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NORTON, Massachusetts – First Tee Massachusetts is excited to announce that it has established its first program locations in both the Central Massachusetts and North Shore regions. To help satisfy the growing need for programming, two new courses have been added as First Tee Massachusetts Program Locations: Cyprian Keyes Golf Club (Boylston) and Sagamore Spring Golf Club (Lynnfield).
Both courses will offer Summer Programing in July and August and are now accepting online registrations.
First Tee is a youth development organization that enables kids and teens to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with a life skills curriculum, First Tee creates active learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids can carry with them to everything they do. Two new locations have been added: Cyprian Keyes Golf Club and Sagamore Spring Golf Club.
Located in Boylston, Cyprian Keyes offers both an 18-hole championship course along with a 9-hole par-3 course.
Registration is now open for the following summer dates:
Fridays: July 14-August 25
7-9 y/o (8:30a–10a)
10-11 y/o (10:30a–12p)
Sundays: July 16-August 27
12-13 y/o (8:30a–10a)
14+ y/o (10:30a–12p)
There is a full on-site practice facility at Cyprian Keyes as well as the two courses.
Located in Lynnfield, Sagamore Spring Golf Club was officially named First Tee’s 10th location. Providing a full 18-hole course and practice facility, Sagamore was featured as one of Massachusetts’ best public golf courses. Below are the dates available for registration this summer:
Mondays: July 10 – August 21
7-9 y/o (9a–10:30a)
10-11 y/o (11a–12:30p)
Wednesdays: July 12 – August 23
12-13 y/o (9a–10:30a)
14+ y/o (11a–12:30p)
First Tee sessions cost $100 each. Accessibility is one of First Tee Mass’s top priorities, and financial assistance is always available. Before participating, all golfers must have a waiver signed by their parent/guardian prior to the First Tee session.
If you have any specific program questions, contact Director of Operations Kyle Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In 2003, Mass Golf joined the First Tee national network with the goal of bringing an affordable junior golf program to youth and communities that did not have them.
Since that time, Mass Golf has introduced eight program locations: Cyprian Keyes Golf Club (Boylston), D.W. Field Golf Course (Brockton), William J. Devine GC at Franklin Park (Boston), Hyannis Golf Course (Cape Cod), Cranberry Valley Golf Course (Harwich), Sagamore Spring Golf Club (Lynnfield), Fenway Golf Center (Springfield), KOHR Golf (Natick), The Links at Mass Golf (Norton), and The Ranch Golf Club (Southwick).
As part of the curriculum, the children progress through a series of golf lessons where they are introduced to the different aspects of a golf course including the green, tee, fairway, rough, bunkers, and water hazards. The participants are also introduced to the basic elements of the game of golf and the swing including distance and accuracy control, course management, how to score, pace of play, honor, and proper, grip, stance, and posture.
In addition to golf, the participants are introduced to the nine core values inherent to the game including honesty, integrity, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, sportsmanship, judgment, respect, and courtesy. The life skills experience was the platform used in getting the participants to become comfortable with introducing themselves to others, meeting new people, learning something new, setting goals, and dealing with conflict. The life skills learned are useful for the participants both on and off the golf course.