The First Tee National School Programming (NSP)

The First Tee National School Program is a home-office program designed to introduce the game of golf, The First Tee Nine Core Values, and Nine Healthy Habits to elementary students during physical education classes.

The local chapters, like The First Tee of Eastern North Carolina, introduce the program to the school, facilitate/partner in the funding of the program, offer training and assistance to get the program running, then conduct yearly Champions Challenges to demonstrate how successful the program is in each school.

The use of SNAG (Starting New At Golf) equipment allows the students to experience golf with larger balls (tennis sized), larger club heads, and Velcro targets. This school golf program creates an environment where young people are introduced to the lifelong sport while learning the basic golf motor skills and the inherent values of the game.

Schools Currently Participating


Albert H Bangert Elementary School
Oaks Road Elementary School
Ben D Quinn Elementary
Creekside Elementary
Trent Park Elementary
Havelock Elementary
Bridgeton Elementary
James W. Smith Elementary School
Graham A. Barden Elementary
Roger Bell Elementary
W.J. Gurganus Elementary School
Brinson Memorial
JT Barber Elementary
Arthur W Edwards Elementary
Vanceboro Farm Life Elementary


Trenton Elementary School
Pollocksville Elementary School
Comfort Elementary School
Maysville Elementary School


Fred A Anderson Elementary School
Arapahoe Charter School


St Pauls Education Center