Welcome to The First Tee of Lakeland

What We Do:

Teach the game of golf to Lakeland area youth; Educate boys and girls through golf by teaching values that are inherent to the game; Provide affordable access to golf instruction and play; Build relationships with kids.

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Nine Core ValuesTM Honesty
Nine Core ValuesTM Integrity
Nine Core ValuesTM Sportsmanship
Nine Core ValuesTM Respect
Nine Core ValuesTM Confidence
Nine Core ValuesTM Responsibility
Nine Core ValuesTM Perseverance
Nine Core ValuesTM Courtesy
Nine Core ValuesTM Judgment

What’s new at The First Tee of Lakeland

The 2014 Ledger Golf Team All County Selections

Many of our youth program participants are named to the 2014 Ledger All County Sports Teams. Becoming a stand-out golfer is the "cherry on top" for some of our program participants who put extra time and practice into their golf game.

We celebrate all of our youth who become young leaders and who give back to their community with skills they have fostered while engaged in our programs.

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Hours of Operation

YMCA Par 3 Course, Home of The First Tee of Lakeland Hours & Prices
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The First Tee Classes, Program Schedule

2015 Session 1 Registration is now open: January 5th start date.

Classes open to The First Tee Program Participants. Please call to register and ask for our Program Coordinator, John Copeland
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YMCA Par 3 Family FUN Days

Bring the whole golfing family to our Family FUN Days.
Once a month, sometimes with a theme, we have FUN on the golf course with our families and friends. We couldn't think of a better place to be than at The First Tee of Lakeland on a Saturday morning.
Please click "read more" to see this month's format and date.
Our photos are in the "About Us" section, check us out!
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LPGA~USGA Girls Golf Days

Changing Lives One Swing at a Time!
The First Tee of Lakeland is a host-site for the LPGA~USGA Girls Golf Program. Open to girls ages 7-17, no golf experience or equipment necessary, we will provide a fun learning environment and golf clubs if needed.
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What We Do

Teach life skills through the game of golf to Lakeland area youth.
Provide off campus opportunities to our First Tee Class participants and program graduates to volunteer and engage in other golf related areas.
Educate boys and girls through golf by teaching The First Tee 9 Core Values & Nine Healthy Habits, that are inherent to the game.
Provide affordable access to golf instruction and play.
Build relationships with kids and families in our community.
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A Program that Works

Research Validates

In a past independent research study of The First Tee, 73% of young people at participating chapters reported high confidence in their ability to do well academically and 52% credited the program for their ability to appreciate diversity.

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Our Impact

The First Tee believes young people in our community are our future leaders. Our programs impact youth and expose them to core values like respect, integrity and perseverance.

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How We Help

One-third of young people say they lack adult role models. The First Tee provides quality youth programs that include adult mentors and safe places.

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