Formed in 2017, First Tee – Indiana in Greater Lafayette is one of the newest Indiana program locations. Classes are lead by PGA Professional Dan Ross at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex, PGA Professional Jim Ousley, and the team from Golf School of Indiana. PGA Professional Joel Baumgartner hosts class sessions at West Lafayette Golf and Country Club. Also in 2017, First Tee School Program was introduced to the Lafayette School Corporation elementaries. There students in Kindergarten through 5th grade learned First Tee’s Nine Core Values and beginning golf skills in the physical education classes. The success of these class led to donations from the Lafayette Community Foundation as well as private donations for curriculum and equipment for Lafayette School Corporation, Tippecanoe School Corporation as well as West Lafayette Elementary School. Find out more information about what we are doing in your community on our Facebook Page.
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Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex
Coaches Dan Ross, PGA, Director of Instruction and Jim Ousley, PGA will partner with the Golf School of Indiana instructor Makenzi Black to bring you several offerings throughout 2023. Winter classes will take place through January and February in the Spurgeon Training Center. Outdoor spring classes will begin in April and our summer playing league, for those who are ready to walk and play the golf course and will take place on Wednesday evenings during June and July. Our fall sessions will include special sessions and a season ending scramble tournament with the coaches.
First Tee Fall Sessions — We will have four sessions on Wednesdays for experienced golfers this fall with lots of great practice time, game night, and a parent/child team event at the end. (Parents or grandparents don’t play golf? We will provide you a partner.) Instructional sessions will take place on four Saturdays, two in September and two in October (avoiding Purdue home football games.
Contact Coach Ross at [email protected] if you have any questions.
|2023 Fall Sessions||Wednesdays, Sept. 20-October 11||5:45-7:00 PM*||6-13|
|*October 11 session time -5:30-7:30|
|Saturdays, Sept. 9, 23 & Oct. 7, 21||11:00-11:30am||4-6|
|Saturdays, Sept. 9, 23 & Oct. 7, 21||11:45am-1:15pm||7-13|
|2023 Winter Indoor||Saturdays, January 7 – February 25||8:30-9:15 AM||Girls, Ages 6-18|
|Saturdays, January 7 – February 25||9:15-10:00 AM||Boys, Ages 6-18|
|2023 Spring||Wednesdays, April 12 – May 24*||4:30 – 5:00 PM||Ages 4-6|
|Wednesdays, April 12 – May 24*||5:00 – 6:15 PM||Ages 7-11|
|Wednesdays, April 12 – May 24*||6:30 – 7:45 PM||Ages 12-18|
|*no class May 3|
|2023 Summer||Wednesdays, June 7 – July 26*||5:00-5:30pm||Ages 4-6|
|Wednesdays, June 7 – July 26*||5:45-7:00||Ages 7-13|
|*no class on July 5|
|2023 Junior Playing League||Wednesdays, June 7 – July 26*||5:30 – 7:30 PM||Ages 7-18|
|*no league day on July 5|
West Lafayette Golf & Country Club
Coach Joel Baumgardner is excited to offer a First Tee class session this summer at West Lafayette Golf & Country Club. Join him on Monday evenings throughout the summer. Please contact Coach Baumgardner if you have any questions regarding class placement or other inquires. Joel Baumgardner, [email protected].
|2023 Summer Schedule||Mondays, June 12 – July 24||6:00-7:15pm||Ages 7-18|
|*no class on July 3|
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