First Tee — Utah at Southgate
Address: 1975 Tonaquint Dr, St. George, UT 84770

2021 Dates: PLAYER: Thursdays, Jan 14-Feb 25, 4:00-5:00 PM, Certification Saturday Feb 27, 2:00-4:00 PM

Parents: Please read the following before registering your child.

We’re excited to restart our programs and so happy that we will see your kids again. We are coming back slowly and making some changes for this year to assure that everyone is safe and that we can provide an even better experience for the kids. Please note the following:

  • We will limit our class size to 30 kids. This will allow us to spread the kids out more in the space we have available.
  • If there is sufficient demand we will offer a second class on Fridays, 4:00-5:00, starting January 15.
  • Once at the class, we will separate the kids into age groups — 7-10, 11-13, and 14-17.
  • Class times for all programming will be reduced from 90 minutes to 60 minutes to maintain better attention and participation results from the children.

Because it has been nearly a year since we were together we will use this first session as a review and refresher, and conduct a certification on Saturday, February 27, 2:00-4:00 PM. We will then hold a session in March and April with the kids certified at the correct level for each of them.

Class schedule:

    • January 14 – Thursday, 4-5pm – Orientation & Respect
    • January 21 – Thursday, 4-5pm – Courtesy & Responsibility
    • January 28 – Thursday, 4-5pm – Honesty & Sportsmanship
    • February 4 – Thursday, 4-5pm – Confidence & Good Judgement
    • February 11 – Thursday, 4-5pm – Perseverance & Integrity
    • February 18 – Thursday, 4-5pm – Review All 9 Core Values
    • February 25 – Thursday, 4-5pm – Core Value Testing, Putting Course Certification and Wrap Up Party.
  • February 27 – Saturday, 2-4pm – Certification Saturday
    FYI — School Spring Break March 8-14

Please help us make First Tee classes at Southgate a wonderful experience for your children by preparing the following:

  • Please bring clubs for each child. If your child needs clubs please let us know in advance of the first class so we can make arrangements prior to the class. First Tee— Utah lends clubs from its club library free of charge to First Tee kids who need them.
  • Please bring water for your child.
  • Please dress your child in weather-appropriate athletic clothes, including athletic shoes or golf shoes. No spikes otherwise, please. It is helpful if they have pockets for tees, ball markers, and such. We advise that the kids wear hats and sunscreen.
  • Please have your child use the restroom prior to the start of class.

Your child’s safety is our first and constant priority. We set up safety zones for all activities and include safety zone instructions and reminders in all activities with the children. We conduct background checks and child safety training for our coaches annually. Please help us contribute to everyone’s safety by bringing a mask for each child and asking them to wear it during the class. This will make it both safer and more natural for us to get in close to show proper golf movements and positions. Coaches will be wearing masks.

We welcome and invite each of you to participate as a volunteer assistant coach. You do not need to be a good golfer or an experienced teacher. We’ve got that covered. We need your help providing supervision for the kids. If you love the kids and can help them feel safe and supported you’ve got what it takes. A little golf experience or knowledge is an added bonus. If you would like to volunteer we will conduct a background check and provide some online training that takes about 2-3 hours to complete. Please call Rob at 440.339.1183 if you are interested.

Finally, we will communicate with parents via Facebook and Instagram. This is where we will update you on class activities and any schedule changes because of weather and such. We also will share pictures of your kids. Please take a quick moment to like or follow the “First Tee — Utah at Southgate” on either Facebook and Instagram. 

Thank you for your support of First Tee — Utah at Southgate. We are grateful for you and excited to be working with your kids again.

2021 Session Dates: 

Jan/Feb PLAYer Session: Thursdays, Jan 14-Feb 25, 4:00-5:00 PM, Certification Saturday Feb 27, 2:00-4:00 PM

Mar/Apr PLAYer & Par Dates: TBA

From age 7 through 17, youth progress through levels by demonstrating the First Tee Nine Core Values, life and golf skills as well as passing an assessment. All participants regardless of age start at the PLAYer level.

  • PLAYer (required minimum age 7) – Tee it up for the first time and learn the game of golf and the First Tee’s Code of Conduct.
  • Par (Must be PLAYer certified. Recommended minimum age 9) – Focus on interpersonal and self-management skills on and off the course.

Parent Orientation. Parent Orientation provides parents with an in-depth introduction to the philosophy of the First Tee and helps the parent understand the progression path for children in the program.

Each session is open to children ages 7 to 17.

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Online REGISTRATION PROCESS!!! PLEASE READ

We use an online registration portal. Please follow the steps below.

Step 1: After clicking on the Register button below, click on the LOG IN  button in the top left corner. Log in or create a new account. (Returning users should use the same email address used in past registrations.)
Step 2: Register your child for your desired class by adding the class to the cart.
Step 2: Once you add your child(ren) to the cart, click PROCEED TO CHECK OUT.
Step 3: Continue the registration by filling out the participants contact information and answering the questions.
Step 4: Checkout and pay for all sessions and all children you are registering all at once.

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HOW DO I APPLY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?

First Tee – Utah will never turn a child away from our Life Skills Experience Programs for the inability to pay. We work with families so their child may participate in our programs.

APPLICATION PROCESS!!! Please Read
Applying for Financial Assistance is part of the registration process. Please following the following steps.

Step 1: Register your child for your desired class by adding the class to the cart.
Step 2: Once you add your child(ren) to the cart, click PROCEED TO CHECK OUT.
Step 3: Continue the registration by filling out the participants contact information and answering the questions. When you get to the Financial Aid Page, please click that you would like to apply. Answer the questions and click continue.
Step 4: Select the participant(s) that you would like to receive consideration for aid. A notification will be sent to First Tee – Utah staff and we will review and approve your request.
Step 5: Upon approval you will receive an email with directions to complete your registration. Please note you ONLY have 48 hours to log back in and finalize. If you do not log back in, your registration will be voided, your child’s space will be released, and you will need to start the process over.

First Tee as a nationwide organization asks the following mandatory questions as part of our registration process for anyone who wants a scholarship for their child:

  • What is your household income range?
  • Are you receiving free or reduced lunch?
  • How many people are in your household?
  • Are you experiencing a financial hardship?
  • How much are you able to pay (if any)?

This data is for statistical purpose only and helps us in securing grants to provide scholarships. Your answers will not impact your request for a scholarship as it is still our policy at First Tee – Utah to grant a scholarship to anyone who asks.

Financial Assistance is valid for the session you apply. You must apply for financial assistance each session.