When are classes?
Classes are held in the Spring and Fall after-school and on Saturdays. We also offer programming Monday-Saturday during the summer.
Where are classes held?
Classes are currently offered at two sites:
TPC Harding Park located at 99 Harding Road, San Francisco, CA 94132
Visitacion Valley Practice Facility located atop Visitacion Valley Middle School.
At TPC Harding Park, the classroom portion of the session is held within The First Tee Classroom which is dedicated solely to the students of The First Tee. The classroom is located in the clubhouse of TPC Harding Park. When you enter the building you make your first left down the hallway and we are the third door on the left directly across from the restaurant.
How much are classes?
A session is compiled of 6-8 classes. An entire session of classes is $135.00. If you are in need of financial aid, please fill out the financial aid application in the parent portal which is available during the checkout process when registering for classes.
What equipment is needed?
Junior clubs, golf balls, and learning equipment is provided for your junior golfer to utilize. If a junior golfer has their own golf clubs, we encourage them to bring those to practice.
What should my child wear?
Proper golf attire is required. Appropriate clothing consists of: a collared shirt, khaki pants, and any type of athletic shoes. A First Tee collared shirt will be provided as well as a First Tee cap.
How do I sign up for classes?
You may register for classes on our website in the upper right hand corner in our “Register” tab. From there you can navigate to our parent portal link on that page.
Can my child miss any classes?
As a youth development program, we teach and reinforce the nine core values: two of which being responsibility and perseverance. Attending classes regularly is an easy way to practice those values. In the case of an emergency, we do understand and excuse those absences. Unfortunately, if two or more classes are misses, the student will be dropped from the session.
What are classes like?
Class size, age, and curriculum vary according to the class your child is enrolled in. All students begin at the PAR level of the program. At this level, we focus on introductory golf instruction and interpersonal skills. The next level, is BIRDIE. At this level, we provide more advanced instruction and focus on goal setting. The EAGLE level is designed for students who have been with The First Tee for a minimum of 3 years and practice regularly outside of The First Tee. At this level, our most advanced golf curriculum is delivered as well as our life skills curriculum which is focused on resiliency and planning for the future.
Each class we begin in the classroom where a coach introduces the life skill and golf skill of the day.
What ages are the students?
We have classes for ages 6-17. We also have classes for all ability levels.
Are there any perks of joining The First Tee?
There are many benefits of The First Tee Experience. Our goal is not only to improve your childs golf game but to aid in character development by reinforcing the values inherent to the game of golf. Additional benefits include: a membership to Youth on Course after completing two full session at The First Tee (Youth on Course is a membership which offers discounted rates for junior golfers at various courses in the area), a end of the season carnival, “The Fairway Fair,” an event hosted by our Eagle class, and potential on course exposure on Fleming Golf Course.
How can I support this program?
There are several opportunities to contribute to The First Tee of San Francisco. If you are interested in coaching or volunteering please contact either Jonathan Lee at Jonathan.Lee@tftsf.org or Emily.Edens@tftsf.org for more information. If you would like to make a donation to the program, we are grateful to receive your assistance. Please make check payable to:
The First Tee of San Francisco
99 Harding Road
San Francisco, CA 94132
or feel free to contact us at 415-731-4653
Where should I buy junior golf clubs and what should I buy?
There are two primary locations that we recommend:
470A Noor Avenue
South San Francisco, CA 94080
735 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94080
When looking for junior clubs, be sure to purchase clubs based on your child’s height, not their age. A quick and easy measurement of which clubs are appropriate would be to take the 7 iron out of a set of junior golf clubs and hold it perpendicular to the floor. The end of the golf club should be just below the childs’ belly button.
Where are some locations where my child could practice outside of The First Tee?
There are several driving ranges within the area where your child can practice. A driving range is alocation to practice ones golf skills. Typically, you would buy a bucket full of golf balls which can be purchased at the “Pro Shop” or sometimes out of a machine next to the driving range.
TPC Harding Park- $5.00/ 50 golf balls
Presidio Golf Course- $9.00/ 70 golf balls
San Bruno Golf Center- $7.00/65 golf balls
Your child could also practice at a few local golf courses:
TPC Harding Park
Fleming Golf Course (9 hole course located at TPC Harding Park)
Lincoln Golf Course
Golden Gate Park Golf Course