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First Tee School Program introduces the game of golf, core values and  healthy habits to elementary students during physical education courses. This school golf program creates an environment where young people are introduced to the lifelong sport, while learning the basic golf motor skills and inherent values of the game.

To date, First Tee — Greater Sacramento has partnered with 88 elementary schools to launch the School Program, impacting over 56,000 youth annually with lessons designed to enhance the schools physical education program.

Program Objectives 
Provide a complete golf program appropriate for today’s elementary school physical education students and teachers

Enable physical educators to introduce golf that is consistent with national standards developed by NASPE

Develop student appreciation for the positive, personal and social values associated with the game in each lesson

Engage students in daily lesson activities that lead to motor skill development

Present golf to students as a lifelong recreation and physical fitness activity

For more information about how to bring golf to your area elementary school or to inquire about funding this outreach program, please contact us at 916-486-6220 or tftgsadmin@tftg.org

Sponsor A School

Become a vital part of First Tee – Greater Sacramento’s mission by sponsoring an elementary school in your community. Becoming a sponsor provides participating schools with:

  • Developmentally appropriate golf equipment
  • First Tee School Program Curriculum
  • Training for the physical educators implementing the program

In addition to teaching students the game of golf, our program teaches First Tee core values and healthy habits:

Core Values

  1. Honesty
  2. Integrity
  3. Sportsmanship
  4. Respect
  5. Confidence
  6. Responsibility
  7. Perseverance
  8. Courtesy
  9. Judgment


Healthy Habits

  1. Energy
  2. Play
  3. Safety
  4. Vision
  5. Mind
  6. Family
  7. Friends
  8. School
  9. Community

How Much Does it Cost? 
The one-time cost for a school to receive the program is $5,000. For this one-time fee the school’s physical educators will get comprehensive online and in-person training, a curriculum binder professionally developed to be consistent with NASPE standards, and all the equipment needed to deliver the program. Each school also gets an ongoing relationship with First Tee – Greater Sacramento to address any needs or questions that may arise as the years go by. First Tee – Greater Sacramento is committed to the long term success of each school.

First Tee has partnered with individuals, companies, Parent/Teacher Associations, golf industry organizations, and more to provide funding for schools and school districts. We look forward to working with you to excite young people about golf, while positively influencing their confidence and behavior in an in-school setting.

DONATE NOW to First Tee — Greater Sacramento School Program.

For more information about how to bring golf to your area elementary school or to inquire about funding this outreach program, please contact us at 916-486-6220 or tftgsadmin@tftg.org