To learn more, please visit The First Tee of Sharon website by clicking here! On this website you will find the 2013 First Tee schedule and registration forms.
The First Tee of Sharon at Buhl Farm Golf Course was established in 1998 and dedicated by top professional golfer, John Cook. The Buhl Farm chapter is proud to be one of the eight start-up groups established throughout the United States. Each year, we have many participants from the Shenango Valley, Greenville, Mercer, New Castle, West Middlesex, and Transfer, Pennsylvania areas as well as kids from Youngstown and Warren, Ohio.
First Tee Mission
Our Mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.
The program has a registration fee of $20 per golfer, $35 for families with two golfers and $50 for families of three or more. Golf clubs are available for use if the participants do not have their own clubs.
Come and enjoy learning golf with The First Tee of Sharon where golf lessons and life skill experiences are presented in classes from late May through August.
Those who have successfully completed the Eagle level of instruction are eligible to join our Mentors Program and assist our First Tee Coach in teaching classes. Mentor training will be provided on April 13. This is by invitation only.
A Junior Golf League
This is a league for First Tee participants who are in the Birdie or higher levels of instruction and are at least 10 years old. It is held on selected Wednesdays during the months of June and July at the Buhl Farm Golf Course. It will begin at 5:15 p.m. and continue until the round is completed. League dues are $10. To join, you can sign up at the registration or call The First Tee Office 724-962-9197 after May 1st.
About The First Tee Program
Research conducted by the National Golf Foundation revealed that only two percent of children aged twelve to seventeen ever try golf and that only five percent of this nation’s golfers are minorities. Studies showed that the major barrier to attracting more children, and especially economically disadvantaged children, to the game was the lack of places that welcomed them, places they could physically get to, and places that they could afford.
The First Tee Program was created to address these access and affordability issues. The First Tee Program is overseen and has the active support of a committee comprised of members representing golf’s major organizations including the PGA of America, PGA TOUR, the Augusta National Golf Club, Ladies Professional Golf Association and United States Golf Association. In addition, former President George Bush serves as Honorary Chairman.