The First Tee Lehigh Valley at Berks

Manor Golf Club
153 Bran Road, Sinking Spring, PA  19608

2017 Program

PLAYer Level Instruction is offered to any child age 8-18 from Berks County on Monday or Wednesday mornings 9:30-12:30. Instruction is delivered one day weekly for 8 weeks from June 19 to August 9. 
The fee is $120 for 24 hours of programming.
The PLAYer Level is an introduction to the basic concepts of The First Tee. All first-time registrants must proceed through this level regardless of experience or playing ability. No equipment is needed and snacks / water bottles are provided.
The curriculum is centered around The First Tee Nine Core Values and includes basics of golf and Nine Healthy Habits established by The First Tee Home Office.
The initial five weeks will be spent rotating through stations designed to teach golf fundamentals. The life skills and etiquette associated with The Nine Core Values will also be introduced. Assessments on the basics of golf and life skills will be administered in weeks 3-5. Any child who attends a minimum three of the first five classes and completes the assessments will be invited to play golf at Springside Par 3 Course in Reinholds, PA about five minutes south of Manor GC. Clubs will be provided at Springside where limited-flight balls are used, doubling the course yardage (real balls are used on the putting greens). An Assistant Coach or trained volunteer accompanies each threesome.
Weeks 1-5 Curriculum
Note: Golf Knowledge and Life Skills assessments weeks 3-5
Week 1: Intro to the game/ handshake / Lesson Plan: Respect
Week 2: Lesson Plans Courtesy (golf etiquette) and Responsibility (for the course)
Week 3: Lesson Plans Honesty (scorekeeping, rules) and Sportsmanship
Week 4: Lesson Plans Confidence (preparation) and Judgment (decision-making)
Week 5: Lesson Plans Perseverance and Integrity (honoring the game)

Download Application for Session One

NOTE: Application includes an Income Verification form. Both forms must be completed in order for your child to participate in this program.

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