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The focus of The First Tee® National School Program™ is to establish a lifelong interest in golf by engaging young people (grades kindergarten through 5th grade) in a structured golf curriculum that promotes personal character development within a physical education setting.  

The program 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 program provides transitional golf opportunities for the children participating in the program.  Vermont PGA professionals partner with the schools nearest to their clubs.   

The Vermont Golf Association, in collaboration with the Vermont Golf Course Superintendent’s Association, Vermont Golf Industry Committee, Vermont PGA, Vermont Seniors Golf Association, and Vermont State Women’s Golf Association, is leading the effort to expand The First Tee National School Program into the elementary schools throughout Vermont.

The First Tee National School Program costs $3,190 per school.  To make a tax-deductible donation, see the details below, or contact Richard H. Mihlrad, Executive Director, Vermont First Tee National School Program Initiative at (802) 645-1907 or rmihlrad@myfairpoint.net.

To make a tax-deductible donation make checks payable to:

The First Tee

Mail check to:

Vermont Golf Association

P.O. Box 1612, Station A

Rutland, VT 05701-1612

Vermont First Tee National School Program