First Tee Youth

First Tee – Greater Richmond

The mission of First Tee – Greater Richmond is a nonprofit youth development organization for all kids whose mission is 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.

Youth Programs

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First Tee Life Skills Experience

The most impactful program offering, The Life Skills Experience, delivers a proven curriculum of golf lessons integrated with life skills to youth. The game of golf provides a platform to encourage core values and healthy choices. Learn more.

Player Development Academy

The goal of First Tee – Greater Richmond’s Player Development Academy powered by Op36 is to shoot even par on 9-holes. By working from green to tee-box versus the traditional tee-box to green it lowers the challenge point and is a motivating way to learn and progress in the sport. Learn more.

Elementary Schools

First Tee National School Program
The First Tee National School Program introduces elementary school students to the game of golf and presents the opportunity for students to learn the basic skills and the inherent values of the lifelong game during physical education classes. Learn more.


Collaborative Community Partnerships
First Tee – Greater Richmond partners with other youth-serving organizations. These partnerships can vary from one-day field trips to year-round Life Skills Experience programming. Learn more.