All First Tee clinics are open to boys and girls ages 5 – 18
The First Tee of Pittsburgh is a nonprofit youth development agency whose mission is: to impact the lives of young people by providing educational program that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
For the latest information about our most current programs, please go the left column and click "Bob O'Connor GC Clinics" then click "Current Clinics".
Register on-line at www.thefirstteepittsburgh.org
The First Tee of Pittsburgh, 5370 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 Office (412)622-0108; Pro Shop (412)622-6959; Fax (412)682- 2405
TFTP provides all equipment needed for the clinic, please label personal equipment
Target, PLAYer and Par level kids should wear comfortable clothes and athletic shoes
Birdie, Eagle, and Ace participants must come in golf appropriate attire unless otherwise notified
Parent orientation is week one of each session
Weather cancellations are posted one hour before clinic at - www.thefirstteepittsburgh.org, or on our Facebook page
Makes-up happen if 2 or more clinics are canceled (sessions can and will be held inside if necessary)
- Target - for all TFTP golfers ages 5 to 6
- PLAYer 1 - first time TFTP golfers ages 7 to 18
- PLAYer 2 - passed PLAYer I requirements ages 7 to 18
- PLAYer 3 - passed PLAYer II requirements ages 7 to 18
- Par 1 - passed PLAYer III requirements ages 9 to 18
- Par 2 - passed PAR I golfers ages 9 to 18
- PAR 3- passed PAR II requirements ages 9 to 18
- Birdie 1 - for all Par certified golfers ages 9 to 18
- Birdie 2 - passed Birdie I requirements golfers ages 9 to 18
- Eagle - for all Birdie certified golfers ages 12 to 18
(THE REGISTRATION PROCESS ISN'T COMPLETE UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED BY TFTP. A PARTICIPANT SPOT WILL NOT BE HELD WITHOUT PAYMENT IN FULL OR COMPLETED SCHOLARSHIP FORM. )
Golf and Life Skill Clinics are held at The First Tee of Pittsburgh throughout the year. Clinics are held for families from the community seasonally, winter, spring, summer and fall, for six week sessions.
Clinics for groups from schools, youth serving agencies, faith groups and clubs are scheduled with group leaders to meet the specific needs of each group.
In order to accommodate a wide range of ages the following levels are offered.
TARGET: The TARGET level is broken down into six components each used to spark curiosity in the game of golf, meet new people, and have fun. In the TARGET level The First Tee concepts of interpersonal skills and self-management are the focus of each lesson. The TARGET level is for 5 and 6 year olds.
PLAYer: The PLAYer level helps establish the foundation for young people to become life-long PLAYers of the game. By creating opportunities for new PLAYers to get on the golf course and play as soon as they enter The First Tee, they are exposed to the game where and how it is played; have more fun learning skills of the game; are provided opportunities for appreciating the game; and, as a result, develop and play the game. The PLAYer level starts at 7 years old and is the introductory level for all PLAYErs new to The First Tee. The PLAYer level introduces the Nine Core Values and incorporates them into each lesson. (TARGET enrollment is not a requirement to participate at the PLAYEr level)
Par: The Par level PLAYers are introduced to the mental side of playing golf while learning skills that will help them on and off the golf course. The Main focus of the Par level is to assist PLAYers in acquiring several self- management techniques that will help them in managing their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in order to perform at their best on and off the golf course. The focus of the Par core lessons is on internal self-management and this awareness helps provide the underpinnings for the external self-management and goals setting skills PLAYers will acquire at the Birdie and Eagle levels. The ideal age for cognitive, emotional, and physical readiness for the Par level is 9 years old.
Birdie: The Birdie level the life skill focus is on goal setting. PLAYers with the ability to set and pursue their own goals will have a greater sense of purpose, direction, and motivation in their lives. The purpose of the Birdie level is to help PLAYers learn how to identify personal goals and to develop strategy for reaching their goals. The ideal age for cognitive, emotional, and physical readiness for the Birdie level is 11 years old.
Eagle: The Eagle level the focus is on developing the PLAYer in all aspects of golf and life. PLAYers build on the self-management, interpersonal skills, and goal setting techniques of the PLAYer, Par, and Birdie levels with a specific emphasis on resilience skills, conflict resolution, and planning for the future. The Eagle level has a mandatory starting age of 13 years old.