First Tee is an organization that helps instill nine core character attributes and nine healthy habits in kids while teaching them the game of golf. The Smyrna branch has three sessions beginning in March, and registration is now open.

9 CORE VALUES & 9 HEALTHY HABITS

The nine core values First Tee identifies and incorporates in its program on the golf course are:

• Honesty
• Integrity
• Sportsmanship
• Respect
• Confidence
• Responsibility
• Perseverance
• Courtesy
• Judgment

The program's nine healthy habits are broken down into physical, emotional and social arenas:

PHYSICAL
• Energy
• Play
• Safety

EMOTIONAL
• Vision
• Mind
• Family

SOCIAL
• Friends
• School
• Community

SPRING SEMESTER IN SMYRNA

There are three options available running March - May at Smyrna Golf Course.

PLAYER

Thursdays, March 12 - May 7
5 - 6:30 p.m.
Ages 7 - 18
$68
This class is for all new First Tee participants. It covers the nine core values and fundamental golf skill activities. A written, putting and non-hole playing test is given at the conclusion of the semester.

PAR

Thursdays, March 12 - April 30
5 - 6:30 p.m.
Ages 9 - 18
$68
This class is for returning PLAYer-certified participants and covers the following life skills: Exploring the game; respecting the rules; five tips for meeting someone new; three tips for having fun; the four Rs; personal par. Written and skills testing will be given during this session.

BIRDIE

Thursdays, Marcy 12 - May 7
5 - 6:30 p.m.
Ages 10 - 18
$68
This class is for both new and returning Birdie-level students. The life skills covered include: Dreams and goals; setting goals that are positive and important to you; setting goals that are specific and under your control; setting different types of goals; getting to your goal; dealing with challenges. Written and skills testing are only given to second-session Birdie students.

The Smyrna Golf Course is located at 101 Sam Ridley Pkwy., Smyrna. To register, click HERE.

For any questions about the program, contact Joseph Brown at 615-476-7947 or jbrown@tngolf.org.