What exactly is First Tee – Greater Pasadena?

First Tee – Greater Pasadena is 501 (c)(3) nonprofit youth development organization whose mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing vales and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.  With the chapter’s home facility at Brookside Golf Club, adjacent to the world famous Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA, First Tee – Greater Pasadena reaches young people on golf courses throughout the San Gabriel Valley, in local elementary schools, after school programs and park and recreational summer programs.

Currently First Tee – Greater Pasadena offers various programs at these grass green facilities (golf courses): Brookside Golf Club (Pasadena, CA); Altadena Golf Course (Altadena, CA); Alhambra Golf Course (Alhambra, CA); Eaton Canyon Golf Course (Pasadena, CA); Glen Oaks Golf and Learning Center (Glendora, CA); Arroyo Seco Golf Course (South Pasadena, CA); Marshall Canyon Golf Course (La Verne, CA).

Does my child need golf equipment?

Participants are welcomed to bring their own golf clubs.  Although First Tee – Greater Pasadena will provide equipment for all classes for students who do not have clubs.  Golf equipment is available for ALL levels and both types of programs (Classes and Camps).

Where should my child meet for class?

Each golf course will be different:

Brookside- Left Putting Green

Alhambra– lower level of the driving range

Altadena– patio area behind the restaurant

Eaton Canyon– patio area behind the restaurant

Glen Oaks– picnic table near the bathroom/driving range area.

Marshall Canyon- driving range

(Please look for First Tee Coaches who will have picture ID credentials.  Also, please look for volunteers who might be wearing white caddy bibs, First Tee hats & shirts.)

What happens if there’s bad weather?

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In the case of bad weather, an update will be posted 2 hours prior to the start of the scheduled class.

Please like us on Facebook and Twitter.  Updates will be provided on both social media sites.

What happens if class is canceled?

If First Tee – Greater Pasadena cancels class due to weather, holiday or for another reason First Tee – Greater Pasadena will make-up that canceled class at the end of the session.

What should I do if I’m not able to make it to my class?

E-mail the Director of Programming and Development (Mark Fritz) at mark@mfritzthefirstteepasadena.com for a possible make-up class.

What is the etiquette for parents and other spectators?

All parents and spectators must remain approximately 50 yards from the class and cannot distract or be involved with the students.

What is the difference between a Introductory/Intermediate class, an Advance class and a summer camp?

The overall expense for each youth that participates in our 8-week session is approximately $150.00.  First Tee – Greater Pasadena Board of Directors, in cooperation with community supporters, including parents of our participants, are committed to raise the additional funds needed to maintain the quality of our program.

Introductory/Intermediate level classes are designed to introduce youth to the game of golf.  The average participant to instructor ratio is 10:1. The participation fee for 1 child is, $75.  Participation fees for a family of 2 or more is, Child 1: $75, Child 2+: $65.   Classes meet once per week.  Seasonal Session classes will have a total of 8 hours in possible programming,

Advance level classes are designed for current members who have passed certification requirements from the PLAYer and Par levels of First Tee Life Skills Curriculum.  The average participant to instructor ratio is 5:1.  The participation fe for 1 child is, $85.  Participation fees for a family of 2 or more is, Child 1: $85, Child 2+: $75.  Classes meet once per week.  Advance level classes will have a total of 8-16 hours in possible programming.

A summer camp is a week long program that runs Monday-Friday.  The participation fee is $150 per child (no multiple child discount) and will cover the entire week of the camp.  Camps will have a total of 14 hours in possible programming.

Introduction and Intermediate Level Classes

TARGET (Intro)
PLAYer (Intro)
Par (Intermediate)
TEEN (Intro & Intermediate)
Girl’s Class (Intro & Intermediate)
Home School (Intro & Intermediate)
Advance Level Classes

Birdie
Eagle
Course Management
PLAY Leagues
What is the participation fee structure?

Intro & Intermediate Level Classes:

(TARGET, PLAYer, Par, TEEN, Girls, Chandler & Home School)

Participant Fee for a family with one (1) child per session

1 Child:  $75/session
Participant Fees for a family with two (2+) or more children per session

Child 1:  $75/session
Child 2+:  $65/session
Advance Level Classes:

(Birdie, Eagle, Ace, Course Management & PLAY Leagues)

Participant Fee for a family with one (1) child per session

1 Child:  $85/session
Participant Fee for a family with two (2+) or more children per session

Child 1:  $85/session
Child 2:  $75/session
How and when does my child test for certification in the life skills classes?

After a participant completes at least 3 full sessions of each level, they are eligible to test.  Testing will be held in-between seasonal sessions.  After each session, a list of days/times/location for testing will be provided on the website.  Please look for a picture of a cap and diploma.