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
Trenton Elementary School
Fred A Anderson Elementary School
St Pauls Education Center