A unique and fun gift idea! From Farmington, Missouri, I have been writing and publishing golf books written for my son, Reid Lucas, for over 20 years. Follow "Reid Kookas" as he travels the world playing golf and making new friends. Learn golf rules and etiquette, as well as golf lingo! Ages 2-10
Follow along with Reid Kookas and Friends with:
"Tee It Up!"
"Golfing With Whales!"
"Golfing in Scotland!"
"Golfing With Astronauts!"
I am a huge supporter of "The First Tee!"
MORE THAN A SPORTS PROGRAM FOR KIDS
To impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
For more than 22 years we have been using the platform of golf to provide innovative and experiential learning opportunities for young people. Character education and long-term life skills are at the heart of our programs, which are delivered by coaches who have been trained in positive youth development. First Tee offers character education programs at golf courses, elementary schools and youth centers in all 50 states. First Tee is expanding globally and currently offers programs at six international locations.
OUR NINE CORE VALUES
By bringing golf to a whole new generation, First Tee had a unique opportunity to focus on the life skills inherent in the game. Whether those challenges are social or emotional, First Tee uses golf as the foundation for a curriculum that teaches a range of valuable life and leadership lessons.
In every experience with First Tee, kids are introduced to our Nine Core Values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment.
We don’t just build better golfers. We build character.
IMPACT, INFLUENCE, AND INSPIRE
Over the past 20 years, First Tee has grown to reach millions of kids and teens. Our program helps kids build character and confidence, developing the core values and life skills that stay with them on and off the golf course.
It all started with a question: why don’t more kids play golf?
In 1997, a partnership among the LPGA, the Masters Tournament, the PGA of America, the PGA TOUR, and the USGA looked to make that question a thing of the past. To find the answer, they formed First Tee.
This new organization, First Tee, started as a way to bring an affordable junior golf program to communities that did not have them, especially in economically disadvantaged areas. What First Tee soon discovered was that blending the rules of the game with life and leadership skills, kids and teens didn’t just learn how to putt – they were learning important values.
First Tee offers more than golf lessons for kids: we offer life lessons.