The First Tee DRIVE is a set of golf activity plans designed to provide a entertaining and engaging program which introduces kids to golf and exposes them to the life skills associated with The First Tee’s Nine Core Values (respect, courtesy, responsibility, honesty, sportsmanship, confidence, judgment, perseverance, integrity).
Using modified golf equipment, kids are exposed to these core value behaviors through games and sports they may already be familiar with, such as baseball, football, bowling and tennis; however, these games are modified to incorporate the four basic golf shots – putt, chip, pitch, and full swing. The activity plans are designed in a way that allows for indoor and outdoor set up to fit a variety of locations such as gymnasiums, basketball courts, baseball, football, and soccer fields.
At the end of each class, kids are challenged to apply the core value learned during the activity to other areas of their lives. The end goal is for youth to be exposed to The First Tee Nine Core Value behaviors during activities and for them to apply these behaviors both in and out of class.