The premise of implementing the “First Tour” is to bridge the gap between the life skills experience and competitive junior golf in a fun, beginner friendly environment. The running theme of the First Tour will be tournament readiness, and should prove valuable for both the participant and parent as they learn the etiquette and rules of the game along with playing for a score and just what all goes into preparing to play tournament golf.
The First Tour is an excellent way to engage TFTD participants from all corners of the Greater Dallas area as well as highlight our great affiliate golf courses as the tour will rotate venues monthly. This should allow our kids to get comfortable meeting and playing with new people as well as building a golf game that travels.
Events will be played in 2 or 4 person teams based on current level in The First Tee program and individual formats in some cases for advanced level participants. The season will run annually from March to October with one First Tour event per month for a total of 8, with 3 of those held as Major Championships. The First Tour MASTERS in April, The First Tour OPEN in July, and The First Tour CHAMPIONSHIP in October. Each Event will be limited to the first 50 players to RSVP, with The First Tour Championship being invite only to the Top 20 players in year-long points standing.
Players will receive points based on participation in The First Tee program and finishes in each event that will compile for Player of the Year awards at the season ending First Tour Championship.
The suggested playing window for the First Tour is entry once a participant is Par and phased out at completion of Birdie Certification. Eagle participants are able to attend if they have not already entered other competitive tournament play.
First Tour Membership Pre-Requisites
– Active in Open Enrollment within the calendar year
– Par, Birdie, and Eagle Participants only. PLAYer level participants are not eligible.
– Ages 7- fall of freshman year in high school
– Players and Parents must be familiar with First Tee “Friendly” Rules
– $75 Tour Membership/ $10 Entry Fee for Monthly Events
$75 entry gets you a TFTD polo, hat, and bag tag
Contact Coach Katie for the specific parent guide.
Communications for these events coming soon.
First tour registration is closed for 2018. see you next year!
Questions? Contact Katie Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org