First Tee Lesson Program  

OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2017 PGA Dakota Chapter Junior Golf Leader of the Year Award Winner!
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 Jr Golf Foundation!
 
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Welcome to Junior Golf Aberdeen

Moccasin Creek CC & Lee Park GC are proud to be flagship affiliates of the First Tee of South Dakota. Open to any interested junior, you do not have to be a member of any golf course to participate! The First Tee enables kids to build the strength of chararcter that empowers them through a lifetime of new chalenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with life skills curriculum, we create learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids carry to everything they do.

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.

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.

New this year is more of an aged based experience. Participants progress through the program over time, deepening their understanding of life skills and golf development.

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 here or our chapter website at www.FirstTeeSouthDakota.org. You can also check our Junior Progressive Golf System Scorecard!

No young person shall be turned away from The First Tee programs because of inability to pay! 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!

PROGRAMS  
NOTE: ALL PROGRAM TIMES ARE LIMITED TO 25 JUNIORS EACH

COST: AGE 7+ PROGRAMS $70 per CHILD | AGE 4-6 PROGRAMS $35 per CHILD | Maximum $175 per family

Age 4-6 Lesson Program at Moccasin Creek

First Tee Program for ages 4-6 teaches the game of golf in a fun, safe, and empowering environment. At this age group, we are introducing and engaging participants with fun activities.

Moccasin Creek Session 1 ~ Saturdays 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM 
Moccasin Creek Session 2 ~ Saturdays 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
May 28, June 4, 18, 25, July 9

Age 7-9 Lesson Program at Moccasin Creek & Lee Park

First Tee Program for ages 7-9 teaches the game of golf in a fun, safe, and empowering environment. At this age group, we are introducing and engaging participants with both golf and life skills.

Moccasin Creek Session 1 ~ Thursdays 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM
Moccasin Creek Session 2 ~ Thursdays 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7 & 14

Lee Park Session 3 ~ Wednesdays 11:30 AM to 12:45 AM
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6 & 13

Age 10-11 Lesson Program at Moccasin Creek & Lee Park

First Tee Program for ages 10-11 supports the exploration of both character and golf skills in active and collaborative ways.

Moccasin Creek Session 1~ Thursdays 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7 & 14

Lee Park Session 2 ~ Wednesdays 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6 & 13

Age 12-13 Lesson Program at Moccasin Creek

First Tee Program for ages 12-13 focuses on the development of both golf and character skills. The lessons and activities in this program empower participants to explore both golf skills and character commitments appropriate for their stage of growth and development.

Moccasin Creek Session 1 ~ Thursdays 1:15 PM to 2:30 PM
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7 & 14

Age 14+ Advanced Lesson Program at Moccasin Creek

First Tee Program for ages 14+ places a greater emphasis on the personal development of participants. These lessons help participants elaborate on their understanding, applying what they have learned to new situations on and off the course to deepen their skills as they evaluate, reflect on, and provide evidence of their new understanding of life and golf skills

Moccasin Creek Session 1 ~ Wednesdays 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6 & 13

Age 14+ Beginner Lesson Program at Lee Park

First Tee Program for BEGINNERS ages 14+ places a greater emphasis on the personal development of participants. These lessons help participants elaborate on their understanding, applying what they have learned to new situations on and off the course to deepen their skills as they evaluate, reflect on, and provide evidence of their new understanding of life and golf skills

Lee Park Session 1 ~ Wednesdays 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6 & 13

NOTE: ALL PROGRAM TIMES ARE LIMITED TO 25 JUNIORS EACH
2022 Online Registration (Opens March 14)

SUPPORT JUNIOR GOLF

Become a sponsor of The First Tee in the Aberdeen area. We have five levels of support that goes directly to helping our area kids.
Make a pledge commitment and fill out our pledge form!

DO YOU HAVE ONE HOUR? You can also volunteer to give back to our community & impact the youth! You can view more information here or at Careers.