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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)

2019 SCHEDULE RELEASED AND REGISTRATION 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 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).
  • Limited number of spots in each session.

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.


Build your own First Tee program!

  • Maybe the class dates and times for 2019 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 2019 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 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 Monday 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 Wednesday May 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 May 15 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 20 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 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 Thursday May 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 Monday 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.
5-6 Wednesday June 5 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 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 Wednesday June 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 June 17 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 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 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.
MAKE UP DATE
5-6 Wednesday 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.

SESSION 2

Age Day Date Time
5-6 Monday July 8 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 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 Monday July 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 Thursday July 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 Tuesday 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 Thursday July 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 Monday July 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 July 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 August 5 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 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 Thursday August 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 Monday August 19 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 August 20 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 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.
MAKE UP DATE NOTICE! *One hour earlier
5-6 Thursday September 19 4:15-4:55 p.m.
7-17 (Rookie) 5-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 6-6:55 p.m.

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

Age Day Date Time
7-17 (Rookie) Thursday September 5 5-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 6-6:55 p.m.
7-17 (Rookie) Tuesday September 10 5-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 6-6:55 p.m.
7-17 (Rookie) Thursday September 12 5-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 6-6:55 p.m.
7-17 (Rookie) Tuesday September 17 5-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 6-6:55 p.m.
MAKE UP DATE
7-17 (Rookie) Thursday September 19 5-5:55 p.m.
7-17 (P,B,E) 6-6:55 p.m.

end of season party

Join us on Saturday, September 7 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 2019 golf season. Participants, parents and siblings welcome!

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