The First Tee of Tampa Bay Par Team Certification Requirements

 A participant can become Par Team Certified within The First Tee of Tampa Bay in one of two ways:

Group Golf Lessons
Within The First Tee of Tampa Bay Group Golf Lessons, participant must complete ALL of the criteria below in a seven-week session. Participants will get to try each requirement up to 3 times during the session if time permits.

Complete the following:
Life Skills Knowledge and Application

Participants must exhibit and demonstrate the following life skills:
• Welcome and Showing Respect
• Modeling Sportsmanship
• Living with Integrity
• Courtesy Towards Others
• Responsibility for the Course
• The Honesty of Players
• Developing Confidence
• Using Good Judgment
• Playing with Perseverance
• Healthy Habit-Energy
• Healthy Habit-Play
• Healthy Habit-Safety
Written Test Must complete written assessment with a score of 80%
Playing Requirement Participant must complete real or simulated 3-hole round of golf in a timely, safe and courteous manner.
Putting Skills  Complete a 3-hole putting course
in a maximum of 9 strokes (avg. 3.0) with holes of the following length:

• 1 short hole (between 3 and 9 feet)
• 1 medium hole (between 10 and 24 feet)
• 1 long hole (between 25 and 40 feet)

Short Game Skills Complete a 3-hole up-and-down course in a maximum of
12 strokes (avg. 4.0) with holes of the following length (hole locations of “low to moderate” difficulty):

• 1 hole at approximately 2-4 yards from the edge of the green
• 1 hole at approximately 8-10 yards from the edge of the green
• 1 hole at approximately 16-20 yards from the edge of the green

Full-swing Skills: Woods Hit 2 out of 6 fairways (or a defined area)  a minimum distance of:

75 yards to an approximately 22.5 yard wide fairway (5-10 yrs.)
100 yards to an approximately 30 yard wide fairway (11-18 yrs.)

Ball must  travel at least HALF of that distance in
the air to count. Maximum of one “Swing and Miss”
allowed (still counts as swing) to pass this requirement.

Full-swing Skills: Irons Hit 2 out of 6 greens in the air (or a defined area) from a distance of:

   35 yards to the front edge of the green (5-10 yrs.)
   50 yards to the front edge of the green (11-18 yrs.)

Maximum of one “Swing and Miss” allowed
(still counts as swing) to pass this requirement.

OR

Accelerated Team Certification (participant does NOT have to attend Group Golf Lessons)

 

Participant must complete five, 9-hole rounds of golf in a timely, safe and courteous manner, with a score not to exceed double bogey for each of the five, 9-hole rounds. (Example: Par 36, players must shoot 54 or below). Participant must play from a minimum 9-hole yardage in accordance with his/her age group:

 – 1200 yards (8-10 yrs.)
– 1750 yards (11-12 yrs.)
– 2650 yards (13 and older

Participant must show signed scorecards to The First Tee staff or have other means of verification to qualify.