Welcome to The First Tee of Northern Michigan

What We Do:

The First Tee provides young people with character-building and life skills lessons using golf as the platform. Through The First Tee, young people discover how skills essential to success on a golf course can also help them flourish in life.

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Nine Core ValuesTM Honesty
Nine Core ValuesTM Integrity
Nine Core ValuesTM Sportsmanship
Nine Core ValuesTM Respect
Nine Core ValuesTM Confidence
Nine Core ValuesTM Responsibility
Nine Core ValuesTM Perseverance
Nine Core ValuesTM Courtesy
Nine Core ValuesTM Judgment

What’s new at The First Tee of Northern Michigan

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Indoor Certifying Class – All Levels

Tuesday nights from 3:45-5 PM Starting February 16th – March 15th

Come and get caught up on your Certifying materials.  Get a head start on the summer by coming and working on your book and getting your golf game ready through various golf and life skill games. 

Cost is $35 after paying the 2016 Membership fee.


Open Net

Wednesday Nights from 3:45-5 PM Starting February 17th – March 16th 

Come spend some time working on your golf game.  Coach Seth will be around to help tune up short game and full swing.  Optishot and a launch monitor will be available to use upon request.

Cost is just the 2016 Membership fee of $40.

STEM Links Class

Thursday Nights from 3:45-5 PM Starting February 18th – March 17th.

Bringing golf and education together to form a perfect class!  Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are implemented as various parts of the game of golf are practiced and talked about.  Come and learn from one the newest and most popular programs around! (Middle School Age and Up)

Cost is $35 after paying the 2016 Membership fee.

The First Tee of Northern Michigan at Shotmakers 

Come join the Shotmakers indoor class beginning Saturday, February 6th from 9 -10 AM.  Classes will go for five consecutive Saturday's, ending March 5th!  Be sure to sign up quickly! Cost is a membership fee for the year of $40 and the class fee of $35.  Make your Saturday's much more fun by getting involved! 


Please email Program Director, Seth Jones at sjones@thefirstteenorthernmichigan.org, or call the office at 231-526-3168.  Registration will be limited so sign up fast!

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A Program that Works

Research Validates

In a past independent research study of The First Tee, 73% of young people at participating chapters reported high confidence in their ability to do well academically and 52% credited the program for their ability to appreciate diversity.

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Our Impact

The First Tee believes young people in our community are our future leaders. Our programs impact youth and expose them to core values like respect, integrity and perseverance.

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How We Help

One-third of young people say they lack adult role models. The First Tee provides quality youth programs that include adult mentors and safe places.

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