The First Tee of the Glades is a Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office youth initiative that combines afterschool educational assistance and character development curriculum taught through the game of golf.
The First Tee of the Glades’ mission is broader than simply teaching kids how to play golf. The program allows the children to experience a strong life skills component that includes community service and mentoring opportunities. The life skills experience is one of the features that differentiates The First Tee program from other successful junior golf programs.
The First Tee of the Glades’ program is divided into five participant levels: Player, Par, Birdie, Eagle and Ace. Each participant is enrolled at the Player level and progresses through each level by demonstrating golf proficiency and life skills knowledge.