the on-course curriculum.
How do I register for classes?
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Can I register for more than one class during the week?
No, with the exception of summer camps. The fall and spring curriculum is offered one day a week per location. We ask parents to choose one class in the fall and spring.
What happens if a class is full?
If a class is full, you may register for the Wait List. If a spot becomes available, an email will be sent to you to register for the vacancy. You have 48 hours to accept and complete registration.
What should I expect before class starts?
One week prior to the class start date, you will receive an email which will include location specific information related to drop-off and pick-up, coach information and other pertinent details.
What time should my child arrive to class?
We suggest arriving 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to take your child to the restroom prior to officially checking-in. Your participant should have enough time to make their way through check-in and get settled at their station prior to the start of class. This will also allow all participants to receive any information from our coaches, staff, or volunteers, receive any materials needed and warm-up prior to class.
My child has special needs. Is your program inclusive?
Yes, however we understand there are children who may have cognitive, emotional, and physical disabilities, and therefore we may not be able to accommodate some participants due to program location accessibility. We respectfully request parents to contact us to discuss their child’s needs.
My child has allergies or dietary restrictions. How will the coaches know?
Coaches have access to the participant information that is provided at the time of registration. Please be sure to list any allergies or restrictions for their safety. It is always helpful to remind coaches as well if there is a medication that your child keeps with them during class, for example, Bobby’s epipen is in the side pocket of his golf bag. Dietary restrictions are very helpful in the summer, as we ask kids to bring a snack to camp.
What happens in the event of an emergency?
We will notify the emergency contact on file. Please ensure that this number is up to date.
What else can my kiddo do to stay engaged?
Golf Specific Lessons – In addition to FTS programs if you would like to private lessons we do have golf professionals in the area we can refer you to.
- Knollwood Fairways Instructional Staff (Dale Briggs, Fred VanSteen, Bob Flynt, Melissa Evanich)
- Todd Camplin (Lives at Beacon Ridge)
- Cole Stiles (Pinehurst CC)
- Be on the lookout for opportunities for your kiddos during the off-season or holidays
TYGA Sandhills One-Day & TYGA Tots Tournaments
Fantastic opportunity for your kiddo to get on course and put their experience to practice.
- 9 & 18-hole events throughout the region
- Low cost of entry
- Weekly throughout the summer and multiple off-season events
How can I stay involved as a parent?
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