Junior Golf Programs

First Tee – Canada

Golf Canada and First Tee partnered to launch First Tee – Canada in 2021. The partnership will see First Tee’s youth development emphasis strengthen Golf Canada’s junior golf activities that reach kids in schools and golf facilities. The innovative First Tee curriculum will focus on empowering young people to build character through the game of golf. Multiple chapters are targeted to launch in 2021 (British Columbia, Ontario and Québec) with additional chapters being established across Canada through 2022.

Junior Skills Challenge

Junior Skills Challenge is an online and interactive program that focuses on developing the key golf skills of putting, chipping and driving. An online leaderboard allows site coordinators to upload players’ scores so they can track their improvement. Using the data, players are ranked nationally by age group, and by scores on the National Leaderboard. The top ranked players from local events go on to compete in their respective Junior Skills Challenge Provincial Qualifiers. Top competitors nationally are invited to compete in the annual Junior Skills Challenge National Event.

You can find out more information on the Junior Skills Challenges by visiting their website where you can find information on program, the national event, and more.

2023 Junior Skills Challenge Program Material:

These are available for download when an instructor creates an account on the Junior Skills Challenge | Défi junior d’habiletés website. Hard copies are available on request by emailing juniorskillschallenge@golfcanada.ca or defijuniordhabiletes@golfcanada.ca

The material includes:

  • Host facility manual (set-up, scoring and volunteer information) – EN and FR versions
  • Participant scorecards (hand out to each participant)
  • Scoresheet (display scores at the event)

Additionally, once again we are partnered with Cobra-Puma Golf to provide prizing for your event and a polo for the lead event host/director. Please include the name of the lead event host/director and preferred size in your reply.

Learn to Play Program

2021 Golf Canada Learn to Play Program is s joint program with the PGA of Canada and Golf Canada, developed to align the Learn to play curriculum with the Long-Term Player Development (LTPD 2.0) Guide for Golf. It is a FREE resource guide to assist teaching professionals and volunteer coaches in steering young golfers down a developmentally appropriate pathway. A four-stage progression fame work that includes specific objectives at each stage and focuses on not just on the technical skills, but in developing the “whole” golfer.

  • First Tee School Program

    Many students tee it up for the first time through the First Tee School Program. First Tee works to train educators on a curriculum that introduces students to golf and its core values during physical education classes. Teachers are provided all necessary training, lesson plans and equipment in order to teach elementary school students the basic skills of golf with safe and fun activities.

    For more information, visit the First Tee – Canada website.

  • First Tee Facility Programs

    From age 5 through 18, youth progress through levels by demonstrating First Tee’s Nine Core Values, life and golf skills, as well as passing an assessment. All participants, regardless of age, start at the PLAYer Level then progress through the Par, Birdie, Eagle and Ace Levels.


    For more information, visit the First Tee – Canada website.

  • First Tee Community Program

    Through the First Tee Community Program, youth leaders and teachers can introduce kids to golf while helping them build their character and inner strength through fun, safe sport and games. First Tee supplies the curriculum, equipment and the training for youth leaders to deliver the program.


    1. For more information, visit the First Tee – Canada website