Contact Information

201 4th Street SE
Room 150
Rochester, Mn 55904 (Map)

Phone: 507-328-2525
Fax: 507-328-2535

Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Department Contacts

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 Mission Statement: To impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life enhancing values through the game of golf. 

 

 Congratulations to Joseph Scipture and Shelby Leitz

These two First Tee Birdie participants were chosen to represent Minnesota

in the Irwin Cup last September.

 

 

The First Tee’s Nine Core Values:

Honesty  Integrity  Sportsmanship  Respect
Confidence  Responsibility  Perseverance

Courtesy  Judgment
Life Skills & Nine Healthy Habits
The First Tee Life Skills Experience promotes character development to enhance personal and social growth. Along with The Life Skills experience The First Tee also promotes healthy living through The Nine Healthy Habits, which are in three categories;
Physical Health
  • Play-regular physical activity
  •  Energy-proper diet and nutrition
  • Safety-safe practices and physical recovery
Emotional Health
  • Mind-emotional and psychological well being
  •  Family- contribute to healthy home
  • Vision-preparing for the future
Social Health
  • Friends-maintaining healthy relationships
  • School-obtaining knowledge
  • Community-participate in extended social opportunities
 
National School Program
  • The National School Program has been growing every year since 2004. It is in over 3,400 schools, 350 school districts across the country and has impacted more than 1.6 million elementary students.
  • Program Focus: Safety, Character education,  concept learning, developmental approach to teaching and learning, motor skills, and the Nine Core Values in each lesson.
  • The First Tee of Rochester introduced the National School Program to the first school in the Rochester area in 2011, Lincoln Choice K-8. Over 300 kids were introduced to this program. In 2013, NSP expanded to thirteen schools in the Rochester area and 4000+ kids participated in the program. Those schools are: Byron Elementary, Central Intermediate, Folwell, Lincoln Choice, Jefferson, Washington, St. Francis, St. Pius, St. Johns, Holy Spirit, Gage, John Adams and Bamber Valley.
  • New schools for 2015 are: Pinewood, Longfellow, and Riverside.
 

 

Participants Yearly  Cost

           Individual - $70.00 first session,  $30 each additional session      

           Family -(2 or more children)  $70 per session per participant, yearly maximum of $210 

           Wee Level -$30.00

           Scholarships are available, inquire at Hadley Creek

 

Class Registration:  ****Register Online****

 Online registration will begin February 15th 2019 and ends one week prior to each class.

 

  All participants new to The First Tee, regardless of golf skill must start with the PLAYer level. 
  •    PLAYer 1, 2, 3  Ages 7-17.
  •    Par I-Ages 9-17: must be PLAYer certified .
  •    Par II-Ages 9-17: must be Par I certified
  •    Par III-Ages 10-17: must be Par II certified
  •    Birdie- Ages 11-17; must be Par certified.
  •    Eagle- Ages 14-17; must be Birdie certified.

             

       2019 Summer Schedule

                         2019   Player Weekly sessions:

 

                      JUNE CLASSES

Session N  June 3rd thru 6th     Player1   5:30-7:00pm (night class)

Session 1   June 3rd  thru 6th        Player1       8-9:30  (FULL)   
Session 2   June 3rd  thru 6th        Player2      10-11:30  
Session 3   June 3rd thru 6th         Player3      12- 1:30
Session 4   June 17th thru 20th     PLayer1      8-9:30 FULL

Session 5   June 17th thru 20th     Player2       10-11:30

Session 6   June 17th thru 20th     Player3       12-1:30

 

           JULY & AUGUST CLASSES

Session 7   July 15th thru 18th         Player1        8-9:30
Session 8   July  22nd thru 25th       Player2       8-9:30

Session 9   July 22nd thru 25th        Player3       10-11:30

Session 10  Aug. 5th thru 8th           Player3        8-9:30

******PLAYER3 MUST BE TAKEN TWICE

BEFORE MOVING TO PAR1******

PLAYER LEVEL TOURNAMENT

FRIDAY JULY 26TH, 9AM SHOTGUN START

                               2019   Par Level Sessions:

                        JUNE CLASSES

Session PR1  June 10th thru 13th        Par1      8- 9:30      
Session PR2  June 10th thru 13th        Par2     10-11:30     
Session PR3  June 10th thru 13th        Par3     12-1:30     
  

                    JULY & AUGUST CLASSES

Session PR4  July 8th thru 11th            Par1          8-9:30  
Session PR5  July 8th thru 11th            Par2         10-11:30

Session PR6  July 8th thru 11th            Par3         12-1:30

Session PR7  July 22nd thru 25th         Par1         12-1:30

Session PR8  July 29th thru Aug. 1st    Par2          8-9:30

Session PR9 July 39th thru Aug. 1st     Par3         10-11:30

Session PR10 Aug.  5th thru 8th            Par3        10-11:30

******PAR3 MUST BE TAKEN TWICE BEFORE

MOVING TO THE BIRDIE LEVEL******

PAR & BIRDIE SHAMBLE TOURNAMENT

FRIDAY JULY 5TH 8:30 SHOTGUN START

 

 

                2019   Birdie Level Sessions

 

Session BR1 June 10th thru 13th                          12-2:00
Session BR2 July 24th, 25th,  July 1st, 2nd           12-2:00
Session BR3 July 29th thru Aug. 1st                      12-2:00 

Session BR4 Aug. 5th thru 8th                               12-2:00

"NEW IN 19'  

BIRDIE PLAYERS CLUB

9-HOLE EVENTS EVERY OTHER WED.

JUNE 5TH,19TH,JULY 3RD, 17TH, AND 31ST

T-TIMES BEGIN AT 9AM!!!!

 
   2019  Wee-Tee Sessions (ages 5 and 6)
Wee-Tee1 June 24th, 25th and July 1st, 2nd           9-10:00  
Wee-Tee2 July 15th thru 18th                                  10-11:00 

 

Additional Information:

  

  • Young Ladies Golf Social
    • When: Thursday Evenings - 5:30 - 7 PM
    • Dates: June 6 - August 1, 2019
    • Ages: 10-16 years old
    • Cost: $99.00 ($39.00 for participants registered in other First Tee classes)
    • In-Person registration only at Hadley Creek (not available online)
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  • Incase of inclement weather, we will schedule make up days on Fridays.     
  • A minimal of 4 and a limit of 24 participants per session.
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  • Schedules subject to change
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  • Certification from one level to the next will be held on Fridays, at 8,9 or 10am-You must register for certification.
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  • FIRST TEE FIASCO FRI. AUG. 16TH 10AM-NOON PARENTS WELCOME!!!!!
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  • Remember . First Tee participants may play anytime with an adult for only $3 at Hadley Creek. 
 
Information about The First Tee Rochester is available at the Park and Recreation Department office at 201 4th Street SE (City Hall) or after April 1st at Hadley Creek Golf Learning Center at 2427 Hadley Valley Road NE.Phone 507-529-4119  For more information contact W.W.(Watty) Watson- email: firstteehadley@gmail.com