Pro Kids members (ages 7-17 years old) are introduced to our program through a leveling system based on their golf skills ability and age requirements. Our junior members start in Level 1 (ages 7-8 years old) where they are taught the basics of the golf swing and learn important life skills through situational experiences on the golf course and practice area. Junior member advancement involves a series of skills challenges, written tests, and learning the game of golf and Pro Kids/First Tee Core Values. Learning the game of golf takes time, years of practice and on course experiences. Our qualified golf instruction team has developed a comprehensive certification program that ensures all members achieve their goals and establishes checkpoints that take them to the next level.
End of the Month Tournament
Pro Kids Members only! Like any men’s or ladies’ club, Pro Kids hosts monthly events for its junior members (Levels 2-7). Formats vary each month but include: Stroke Play, Match Play Championships, Scramble, and Best Ball. Other fun formats include the Scotland Open, Trivia Scramble, and Colina Country Club. Staff use a handicap system to facilitate tournaments with several flights of ability. This system allows players of every skill level to participate by placing them in groups where they compete with members of similar ability. Due to COVID-19, we are currently hosting “Virtual Tournaments” for our kids once a month.
Youth on Course
This program allows our members to play and access Southern California executive and regulation courses at discounted rates. Pro Kids members that are par certified (Level 2) are matched with adult mentors or escorts to play local area courses. Tee times are arranged by our staff and are made available to students during school holidays and vacations. Birdie certified (Level 5) members can play any Youth on Course golf course unsupervised. Youth on Course is an SCGA Foundation program. Click here to learn more.
Golf Support Group: Golf Support Volunteers are asked to assist with running golf skills practice stations during golf classes and chaperoning Pro Kids members on the course at Colina Park and outings to full size courses throughout San Diego County.