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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 30 classes this season between sessions 1, 2 and 3!

revamped 2020 schedule and registration now available


Registration for First Tee classes is now through The First Tee of Blaine's website, so many of you will need to create a new account in order to log into the parent portal. It's easy to do, don't worry!

Contact Us

Victory Links Pro Shop

Phone: 763.717.3240

Current Weather

Program Details

  • You can attend up to 30 classes this season between sessions 1, 2 and 3!
  • 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 6-7 of the available 10 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 4 make up opportunities at the end of the season should a class get cancelled due to weather. If a date gets rained out you had planned on attending, you can attend a class in the next session of your choosing! Odds are we will have 2-3 classes cancelled due to weather per season. 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).
  • Limited number of spots in each session.

Program Cost

  • Session 1: attend up to 10 classes (April 29-June 2)
    • Ages 5-6: $70
    • Ages 7-17: $95
  • Session 2: attend up to 10 classes (June 8-July 22)
    • Ages 5-6: $70
    • Ages 7-17: $95
  • Session 3: attend up to 10 classes (July 23-August 27)
    • Ages 5-6: $70
    • Ages 7-17: $95
  • Full Season: Attend up to 30 classes in sessions 1, 2 & 3.
    • Ages 5-6: $179
    • Ages 7-17: $245

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


Build your own First Tee program!

  • Maybe the class dates and times for this season 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, Chris or Jack on your own time and with a 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 golf season.
  • Six- 55 minute classes
  • $95 per student

CONTACT JASON TO SET UP YOUR CLASS

CONTACT CHRIS TO SET UP YOUR CLASS

CONTACT JACK TO SET UP YOUR CLASS

SESSION 1

Age Day Date Time
5-6 Wednesday April 29 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 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 May 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 May 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 May 18 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 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 Tuesday May 26 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 28 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 1 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 3 5:15-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 6-6:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 7-7:55 p.m.

SESSION 2

Age Day Date Time
5-6 Monday June 8 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 10 5:15-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 6-6:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 7-7:55 p.m.
FIRST MORNING SESSION
5-6 Monday June 15 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 17 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 22 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 24 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 June 25 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 14 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 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 Tuesday July 21 5:15-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 6-6:55 p.m.
7-7:55 p.m.

SESSION 3

Age Day Date Time
5-6 Thursday July 23 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 Tuesday July 28 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 30 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 August 6 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 10 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 13 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 17 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 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 25 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 27 5:15-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 6-6:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 7-7:55 p.m.
MAKE UP MAKE UP
5-6 Tuesday Sept 8 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 Sept 10 5:15-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 6-6:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 7-7:55 p.m.

end of season party

Join us on Saturday, September 12 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 golf season. Participants, parents and siblings welcome!

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