The First Tee Lesson Program
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The First Tee Lesson Programs

at
Moccasin Creek Country Club
and
Lee Park Golf Course

 

The Moccasin Creek PGA team is the receipient of the 2016 Minnesota PGA Youth Development Leader Award!

Moccasin Creek has been honored as the
2015 Amundson Family Best Junior Golf Program
awarded by the South Dakota Junior Golf Foundation!


 

OPEN TO ANY INTERESTED JUNIOR. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF ANY GOLF COURSE TO PARTICIPATE!

    

 

PARENTS' GUIDE TO THE FIRST TEE

 

Welcome to JUNIOR GOLF ABERDEEN

   Moccasin Creek CC & Lee Park GC are proud to be flagship affiliates of The First Tee of South Dakota. The First Tee, a worldwide initiative of the World Golf Foundation, has as its mission to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.     
    Sports have been traditional vehicles for teaching life lessons, but today, sport at its highest levels is played in an atmosphere where we have a preponderance of athletes who deny they have responsibility to be role models, let alone idols to the young.  

   There is, however, a sport that not only continues to teach positive life lessons, but also depends on an adherence to them for its very existence. That sport, of course, is golf.  
   It is a game where there are no officials to call a breach of the rules. It is a game where only the individual participants know if the score he or she hands in is the score that was actually shot. It is a game with a rich history and timeless traditions that invites respect for the old and wonderment of the new. Most of all, golf is fun. The game is never solved, perfection is never achieved; there is always the opportunity for improvement and success. It is also a game where the raw beginner can play a competition match with the most seasoned expert. It is a game where youngsters can delight in playing with each other and it is a game suited to the young and old playing together.
   Our goal is to provide golf learning facilities and the experiences that will enable kids from every walk of life to partake of a game that teaches values for life and which can be played for a lifetime.

The First Tee Life Skills Experience  

   Through the Life Skills Experience, participants learn valuable lessons about the importance of maintaining a positive attitude, how to make decisions by thinking about the possible consequences and how to define and set goals from the golf course to everyday life. Participants learn about themselves and others through a range of experiences enhancing their golf skills as well as their fundamental values for life. 
   All participants receive The First Tee Yardage Books so their progress can be observed as they advance through The First Tee certification levels of PLAYer, PAR, BIRDIE, EAGLE, and ACE. Each stage introduces young people to different aspects of golf and life skills.
   Our program starts with the first level of certification, PLAYer. We want everyone who completes this program to have acquired basic golf skills and to be able to demonstrate certain fundamental life skill concepts. It takes most juniors at least two sessions to become certified at each level, but some do it after one. Juniors are not required to go through certification to participate but we certainly encourage it. More information can be found in the "Parents' Guide to The First Tee", and juniors will be asked to demonstrate life skills outside of the golf course with parent involvement. You can learn more about The First Tee Life Skills Experience at
www.TheFirstTee.org or our chapter website at www.TheFirstTeeSouthDakota.org.

 

2017 ONLINE REGISTRATION - click here!

 

 

LITTLE DUFFERS Lesson Program for Juniors age 4 to 7 at Moccasin Creek

A fun and safe introduction to golf using The First Tee Target program.

11:00 to 12:15   *Saturdays*   May 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24



PLAYer Level Lesson Program (required minimum age 7 & older)  at Moccasin Creek & Lee Park

Tee it up for the first time and learn the game of golf and the The First Tee's Code of Conduct, Nine Core Values, golf skills and physical Healthy Habits as well as appreciatation of the rules and etiquette of the game. Within this level are groups for PLAYers Level 1, Level 2 and Girls Only! Indicate on registration form your session preference.

Moccasin Creek Session 1 ~ 9:00 to 10:30

OR 

Moccasin Creek Session 2 ~ 10:45 to 12:15

OR

Lee Park ~ 8:30 to 10:00

MOCCASIN CREEK SESSIONS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 35 YOUTH TO REGISTER!!

At Moccasin Creek: Thursdays, May 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 July 6, 13.

LEE PARK SESSION LIMITED TO THE FIRST 20 YOUTH TO REGISTER!!

At Lee Park: Wednesdays, May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12.  

 


PAR Level Lesson Program (PLAYer certified; recommended 9 & older) at Moccasin Creek

PLAYer Level graduates or possess more mature life skills and can be beginner to advanced players. Focuses on interpersonal communications and self-management skills, golf skills, and Healthy Habits on and off the golf course. Within this level there is a Girls Only group! Indicate on registration form your session preference.
 

9:00 to 10:30   *Fridays*   May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 30, July 7, 14

 


BIRDIE Level Lesson Program (Par certified; recommended age 11 & older) at Moccasin Creek

Par Level graduates. Emphasizes setting goals and making them a reality, advanced golf skills, and Healthy Habits. 

  10:45 to 12:15   *Fridays*   May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 30, July 7, 14

  


EAGLE Level Lesson Program (Birdie certified; recommended age 13 & older) at Moccasin Creek

Builds on PLAYer, Par and Birdie Levels and emphasizes resilience skills, conflict resolution, planning for the future, advanced golf skills, and Healthy Habits.

9:00 to 10:30  *Wednesdays* May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12

 

BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE OTHER JUNIOR GOLF ACTIVITIES WE HAVE AT MOCCASIN CREEK BY CLICKING ON THE TABS TO THE LEFT.

 

GO TO THE FIRST TEE OF SOUTH DAKOTA WEBSITE AND LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS.

No young person shall be turned away from The First Tee programs because of inability to pay!
Contact Dean Zahn for more on FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. And, all juniors are welcome regardless of who they are or where they are from. Juniors do not have to be a member of any golf course to participate. ALL ARE WELCOME!

COST:  $60 / CHILD
LITTLE DUFFERS:  $30 / CHILD
Maximum $145 per family

 


 
 

 












 
 



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OUR LOCAL SPONSORS


ACE LEVEL ($2500+)

 


The Members of Moccasin Creek


In Memory of Mr. Dean Shortridge

Mr. Dean Zahn

 


 EAGLE LEVEL ($1000-$2499)

Mr. & Mrs. Ken & Camille Wolff

Mr. Pat Rohl

Dean Shortridge Day Events

In Memory of Mr. Steve Pelzl


 




BIRDIE LEVEL ($500-$999)

 



 


Moccasin Creek Memorial Invitational

In Memory of Mr. R.Lee Ginsbach


PAR LEVEL ($100-$499)

Mr. Jim Stephenson

Mr. George Dell

Mr. & Mrs. Heath & Stacy Johnson

Dr. & Mrs. Jim & Jeanne Olson

Mr. Steve Pelzl

Mr. Tim Kessler

Mr. Marwin Hofer

Ms. Susan Mehlhaff

Mr. & Mrs. Scott & Laura Isaak

Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Donna Masters

4th of July Baggers Couples

Moccasin Creek Adult/Junior Tournament

Aberdeen Federal Credit Union

Wells Fargo


PLAYer LEVEL ($10-$99)

Mr. Troy Stewart

Mr. Ron Stotz

Mr. Dennis Bale