Impacting the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
William Land Park Golf Course is proud to be an official The First Tee of Greater Sacramento golf facility. Our junior golf programs are three-fold, in that they all incorporate the Life Skills of The First Tee (accompanied by The First Tee Core ValuesTM and The First Tee Nine Healthy HabitsTM) , golf skills and athletic movements and exercises to not only help the development of the students golf game, but also create a healthy youth population.
The First Tee is a World Golf Foundation initiative dedicated to providing young people of all backgrounds an opportunity to develop through golf, life-enhancing values such as: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment. In all of our junior classes we bridge these core values to everyday life and they can be used.
The golf skills curriculum is a station based curricula that helps students to discover and improve in a safe environment. We discuss putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play, the full swing and basic rules and etiquette with all ages and ability levels. Typically we have stations that are set up to help children with one specific fundamental element at a time. It is a priority of the William Land Golf Course Coaches coaching staff to keep the student to coach ratio to 5:1 or less.
The third element to our junior golf program is the emphasis on not only an athletic golf motion, but a healthy lifestyle. Some of these athletic movements include: throwing a ball, jumping rope, hula hooping, balance boards, hurdles, speed ladders and much more. We have found that the children not only enjoy “playing” but have also incorporated these healthy activities into their golf game and their everyday life.
For specific questions, please contact our Appointment Office Staff at 916-277-1207.
What my child will experience
- Full Swing
- How to Play and Manage Your Game
- Chipping / Pitching
- Bunker Shots
- Choosing the Right Club for the Shot
The First Tee Core Values
“The First Tee Is More Than A Game”
We take the youth of our community very seriously. We strongly believe it is the duty of our coaches to formally present The First Tee Core ValuesTM and The First Tee Nine Healthy HabitsTM that have been inherent in the game of golf to the juniors who participate in our programs. We hope to hear from you to know if we have made a difference in the life of your child.