Winter Life Skills Experience Classes

Registration is now open for our Winter Life Skills Experience classes! Winter programming will begin the week of January 9th and end the week of February 27th. The final week of March 6th-12th will be a certification week for those participants who are eligible to test into the next level.

The number of participants allowed in each class varies by location so available spots will be limited. If your preferred class is full, you can choose to be placed on the waiting list and if we are able to open spots, you will be notified. Financial aid is available. Because of possible class cancellations due to winter weather, cost of the winter session will be offered at 1/2 price, but no refunds. Please visit our COVID-19 Protocol Page for more information on current procedures and policies.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at anytime or call us at (817) 420-9370.

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Winter Skills Practices and Play Dates

Come out and practice your golf skills with a First Tee coach! These sessions focus on individuals and their practice needs or allow participants to play on the course with a First Tee coach. For skills practices, registered participants are welcome to participate for the entire allotted time or come and go as they please. For play dates, participants need to arrive at the beginning of the session to maximize playing time. Parents should review our COVID-19 Protocol Page for more information on pick-up and drop-off procedures.

Various dates are available at our Benbrook Par 3, Squaw Creek, and Rockwood program locations from November 18th – December 19th. Practice sessions and play dates will be $5 per participant with financial aid available as needed. Check out the practice schedule and register at the link below!

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Race to the Cup – Tournament Series

Our inaugural Race to the Cup series is coming to a close for the 2020 season. Next up the top 8-points leaders in each division will compete in the Cup Championship for a spot in the Ryder Cup style Cowtown Showdown! Visit our page for past results and more information on the series and look for upcoming events to kick of the 2021 Race to the Cup…tournament golf for all! 

Tournament Page


Life Skills Experience classes are offered year-round in the winter, spring, summer and fall at facilities across our region. Our Life Skills Experience classes are made up of character building and life skill development activities, learning golf rules and etiquette, learning how to warm-up properly and be healthy, and doing it all while learning to play golf. Participants who are new to the program should enroll in PLAYer Level classes. Participants will advance through each level once they meet the certification requirements for their level. A brief but mandatory orientation session will be conducted for new parents on the first day of classes (currently not doing these in-person, please visit Parent Resources page).

Junior Links  This non-certifying level is for participants ages 5 & 6 years old only. (Limited classes offered during Winter session)
PLAYer  Entry level for participants who are at least 7 years old. Learn the game of golf and First Tee’s Nine Core Values – the building blocks for subsequent levels.
PLAYer 12 & Older  Entry level class for participants age 12 and older. This class will join a Par class and combine the Life Lessons in Par with First Tee’s Nine Core Values.
Par  Participants will focus on lessons in self-management and interpersonal skills both on and off the course. Recommended minimum age of 9.
Birdie  This level focuses on setting a variety of goals and turning them into reality. Recommended minimum age of 11.
Eagle  During this level, participants learn about resilience, conflict resolution, and planning for the future. Recommended minimum age of 13.
ACE  Participants put it all together and hone in on setting goals, career education, and giving back to the community. Required minimum age of 14 or going into 9th grade.

Every participant in the program is eligible to receive a set of starter clubs for $10. This is a one-time fee that is paid during the registration process. As participants outgrow their clubs they may trade-in for longer clubs as they continue in the program at no cost. Clubs to new participants will be issued the first day of class at sign-in. Clubs are used junior clubs or adult clubs that are cut down to match a player’s height. If you choose, you may purchase new junior clubs from TGA online at a discounted price.

You will only be able to enroll for one class in which you are eligible to take. If you are registering during a current session, you will only be able to register for the class level that you are currently enrolled in. Once you have successfully completed certification, you will be able to enroll in the next level up.

Maximum class size is 20 participants for each session in most cases. Enrollment is always on a first-come first serve basis and is subject to availability so please register early. There is a waitlist if a class is full that we will try to create additional classes for to accommodate everyone that wants to be enrolled. Participants are considered to meet the age requirements outlined in the course description if they turn the minimum age sometime during the current season.

If for any reason you request to move your child to another class, space must be available in the class to which you would like to transfer. If this is not possible and we are unable to accommodate your enrollment we can issue a refund as long as class has not already started.


Fees for life skills classes are $70 for Player, Par, Birdie, Eagle, $25 for ACE and $40 for Junior Links. Fee for Spring and Summer camps $70/half day and $100 full day.  There is a $140 maximum per family for each Life Skills Experience session (see below). There is a $140 maximum per family for half day Spring and Summer Camps. There is a $200 maximum per family for full day Spring and Summer Camps.  Financial assistance is available and no child is turned away for financial reasons. Participants may only sign up for one Life Skills Experience class per session.


No participant will be turned away for financial reasons – You will be asked about your financial aid status during the online registration process. Once you submit your request and are approved, you will receive an approval email and will have 48 hours to complete your registration.


Thanks to the generosity of the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation, family members of active duty military, reservists and veterans are eligible for the Military Appreciation Program which will give you access to all our programs for free. Please email your copy of your active military credentials to along with your child’s name or bring them by the Ben Hogan Learning Center. Thank you so much for your service!


There is a $140 maximum per family charge for each Life Skills Experience session.  If you are signing up more than two participants, use the financial aid section and put the family maximum amount ($140) in the question “How much can you pay?”.