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Thank you for your interest in First Tee – Indiana in Columbus. In 2016, we established a successful partnership with the Columbus Parks Department, which gave us a home base at the Rocky Ford Par 3 Golf Course. With help from the Parks Department and NSP teachers, we doubled our summer Certifying Program participants and expanded our reach in Columbus. This year’s eight-week classes will be led by PGA professional Keith VanDeventer and our certified assistant volunteer coaches.

Since 2013, the AJGA has hosted a junior tournament at Otter Creek Golf Course in Columbus. The AJGA tournament committee selected the Columbus First Tee location as a beneficiary of this event and have donated more than $40,000 to First Tee – Indiana in Columbus. Find out more information about what we are doing in your community on our Facebook Page.

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Rocky Ford Golf Course

 In conjunction with the Columbus Parks Department, all classes will be open to youth ages 7-18 and will be led by PGA Professional & Level 1 Coach, Keith VanDeventer. Our classes will focus on golf fundamentals as well as our Nine Core Values: honesty, respect, integrity, perseverance, judgment, sportsmanship, confidence, courtesy and responsibility.  Please contact Keith if you have any questions regarding class placement or other inquires. Keith Vandeventer, [email protected],.

Session DatesTimeLevels
Summer SessionsMondays, June 7 – July 268:30-9:30amPLAYer, Par, Birdie
Mondays, June 7 – July 2610:00-11amPLAYer, Par
Mondays, June 7 – July 2611:30am-12:30pmPLAYer
Thursdays, June 10 – July 294:00-5:00pmPLAYer, Par, Birdie
Thursdays, June 10 – July 295:30-6:30pmPLAYer

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Columbus School Programs

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Columbus Community Programs

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