The First Tee - Tampa Bay Par Team Certification Requirements
A participant can become Par Team Certified within The First Tee - Tampa Bay in one of two ways:
Group Golf Lessons Within The First Tee of Tampa Bay Group Golf Lessons, participant must complete ALL of the criteria below in a seven-week session. Participants will get to try each requirement up to 3 times during the session if time permits.
|Complete the following:|
|Life Skills Knowledge and Application||Participants must exhibit and demonstrate the following life skills: • Welcome and Showing Respect • Modeling Sportsmanship • Living with Integrity • Courtesy Towards Others • Responsibility for the Course • The Honesty of Players • Developing Confidence • Using Good Judgment • Playing with Perseverance • Healthy Habit-Energy • Healthy Habit-Play • Healthy Habit-Safety|
|Written Test||Must complete written assessment with a score of 80%|
|Playing Requirement||Participant must complete real or simulated 3-hole round of golf in a timely, safe and courteous manner.|
|Putting Skills||Complete a 3-hole putting course in a maximum of 9 strokes (avg. 3.0) with holes of the following length:• 1 short hole (between 3 and 9 feet) • 1 medium hole (between 10 and 24 feet) • 1 long hole (between 25 and 40 feet)|
|Short Game Skills||Complete a 3-hole up-and-down course in a maximum of 12 strokes (avg. 4.0) with holes of the following length (hole locations of “low to moderate” difficulty):• 1 hole at approximately 2-4 yards from the edge of the green • 1 hole at approximately 8-10 yards from the edge of the green • 1 hole at approximately 16-20 yards from the edge of the green|
|Full-swing Skills: Woods||Hit 2 out of 6 fairways (or a defined area) a minimum distance of:• 75 yards to an approximately 22.5 yard wide fairway (5-10 yrs.) • 100 yards to an approximately 30 yard wide fairway (11-18 yrs.) Ball must travel at least HALF of that distance in the air to count. Maximum of one "Swing and Miss" allowed (still counts as swing) to pass this requirement.|
|Full-swing Skills: Irons||Hit 2 out of 6 greens in the air (or a defined area) from a distance of: • 35 yards to the front edge of the green (5-10 yrs.) • 50 yards to the front edge of the green (11-18 yrs.) Maximum of one "Swing and Miss" allowed (still counts as swing) to pass this requirement.|
ORAccelerated Team Certification (participant does NOT have to attend Group Golf Lessons) Participant must complete five, 9-hole rounds of golf in a timely, safe and courteous manner, with a score not to exceed double bogey for each of the five, 9-hole rounds. (Example: Par 36, players must shoot 54 or below). Participant must play from a minimum 9-hole yardage in accordance with his/her age group: - 1200 yards (8-10 yrs.) - 1750 yards (11-12 yrs.) - 2650 yards (13 and older Participant must show signed scorecards to The First Tee staff or have other means of verification to qualify.