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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.

CORONAVIRUS-

As of March 20th we are still anticipating to run all First tee programs.

We will be following the directives put out by the CDC, The National Health Organization, the state of Mn, as well as local directions to insure that our participants, volunteers, and staff remain safe.

We will update and provide weekly information as it pertains to the First Tee, starting April 1st. 

Concerns or questions? Email me at watty014@gmail.com

Thanks, Stay Safe

Watty Watson

 

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   INVESTMENT

           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 2020 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.

             

       

 ONLINE REGISTRATION  AVAILABLE

FEBRUARY 15TH.

                       

  2020   Player Weekly sessions:

 

                      JUNE CLASSES
Session 1 PLAYER 1 JUNE 8TH-11TH 8-9:30  
Session 2 PLAYER 2 JUNE 8TH-11TH 10-11:30 
Session 3 PLAYER 3 JUNE 8TH-11TH 12-1:30   
Session 4 PLAYER 1 JUNE 29TH-JULY 2ND 8-9:30  

Session 5 PLAYER 2 JUNE 29TH-JULY 2ND 10-11:30

Session 6 PLAYER 3 JUNE 29TH-JULY 2ND 12-1:30  

 

           JULY & AUGUST CLASSES

Session 7 PLAYER 1 JULY 13TH-16TH 8-9:30  
Session 8 PLAYER 2 JULY 2OTH-23RD 8-9:30

Session 9 PLAYER 3 JULY 27TH-30TH 8-9:30

Session 10 TBD

******PLAYER3 MUST BE TAKEN TWICE

BEFORE MOVING TO PAR1******

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     2020   Par Level Sessions:

                        JUNE CLASSES

Session PR1 PAR 1 JUNE 15TH-18TH 8-9:30       
Session PR2 PAR 2 JUNE 15TH-18TH 10-11:30   
Session PR3 PAR 3 JUNE 15TH-18TH 12-1:30        
  

                    JULY & AUGUST CLASSES

Session PR4 PAR 1 JULY 6TH-9TH 8-9:30  
Session PR5 PAR 2 JULY 6TH-9TH 10-11:30

Session PR6 PAR 3 JULY 6TH-9TH 12-1:30

Session PR7 PAR 1 JULY 13TH-16TH 10-11:30

Session PR8 PAR 2 JULY 20TH-23RD 10-11:30

Session PR9 PAR 3 JULY 27TH-30TH 10-11:30

Session PR10 TBD

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

MOVING TO THE BIRDIE LEVEL*****

  2020   Birdie Level Sessions

NEW THIS YEAR-BIRDIE 1 CLASSES

AND BIRDIE 2 CLASSES

ALL FIRST YEAR BIRDIE PLAYERS WILL BE IN BIRDIE 1 THROUGHOUT THE 2020 SEASON

SECOND AND THIRD YEAR BIRDIE PLAYERS

WILL BE IN BIRDIE 2

 Session B1 BIRDIE 1 JUNE 8th-11th 12-2

Session B2 BIRDIE 1 JUNE 22ND-25TH 9-11

Session B3 BIRDIE 2 JUNE 22ND-25TH 11:30-1:30

Session B4 BIRDIE 2 JUNE 29TH-JULY 2ND 12-2

Session B5 BIRDIE 1 JULY 20TH-23RD 12-2

Session B6 BIRDIE 2 JULY 27TH-30TH 12-2

 
   2020  Wee-Tee Sessions (ages 5 and 6)

Session WT1 JUNE 22nd-25th 8-9

Session WT2 JULY 13th-16th 12-1

Session WT3 AUG 3rd-6th 9-10

EVENTS:

June 26th 9am shotgun Birdie/Eagle Tournament

July 3rd FREE Parent/Child day (T-Times 9-noon)

July 10th 9am shotgun Par tournament

July 24th 9am shotgun Par/Birdie Tournament

July 31st 9am shotgun Player tournament with coaches

  

 

Additional Information:

  

  • Young Ladies Golf Social
    • When: Thursday Evenings - 5:30 - 7 PM
    • Dates: June 11th-July 30th
    • Ages: 10-16 years old
    • Cost: $99.00 ($49.00 for participants registered in other First Tee classes)
    • In-Person registration only at Hadley Creek (not available online) 
  • In case of inclement weather, we will schedule make up days on Fridays.     
  • A minimal of 4 and a limit of 24 participants per session. 
  • Schedules subject to change.
  • Certification from one level to the next will be held on Fridays, at 8,9 or 10am-You must register for certification.  
  • 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