The Canada-wide Golf in Schools program has transitioned to First Tee Canada, but Golf Saskatchewan still has indoor golf equipment and will still visit schools across the province to bring golf to students of all ages!

If you are interested in having Certified PGA of Canada/Saskatchewan Professional Steve Ryde visit your school call 306-975-0834 or email Steve.

Golf Saskatchewan has delivered several Golf in School kits to schools and courses over the years.

“Physical education teachers need to offer a variety of activities, not just the typical sport model. We need to teach our students to be life-long, active movers therefore we need to offer a variety of activities. When the GIS was in my equipment room I was quick to use it. I am a golfer so it helps with my confidence to pick up a kit and know what to do with it

Saskatoon Teacher Jennifer Buettner

Learn more by reading below.

Saskatoon schools benefit from golf kits

Weyburn schools receive Golf in Schools kits

First Tee – Canada

Golf Canada and First Tee partnered to launch First Tee – Canada in 2021. The partnership will see First Tee’s youth development emphasis strengthen Golf Canada’s junior golf activities that reach kids in schools and golf facilities. The innovative First Tee curriculum will focus on empowering young people to build character through the game of golf. Multiple chapters launched in 2021 (British Columbia, Ontario and Québec) with additional chapters being established across Canada through 2022.

First Tee Programs

  • FIRST TEE SCHOOL PROGRAM
    • Many students tee it up for the first time through the First Tee School Program. First Tee works to train educators on a curriculum that introduces students to golf and its core values during physical education classes. Teachers are provided all necessary training, lesson plans and equipment in order to teach elementary school students the basic skills of golf with safe and fun activities.

      For more information, visit the First Tee – Prairies website.

  • FIRST TEE FACILITY PROGRAMS
    • From age 5 through 18, youth progress through levels by demonstrating First Tee’s Nine Core Values, life and golf skills, as well as passing an assessment. All participants, regardless of age, start at the PLAYer Level then progress through the Par, Birdie, Eagle and Ace Levels.

       

      For more information, visit the First Tee – Canada website.

  • FIRST TEE COMMUNITY PROGRAM
    • Through the First Tee Community Program, youth leaders and teachers can introduce kids to golf while helping them build their character and inner strength through fun, safe sport and games. First Tee supplies the curriculum, equipment and the training for youth leaders to deliver the program.

       

      For more information, visit the First Tee – Canada website

Junior Skills Challenge

Junior Skills Challenge is an online and interactive program that focuses on developing the key golf skills of putting, chipping and driving. An online leaderboard allows site coordinators to upload players’ scores so they can track their improvement. Using the data, players are ranked nationally by age group, and by scores on the National Leaderboard. Top competitors nationally are invited to compete in the annual Junior Skills Challenge National Event.

 

Youth on Course *Program not yet available in Saskatchewan

Youth on Course helps eliminate golf’s affordability barrier for Golf Canada members ages 6 to 18. These young golfers can play subsidized rounds for $5 or less at participating courses during designated times. Members also have access to an international network of more than 1,700 golf courses across North America.

RBC Community Junior Golf *Program not yet available in Saskatchewan

RBC Community Junior Golf supports partner Golf Canada’s First Tee – Canada programming at municipal golf courses across the country. RBC Community Junior Golf, First Tee – Canada, and Youth on Course strive to work together to build greater diversity and equity in golf, by enabling affordable access to the game for youth in underrepresented communities in Canada.