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 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 November with one First Tour event per month for a total of 9 events through the year.

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 active in the program and phased out at certifying to ACE. 

First Tour Membership Pre-Requisites
– Active in Open Enrollment within the calendar year
– PLAYer, Par, Birdie, and Eagle level participants are eligible to qualify.
– Ages 7- 17
– Players MUST attend a Rules Clinic OR pass online assessment of their rules knowledge
– Parents that intend to caddy MUST complete a rules assessment and pass before being allowed to caddy for an event.
-Participants MUST complete a 9 hole round of golf with score before playing in an event to be able to be flighted for play.

Cost:
– $50 Tour Membership/ $10 Entry Fee for Monthly Events
$50 entry gets you a TFTD hat and membership to be able to register for monthly events.

click here to see the participant & parent orientation

click here for the rules study guide

Click HERE for the Rules Test
*participants must complete and pass this to be eligible to play in the First Tour.

Click HERE for the Caddy Rules Test
*any adults intending to caddy must complete and pass this to be eligible to caddy.

Questions? Contact Stefan Almanza at salmanza@thefirstteedallas.org