The First Tee Foundation

The First Tee Foundation uses golf as a way to talk to kids and teens about managing emotions, setting goals and other important life skills that will benefit their future as athletes as well as members of society.

Vermont First Tee
National School Program

The focus of Vermont First Tee ® National School Program is to positively impact the lives of young people by developing educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through golf. The First Tee National School ProgramTM teaches elementary school children The First Tee Nine Core Values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment, using the game of golf as the platform. Instruction takes place during physical education classes with the children using developmentally appropriate SNAG ® (Starting New at Golf) equipment.

The Vermont Golf Association (VGA), in collaboration with the Vermont Golf Course Superintendent’s Association, Vermont Chapter of the New England PGA, Vermont Seniors Golf Association, and Vermont State Women’s Golf Association, is leading the effort to expand The Vermont First Tee National School Program into most of the elementary schools in the state.

85 Vermont Elementary Schools and 1 university (Norwich) currently participate in the Vermont National School Program. Through the program we have the potential to positively impact 15,800 (K-5) students. Norwich University is licensed to teach and certify their physical education majors The First Tee National School Program.

Please consider a donation to support the First Tee Program. You will be able to donate any dollar amount; either as a one-time payment or monthly installments.

We, and the First Tee Program, appreciate your support.