What we believe in
What We Believe In
The First Tee has established Nine Core Values that represent some of the many inherently positive values connected with the game of golf.
PLA Golf Academy proudly supports and follows The First Tee Core Values. The First Tee Life Skills Experience is one of the unique features that makes The First Tee stand apart from other youth initiatives and junior golf programs. It helps young people develop character by focusing on The First Tee Nine Core Values.
At PLA Golf Academy, kids are introduced to these core values which are incorporated throughout the program. Parents are encouraged to reinforce these behaviors by talking about them, what they mean, and what these behaviors can look like at home.
Confidence plays a key role in the level of play that one achieves. Players can increase confidence in their abilities by being positive and focusing on something they are doing well regardless of the outcome.
Players are responsible for their actions on the golf course. It is up to them to keep score, repair divots, rake bunkers, repair ball marks on the green, and keep up with the pace of play.
To succeed in golf, players must continue through bad breaks and their own mistakes, while learning from past experiences.
A round of golf should begin and end with a handshake between fellow competitors. Players also should be still and quiet while others are preparing and performing a shot.
Using good judgment is very important in golf. It comes into play when deciding on strategy, club selection, when to play safe and when to take a chance, the type of shot players consider executing, as well as making healthy choices on and off the golf course.