Spring Assessments

Spring assessments will take place during classes in the last week of Spring Session II (May 5-11). We believe our Life Skills curriculum provides great tools for young people and should be available to everyone regardless of golf skill so playing elements of the assessments will now be optional. Therefore, if your child meets the minimum requirements (age and programming hours completed), completes their Yardage Book, passes their written assessments, and completes their Life Skills Interview (Par and above), they can advance to their next level of the program.

ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS

PLAYer Level Assessment (Must be at least 9 years old and meet minimum programming hours requirement to take this assessment)
Required Life Skill Elements
1. Complete PLAYer Level Yardage Book (bring completed book to assessment for approval)
2. Score 80% or higher on Life Skills Knowledge Written Assessment – CLICK HERE to review PLAYer Yardage Book
3. Score 80% or higher on Golf Knowledge Written Assessment
Optional Elements
1. Playing Requirement (bring completed scorecard to the Assessment): Play one 9 hole round in a fast, safe, and courteous manner and record your score accurately.
2. Putting Assessment: Play a 9 hole putting course with a coach and other participants demonstrating proper etiquette on and around the green

Par Level Assessment (Must be at least 11 years old and meet minimum programming hours requirement to take this assessment)
Required Life Skill Elements
1. Complete Par Level Yardage Book (bring completed book to assessment for approval)
2. Score 80% or higher on Life Skills Knowledge Written Assessment – CLICK HERE to review Par Yardage Book
3. Score 80% or higher on Golf Knowledge Written Assessment
4. Life Skills interview with a TFTNF Coach
Optional Golf Skill Elements
1.
Playing Requirement (must bring completed scorecard to the Assessment): One 9 hole round in a fast, safe, and courteous manner with a score of 72 or under from 1,500 yards or more.
2. Putting Assessment: 9 hole putting course with a maximum score of 27 and demonstrate proper etiquette on and around the green
3. Short Game Assessment: 3 holes with a maximum score of 12
NOTE: Par Level Golf Skill elements MUST be successfully completed before applying for opportunities offered by The First Tee National Office

Birdie Level Assessment (Must be at least 13 years old and meet minimum programming hours requirement to take this assessment)
**By appointment only after Goal Ladders and Golf Rounds have been turned in and accepted**
Required Life Skill Elements
1. Complete Birdie Level Yardage Book (bring completed book to assessment for approval)
2. Compete 2 Goal Ladders (must be completed prior to Assessment Day)
– Goal Ladders must be at least 10 steps long and have a stated goal 5-7 years out. One golf specific goal ladder and one goal ladder for outside of golf. Please use the following templates:
– Goal Ladder Template (Excel Version)
– Goal Ladder Template (pdf Version)
3. Score 80% or higher on Life Skills Knowledge Written Assessment
4. Score 80% or higher on Golf Knowledge Written Assessment
5. Interview with a TFTNF Coach
Optional Golf Skill Elements
1. Playing Requirement (must bring completed scorecards to the Assessment): Play five 9 hole rounds in a fast, safe, and courteous manner with a score of 63 or under from 2,000 yards or more.
2.
Putting Assessment: 9 hole putting course with a maximum score of 23 and demonstrate proper etiquette on and around the green
3. Short Game Assessment: 6 holes with a maximum score of 21
4. Full Swing Assessment (55-75 yards to center of green): 3 out of 6 shots finish on the green

Eagle Level Assessment (Must be at least 14 years old and meet minimum programming hours requirement to take this assessment)
**By appointment only after golf rounds have been turned in and accepted and participant must go through interview portion of past levels: PLAYer, Par, and Birdie**
Required Life Skill Elements
1. Complete Eagle Level Yardage Book (bring completed book to assessment for approval)
2. 
Score 80% or higher on Life Skills Knowledge Written Assessment
3. 
Score 80% or higher on Golf Knowledge Written Assessment
4. Interview with a TFTNF staff member that has reached “The First Tee Coach” designation per The First Tee National Office
Optional Golf Skill Elements
1.
Playing Requirement (must bring completed scorecards to the Assessment): Play ten 18-hole rounds and keep scorecards (100 or lower required score at a yardage of at least 5,000 yards)
2. Putting Assessment: score an 18 or lower on a 9-hole putting course and demonstrate proper etiquette on and around the green
3. Short Game Assessment: score a 27 or lower on a 9-hole chipping course
4. Full Swing Assessment (80-100 yards to center of green): 3 out of 6 shots finish on the green
5. Full Swing Assessment (at least 160 yards onto a fairway 40-45 yards wide): 3 out of 6 shots finish in the fairway

***Once Eagle certified, participant will need to complete the Ace Level Application***

If you can’t make one of the scheduled assessment days or are a Birdie/Eagle participant wanting to assess, please contact Kyle Zugelter at kyle@thefirstteenorthflorida.org to schedule an assessment.