First Tee—South Dakota offers programs and instruction which focus on developing life skills using the game of golf as its vehicle. First Tee—South Dakota has programming in Sioux Falls at Elmwood Golf Course, as its main location, with additional program locations in Aberdeen at Moccasin Creek CC and Lee Park Golf Course, Brookings at Edgebrook Golf Course, Dell Rapids at Rocky Run Golf Course, and Madison at Madison Country Club.
On the Golf Course
Junior golf is just part of First Tee. Through our program that strengthens character, kids will learn life skills that stay with them into the rest of their lives, like:
- Understanding and managing emotions
- Resolving conflicts
- Setting up step-by-step goals
- Planning for the future
- Appreciating diversity
Change to an Age-Based Curriculum
First Tee is moving from our current skills-based programs to age-based. Here’s how that will look different to returning participants:
- We will no longer use levels (Little Duffers, PLAYer, Par, Birdie, Eagle, Ace) to determine program placement. Achieving Ace will still remain an important part of our program.
- Participants will register and be grouped by age (7-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14+), and will progress through the program as they “age up.”