Parent’s Page

General Information

  • Car Talk – Scroll to the bottom of the page for more on how you can stay engaged with your participant! Discover talking points for each week after class to find out just what they’re learning!
  • Registration Information – Visit this link to find information on registration, session fees, financial assistance, and military family benefits!
  • COVID-19 and Safety Protocol Page

2022 Life Skills Experience Class & Camp Schedule

Life Skills Experience classes are offered at every location on various days. Classes are held once a week for 8-weeks of programming. Camps are held Monday-Friday during Spring Break and for nine weeks in the summer at various locations.

Class/CampDatesRegistration Open Date
Winter SessionJan 8 – March 3Nov 29, 2021
Spring Break CampMarch 14 – March 18Jan 31, 2022
Spring SessionMarch 26 – May 26Jan 31, 2022
Summer SessionJune 11 – Aug 11April 19, 2022
Summer CampsJune 8 – Aug 12 April 19, 2022
Fall SessionSept 10 – Nov 4Aug 1, 2022
 

Participant Expectations

  • Arrive to classes on time. Always check in with a coach upon arrival.
  • Wear appropriate attire. Closed-toed golf or athletic shoes and golf or athletic clothes.
  • Bring yardage book, bag tags, and clubs to all classes and camps.
  • Demonstrate First Tee’s Code of Conduct while attending camps and classes or representing First Tee: Respect for myself. Respect for others. Respect for my surroundings.

Parent Expectations

  • Please make every effort to arrive on time.
  • Be sure that your participant has checked in with a coach upon arrival.
  • Make sure that participants are picked up promptly at the end of class or camp.
  • Parents may not participate in the instruction of a class or interact directly with participants during class. Please observe our 25 yard rule when possible. If you would like to assist with classes, please visit our volunteer page for more information.

Golf Equipment Options

Does your participant need a set of clubs? Golf equipment will be provided to any participant who does not have their own for a one time fee of $10. As your participant grows and progresses through the program, we will continue to provide suitable clubs and equipment at no additional cost. Clubs will be distributed on the first day of class or camp and will be taken home by the participant. Should your participant drop out of the program for any reason, we ask that the clubs and bag be returned so we may distribute them to another participant.


What’s New in 2022?

First Tee’s signature Life Skills curriculum is undergoing a refresh and First Tee – Fort Worth gets to be a big part of it! You’ll notice starting this year that our usual Life Skills Experience classes are now age-based, regardless of skill or current level in the program. But don’t worry! Participants will still be learning life enhancing skills and working on key aspects of their golf game – just packaged a little differently! And for those participants who have worked so hard to level up in the program, their levels still matter! We will still be tracking hours in levels, working in yardage books, and challenging our participant’s golf skills, and knowledge of the game and life skills lessons. The certification process will simply occur throughout the session rather than during a single week at the end of each session.

We look forward to this new chapter in the First Tee experience and can’t wait to watch our participants grow!

Check out this short clip from our Director of Programs for a quick look behind our evolution!


Refund Policy

If you have paid but desire a refund for any reason you must contact us 48 hours in advance of the class starting to regain a full refund. Partial refunds may be issued on a case-by-case basis.


Participant Perks

Being a member of First Tee comes with many practice and playing privileges at locations around the metroplex including Rockwood Park Golf Course, Squaw Creek Golf Course, Leonard’s Golf Links, Hawks Creek Golf Club, Benbrook Par 3, and Texas Golf Center! Participants must present their bag tag to each facility and have a 2022 sticker on their bag tags in order to take advantage of these privileges. Need to update your sticker? Active participants can ask a coach at the beginning of a session or swing by the Ben Hogan Learning Center to pick up a current sticker. These perks are for participants only and do not apply to guests. Click HERE to see all the practice and play benefits being a participant has to offer!


In Case of Inclement Weather

Unfortunately, sometimes the weather can get the best of us. If rain, lightning or other weather events will impede outdoor classes we will notify families according to our policy below. For programs with indoor capability (PGA Superstores, Rockwood and Squaw Creek), classes will be held indoors, regardless of weather. Please note our Lightning Policy: Should lightning strike within 10 miles of our location, we must move indoors, delay or stop classes until 30 minutes have passed and no other strikes have occurred within 10 miles.

For our locations with indoor facilities available (Rockwood Park, Squaw Creek, PGA Superstores), classes will take place rain or shine unless the weather is dangerous for travel. For class cancellation information, look for text and email notifications, as well as Facebook posts 70 minutes prior to the start of the class or call our offices at (817) 420-9370. You must have selected your mobile service provider during registration to receive text notifications. 

It is important to make sure your contact info is updated before and during each session. If you haven’t been receiving class updates or your information has recently changed, find out how to update your information here.


Car Talk

We know that young people don’t automatically transfer what they have learned at the First Tee to other areas of their lives. Although each class at the First Tee ends with a “bridge to life” wrap up, this is not enough by itself to ensure behavior change takes place away from the First Tee. By providing a tool for parents to engage their children in Car Talk, we can further increase the probability that participants will be able to apply the Life Skills and Core Values at home and in other areas of their lives. Car Talk is a quick overview of what participants learned during a lesson and provides guiding questions to help reinforce the Life Skills, golf skills, and Core Values off of the golf course and/or away from the First Tee.

Our updated Car Talk material is currently in progress as we transition to our new and improved curriculum! Check back later for an update!