WHAT IS ACE PROGRAMMING?

Ace certification is the highest level a participant can achieve within The First Tee global network of chapters and the designation is a great addition to any young person’s HS or collegiate resume.  Upon completion of the PLAYer, Par, Birdie, and Eagle levels of The First Tee, participants become eligible to work towards this final step in the program.  The Ace program focuses on personal planning and the reinforcement of skills such as self-management, goal setting, self-coaching, interpersonal communication and resilience that were introduced in earlier levels of the program.  Using these skills, participants become Ace-certified by completing four projects (Community Service, Career, College, and Golf) that will help them build a foundation towards higher education and a future career.  Our intention is to help each of you become Ace-certified as soon as possible.

COST

Ace+ Program Annual Fee: $100.00 (one-time) + Per Event Fee: Varies, but typically $15-$25.  Annual fee includes an exclusive, high-performance TFTGD shirt, hat, bag tag, access to national and local TFT events, and many other exclusive benefits!  The event fee includes instruction, golf course access, food, and other necessary items.  In 2018, there will be approximately 15 events.  Registration will be online and scholarships will be available if necessary. (This year’s experiences are valued at more than $3,300 per participant)

 

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP 

Ace+ is the competitive, highest level of our local TFT program.  It is reserved for participants that have not only completed all other levels of the program, but that also play golf competitively and have a USGA Handicap of 18 or less and/or average a score of less than 90 for 18 holes. 
Lastly, Ace-certified participants receive an extremely significant points boost towards their TFTGD College Scholarship Application (to be completed during HS senior and college years).  Last year’s top recipient was awarded $10,000 and more than $94,000 was awarded in total!

 

For more questions about the Ace program offerings, please contact Katie Harris at kharris@thefirstteedallas.org