YMCA Par 3, Home of The First Tee of Lakeland
THE FIRST TEE Program
Annual First Tee Participant Fee:
This annual fee registers a youth as a First Tee Participant, allowing him/her access to golf course and driving range provided they are currently enrolled in a First Tee class level.
The First Tee 2013 Session Schedule
January 14 - March 8
March 11 - May 3
May 6 - June 28
July 1 - August 23
August 26 - October 18
October 21 - December 13
Program Introduction (ages 3-5 and ages 5-7)
Preschool Putts (Introduction for 3-5 year olds)
This program is designed as an introduction to the game of golf for our youngest. It is developmentally appropriate for 3-5 year olds and designed for fun rather than "swing" instruction.
Monday 5:30-6:15 pm or 6:30-7:15 pm
Target (Introduction for 5-7 year olds)
This level is designed to introduce youth to the game of golf while making it fun. Students use the “SNAG” (Starting New at Golf) equipment designed by The First Tee to help encourage success and fun rather than frustration or fear of failure at this early age.
Thursday 5:30-7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00-10:30 am
Program Certification Levels (ages 8-18)
PLAYer (Level 1)
This is the first certification level of The First Tee program. All students, ages 8 and older, begin at the PLAYer level, where they are introduced to basic golf swing fundaments on the golf course!
Mondays or Tuesdays 5:30-7:00 pm
Par (Level 2)
The Par level is the second certification level. Students must have successfully completed the PLAYer level before enrolling in the Par class. Participants will be exposed to rules of the game, formats of play, etiquette and traditions of the game.
Tuesdays or Thursdays 5:30-7:00 pm
Birdie (Level 3)
The Birdie level is designed for the more advanced junior golfer who has completed the Par level. Students will build upon the lessons learned in the Par level and focus on the skills and strategies necessary to play good golf.
Mondays or Thursdays 5:30-7:00 pm
Eagle (Level 4)
The Eagle level is designed for the most advanced golfers who have completed the Birdie level successfully. The Eagle level is designed to help students gain a better understanding and prepare them for competitive tournaments and league.
Fridays 5:30-7:00 pm
Other Golf Programs
Adaptive Golf Program (ages 8 and up)
A specifically designed golf instructional program for individuals with physical and mental disabilities. Some participants go on to compete in the Special Olympics! Plus there is an annual tournament held in November.
Wednesday 6:00-7:00 pm
No cost to participants in this program
Leagues, Tournaments & Events
MIDFLORIDA Junior Golf Tour 2013
Financial Assistance is available due to the generous support of our donors.
Applications are available at the YMCA Par 3 Reception Desk.