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First Tee Certification Lessons

Ages 5-17

The First Tee is an initiative of the World Golf Foundation dedicated to providing young people of all backgrounds an opportunity to develop through golf and character education. Many of the benefits of this program stretch beyond golf skills. Exercise, having fun and teamwork are some of the focuses of this program. Graduates of the program receive an extra discount on green fees and range balls at Victory Links and other affiliate locations. Golferships available for those who qualify, VLGC equipment is free to use for ALL students during lesson hours. Please contact Tom Kirkland for scholarship opportunities.

Unique lesson structure

Due to the increasingly complicated schedules of today's families, The First Tee of Blaine at Victory Links Golf Course offers a unique lesson program structure.

You can attend up to 32 classes this season between sessions 1, 2 and 3! (Full summer season is access to sessions 1 and 2)

Contact Us

Victory Links Clubhouse

Phone: 763.717.3240

Current Weather

Program Details

  • You can attend up to 32 classes this season between sessions 1, 2 and 3! (Full summer season is access to sessions 1 and 2)
  • Students may attend as many classes as they like in their specific age/level. No need to sign up, just show up!
  • This schedule was created with the idea that each student would attend approximately 7-8 of the available 14 classes per session and receive a great value. If you are able to attend more, please do! 
  • Attend a minimum of 10 classes to graduate to the next level.
  • The First Tee recommends 27 hours spent in the ROOKIE level, 30-40 hours in PAR, 45-50 hours in BIRDIE, 60 hours in EAGLE. Each level beyond ROOKIE should take multiple years to complete for the majority of students.
  • NOTE: We will have 2 make up opportunities during the season should a class get cancelled due to weather. June 27th and September 20th. Any additional rain outs will not be made up. Odds are we will have 2-3 classes cancelled due to weather. We have a large offering of classes to cover additional rain outs. Please plan accordingly so you can attend all the classes you want!
  • Each student receives SIX free 9 hole rounds for use during the season.
  • Students receive 50% off range balls, golf course, and putting course fees. (Must certify every two years to receive discounts).
  • Space is each session is limited.

Program Cost

  • Session 1: attend up to 14 classes (May 2-June 26)
    • Ages 5-6: $70
    • Ages 7-17: $95
  • Session 2: attend up to 14 classes (July 9-August 23)
    • Ages 5-6: $70
    • Ages 7-17: $95
  • Full Summer Season: Attend up to 28 classes in both session 1 & 2.
    • Ages 5-6: $130
    • Ages 7-17: $179
  • Session 3: attend up to 4 classes (September 11-20)
    1. Ages 7-17: $45

Golferships available for those who qualify. Please contact Tom Kirkland for scholarship opportunities.


New for 2018- Build your own First Tee program!

  • Maybe the class dates and times for 2018 don't work well in your existing summer schedule? Weekends are better, or only evenings? We've got the answer with our build your own program!
  • Find 4 total students (your student and 3 friends). Set up with one of our instructors Jason or Chris your own time and schedule that works for your group!
  • Receive all of our FT curriculum in a small group environment delivered by one of our lead instructors
  • Each student receives 6 free rounds on our championship course for the 2018 season
  • Six- 55 minute classes
  • $75 per student

CONTACT JASON TO SET UP YOUR CLASS

CONTACT CHRIS TO SET UP YOUR CLASS

SESSION 1

Age Day Date Time
5-6 Wednesday May 2 5:15-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 6-6:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 7-7:55 p.m.
5-6 Monday May 7 5:15-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 6-6:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 7-7:55 p.m.
5-6 Wednesday May 9 5:15-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 6-6:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 7-7:55 p.m.
5-6 Wednesday May 16 5:15-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 6-6:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 7-7:55 p.m.
5-6 Monday May 21 5:15-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 6-6:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 7-7:55 p.m.
5-6 Thursday May 24 5:15-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 6-6:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 7-7:55 p.m.
5-6 Thursday May 31 5:15-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 6-6:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 7-7:55 p.m.
5-6 Monday June 4 5:15-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 6-6:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 7-7:55 p.m.
5-6 Wednesday June 6 5:15-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 6-6:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 7-7:55 p.m.
5-6 Monday June 11 5:15-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 6-6:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 7-7:55 p.m.
5-6 Wednesday June 13 5:15-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 6-6:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 7-7:55 p.m.
5-6 Monday June 18 8:15-8:55 a.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 9-9:55 a.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 10-10:55 a.m.
5-6 Wednesday June 20 8:15-8:55 a.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 9-9:55 a.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 10-10:55 a.m.
5-6 Tuesday June 26 8:15-8:55 a.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 9-9:55 a.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 10-10:55 a.m.
MAKE UP DATE
5-6 Wednesday June 27 8:15-8:55 a.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 9-9:55 a.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 10-10:55 a.m.

SESSION 2

Age Day Date Time
5-6 Monday July 9 8:15-8:55 a.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 9-9:55 a.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 10-10:55 a.m.
5-6 Thursday July 12 5:15-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 6-6:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 7-7:55 p.m.
5-6 Monday July 16 8:15-8:55 a.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 9-9:55 a.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 10-10:55 a.m.
5-6 Thursday July 19 8:15-8:55 a.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 9-9:55 a.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 10-10:55 a.m.
5-6 Tuesday July 24 5:15-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 6-6:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 7-7:55 p.m.
5-6 Thursday July 26 8:15-8:55 a.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 9-9:55 a.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 10-10:55 a.m.
5-6 Monday July 30 5:15-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 6-6:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 7-7:55 p.m.
5-6 Wednesday August 1 8:15-8:55 a.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 9-9:55 a.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 10-10:55 a.m.
5-6 Monday August 6 5:15-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 6-6:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 7-7:55 p.m.
5-6 Monday August 13 5:15-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 6-6:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 7-7:55 p.m.
5-6 Thursday August 16 8:15-8:55 a.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 9-9:55 a.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 10-10:55 a.m.
5-6 Monday August 20 8:15-8:55 a.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 9-9:55 a.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 10-10:55 a.m.
5-6 Tuesday August 21 5:15-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 6-6:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 7-7:55 p.m.
5-6 Thursday August 23 8:15-8:55 a.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 9-9:55 a.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 10-10:55 a.m.
MAKE UP DATE NOTICE! *One hour earlier
5-6 Thursday September 20 4:15-4:55 p.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 5-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 6-6:55 p.m.

SESSION 3 - Not included in "Full summer season" registration

Age Day Date Time
7-17 (Rookie) Thursday September 6 5-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 6-6:55 p.m.
7-17 (Rookie) Tuesday September 11 5-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 6-6:55 p.m.
7-17 (Rookie) Thursday September 13 5-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 6-6:55 p.m.
7-17 (Rookie) Tuesday September 18 5-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 6-6:55 p.m.
MAKE UP DATE
7-17 (Rookie) Thursday September 20 5-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 6-6:55 p.m.

end of season party

Join us on Saturday, September 8 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. for our pizza party carnival! This is an opportunity for some pizza, games, and activities, to celebrate our 2018 golf season. Participants, parents and siblings welcome!

All registered golfers in sessions 1, 2, 3, and all other youth programs are invited to come celebrate our season.