Tee Up In Gym Class

In elementary schools in our community and across the United States, many students are teeing off for the first time thanks to The First Tee National School Program, bringing our curriculum to your child’s gym during physical education class. By teaching elementary students The First Tee’s Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits, we’re putting them on the course to a healthy and active lifestyle.


The First Tee of Fort Smith goal is to reach every youth in our service area. The National School Program is a great opportunity for young people to learn The First Tee curriculum while they are in their physical education classes. The P.E. teachers are trained to teach The First Tee curriculum through activity based lessons. Each student will learn a golf lesson along with learning The First Tee Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits. Currently all 19 Fort Smith Public School take place in the National School Program as well as Union Christian Academy and Parkview Elementary in Van Buren.

Lesson Plan

The First Tee National School Program gives gym teachers and physical educators the tools to get started. We provide the training, junior golf lesson plans, and equipment.

Our Mission

  • Create a safe introduction to golf for today’s students and teachers.
  • Ensure that golf education meets the same national standards developed by the Society for Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE).
  • Help students build character and confidence through the positive personal and social values associated with the game.
  • Show students that golf can be a great part of a healthy and active lifestyle.
  • Make the positive values of golf a part of the classroom and students’ everyday lives.