The First Tee of Central New Mexico offers group lessons three sessions a year (Spring, Summer and Fall) at Santa Fe Country Club & The UNM Championship Course. All children new to The First Tee, regardless of golf experience, begin in the first of a series of certification levels, PLAYer I. The PLAYer level introduces the fundamentals of both the Life Skills curriculum and golf skills. Upon successful completion of the PLAYer level requirements, students progress to the next level, Par.

Upon successful completion of the PLAYer level, students progress to the Par, Birdie, Eagle and then Ace levels, each building upon the foundation of  life and golf skills acquired in earlier levels.

During the school year, First Tee coaches visit Santa Fe & Albuquerque elementary and middle schools as part of the In-School Program. During one week units in physical education classes, the instructors introduce the game of golf and The First Tee’s Nine Core Values. In the 2010- 2011 school year The First Tee of Santa Fe introduced golf and Life Skills to over 3,900 Santa Fe children.



The First Tee of Central New Mexico offer three 8 week sessions each year. Each class meets once a week for 1.5 hours. All new students begin at the PLAYer level and are introduced to the Nine Core Values which serve as the bedrock of the Life Skills experience. For more information concernig the Nine Core Values, click the clink below.

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Modular Units

Each level (PLAYer, Par, Birdie, Eagle) consists of six Life Skills modules and every module contains a Core lesson related to the Nine Core Values. During the lessons, students learn how to apply Life Skills to both the game of golf and in situations at home or school.

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