listed below:

  • The First Tee National Opportunities
  • Scholarships & Grants
  • Junior Advisory Board (JAB)
  • Caddying
  • Work at a Golf Course
  • Junior Coach Program
    • Junior Volunteer
    • Internship
    • Staff Coach

The First Tee National Opportunities

You may know that The First Tee of Greater Seattle is a member of the national network of The First Tee, of which there are more than 150 chapters. Headquartered in St. Augustine, FL at the World Golf Village, and founded in 1997, The First Tee organization has been developing corporate and industry partnerships now for more than 20 years. The First Tee offers some incredible experiences to members around the country, and we want to make sure you have the chance to consider applying for these. Each event has a different eligibility criteria, but most require participants to be age 14+, at least Birdie level, and an active member of their chapter. Some ask for specific achievements, such as: leadership experience, outstanding grades, competitive golf resumes, and extracurricular involvement.

Acceptance into these events can be very selective, but The First Tee of Greater Seattle is seen as a leading chapter in the network and so our nominees are given strong consideration. If you are not yet eligible, this might be a good chance to develop a goal ladders for applying in the future!

In 2017 we had 7 participants selected for National Opportunities, and in 2018 we had 12… will you be next?

National Opportunities


Scholarships and grants

As a member of The First Tee of Greater Seattle, you are uniquely qualified for many national scholarships and grants offered by The First Tee and other partner organizations. Your commitment to personal growth and life skill development, as well as pursuit of your golf goals, help strengthen your application for opportunities for financial assistance for college and some great experiences, so we hope you will consider applying to some of these.

Scholarships and Grants


Junior Advisory Board (JAB)

The Junior Advisory Board is comprised of high school students who are active in the program and want to give back by creating fundraising events and leadership opportunities.

Junior Advisory Board


Caddying

Use your knowledge and passion for golf to become a caddie for local golfers! Caddying can be part-time job, a great way to meet people through golf, a way to develop valuable experience and vocational skills, and can even provide a path to a full college scholarship through the Western Golf Association.

Caddying


Work at a golf course

Local golf courses are hiring for the spring and summer season, and they are looking for responsible young candidates like you to fill their guest services positions! Minimum age is typically 16, most require a driver’s license or dependable transportation, and standard starting wage is $12 per hour. Most golf course jobs will include such tasks as: maintaining the golf cart fleet, picking the driving range, guest and customer services, and operational support.

ALL local golf courses and country clubs will accept your resume.
The following are ACTIVELY hiring:

Bear Creek Country Club, Redmond (contact Jake Baird)

Glendale Country Club, Bellevue (contact Jack Kelly)

If you are interested in applying and would like a recommendation, please contact your coach or email Evan Johnsen.


JUNIOR COACH PROGRAM

We invite all participants age 13+ to get involved as Junior Coaches. All positions involve working directly with our coaches and staff with ample support and guidance, including seasonal chapter coach workshops. Start as a volunteer, then consider the internship and ultimately the role of assistant coach. Training increases at every level, and our goal is to support the program’s objectives as well as your own in taking the next steps in life!

All leaders in The First Tee are known as “coaches,” and our primary role is exactly that, but we have many more responsibilities as well that can include special events, communication, technology and data management, and curriculum development.

For all positions, there is no minimum hourly commitment, but a consistent weekly schedule will be developed for you each season based on your availability.


 13996126_10157290049525048_8871636498813795547_oJunior VOLUNTEER COach

For those age 13+. Gain community service hours for school, “leadership service” hours toward your Ace certification with The First Tee, and build your skills as a leader and team member. Work directly with lead staff coaches.

Must be age 13+ and currently enrolled or with previous golf experience.

Click HERE to sign up as a JUNIOR VOLUNTEER COACH.


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INTERNSHIP

For those age 15+. Focus is primarily (90%) on coaching and program delivery, including special events, and to include some administrative tasks (10%) to build skills related to technology and communication. Paid stipend available.

Must be age 15+, currently enrolled and at the Birdie level or higher, and have at least 1 full season of volunteer coaching experience.

For new INTERNSHIP applicants, please submit a new coach form HERE and then download the internship application here and send with a basic resume to evan@thefirstteeseattle.org.


Staff COACH

For those age 16+. Join the coaching team as a “Golf & Life Skills Coach”. Help develop and deliver lesson plans and support both the lead coaching staff and Program Director in achieving seasonal goals in your classes. Become a recognized Assistant Coach with The First Tee national organization. Paid hourly wage.

Must be age 16+ and have served at least 2 seasons as an intern with the chapter.

For new GOLF & LIFE SKILLS COACH applicants, please download the application and send cover letter and resume to evan@thefirstteeseattle.org.