golf is more than a game

Golf is unique because players learn values like honesty and responsibility by calling penalties on themselves and reporting their own score.  Golf is a perfect platform for helping young people develop character because just like in life, players experience the highs and lows of the game. By participating in The First Tee, young people are introduced to Nine Core Values which are reinforced throughout the program.  The Nine Core Values include Honesty, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Respect, Confidence, Responsibility, Perseverance, Courtesy, and Judgement.