Frequently Asked Questions

How will First Tee – British Columbia be structured?

Golf Canada will manage First Tee – Canada national operations and work with British Columbia Golf to launch a First Tee – British Columbia chapter in the province. Golf Canada, in collaboration with British Columbia Golf, will hire a First Tee Manager to oversee the operation of the chapter and an additional staff position to drive fundraising for each chapter. These individuals will work out of the British Columbia Golf office.

First Tee – British Columbia programming will be delivered at program locations – including schools, community centres, and golf facilities – throughout the province.

What junior golf programming is available for golf facilities in British Columbia that aren’t yet designated as First Tee program locations?

Golf Canada will be offering the following support for golf facilities in provinces which have a First Tee – Canada chapter that are not First Tee program locations in 2021:

  1. Golf Canada Junior Skills Challenge – Golf facilities are able to host the Golf Canada Junior Skills Challenge.
  2. Junior golf programming resources – Previous Future Links manuals, curriculum and drills have been ‘white labeled’ and will be sent to facilities by their provincial golf association.
  3. Schools & Facilities – Programming at Future Links participating schools and facilities will continue until we transition these schools to First Tee – Canada program.
What will happen to Future Links?

Future Links, as a brand, will no longer be operational. The work done over the past 24 years through Future Links will be carried on through the First Tee brand.

How is the PGA of Canada involved in First Tee – Canada?

First Tee – Canada is a partnership between Golf Canada and the PGA of Canada. The PGA of Canada will be responsible for all First Tee – Canada coach training. Also, lead coaches at First Tee golf facilities will be PGA of Canada members.

How can I bring First Tee to my community?

There are several ways you can bring First Tee to your community:

  • Partner with First Tee – British Columbia: First Tee – British Columbia works with multiple program locations to implement First Tee at the facility.
  • Bring the First Tee – School Program to your school: This program uses golf lessons to introduce students to character development during physical education class.
  • Bring the First Tee – Community Program to your local youth centre: This activity-based program was specifically designed for youth-serving organizations such as YMCA and the Boys and Girls Club.

Click here for more information on how to bring First Tee to your community.

I want to donate to First Tee – British Columbia. How can I do this?

First Tee – British Columbia needs your support to accomplish our mission and connect with more youth nationwide. Your donation to First Tee – British Columbia helps strengthen the character of children and teens today. Together, we can change the game. Contact us or donate online today.

My company is interested in supporting First Tee – British Columbia. How can I learn more?

First Tee – British Columbia is seeking corporate partners who are interested in supporting youth development through golf in British Columbia. Please contact us if you are interested in exploring a partnership or sponsorship.