The First Tour
The premise of implementing the “First Tour” is to bridge the gap between the life skills experience and competitive junior golf in a fun, beginner friendly environment. The running theme of the First Tour will be tournament readiness, and should prove valuable for both the participant and parent as they learn the etiquette and rules of the game along with playing for a score and just what all goes into preparing to play tournament golf.
The First Tour is an excellent way to engage FT-GD participants from all corners of the Greater Dallas area as well as highlight our great affiliate golf courses as the tour will rotate venues monthly. This should allow our kids to get comfortable meeting and playing with new people as well as building a golf game that travels.
Events will be played in either 2-person teams or individual stroke play based on current level in First Tee program and individual formats in some cases for advanced level participants. The season will run annually from March to November with one First Tour event per month for a total of 9 events through the year.
Players will receive points based on participation in First Tee program, special events, and other opportunities and finishes in each event that will compile for Player of the Year awards at the season ending First Tour Championship.
The suggested playing window for the First Tour is entry once a participant is active in the program at Par level and phased out at certifying to ACE. The age range is from 7 to 18 years old.
First Tour Membership Pre-Requisites - Active in Open Enrollment within the calendar year - PLAYer, Par, Birdie, and Eagle level participants are eligible to qualify. - Ages 7- 18, prefer players that are starting in their competitive tournament journey - Players and parents must attend a rules clinic with the tournament director.
- There is a $75 Tour Membership fee that covers involvement with tour for one calendar year, and a $15 Entry Fee for Monthly Events
$75 entry gets you a FTGD hat, polo and membership to be able to register for monthly events.
**Half scholarships available with proven need, similar to registration documentation**
How To Register for First Tour:
- Participant and a parent MUST complete an online rules clinic before being able to complete registration for yearly membership.
- Once completed, a link will be sent to you to complete official registration and payment.
- Once your membership is paid for, you will receive monthly e-mails to register for tournaments.
Questions? Contact Matt Straub at [email protected]