About The Program

The First Tee recognizes outstanding academic achievement of all participants through its A/B Honor Roll program. Twice annually, our chapter collects report cards from participants who received ALL A’s and B’s during their spring and/or fall semesters. Many elements of our program are designed to help participants perform better not just on the golf course but also in the classroom and in the community. 

What if my child does not receive an official grade?

Participants who are homeschooled or attend institutions that don’t provide traditional grades can still submit relevant progress reports that indicate success in learning. 

A Great Way To Get Started

The First Tee program provides various opportunities for participants on the local and national level. Students of all levels and ages are eligible to be a part of the A/B Honor Roll. Being a part of A/B Honor Roll not only celebrates success in the classroom but also can help form a foundation of involvement in our programs that can help participants as they apply for national opportunities such as Leadership Academy, First Tee Open at Pebble Beach and more! 

Each A/B Honor Roll Students Receives

Those students who submit their report cards to us receive a custom ball marker and certificate from The First Tee home office. Students are publicly recognized during our First Class Ceremony (see below) and in FTGA Newsletter. 

How to Submit A Report Card 

Digital versions of the report cards (scanned or a photo) need to be sent to Derrick Elstobdelstob@firstteeaustin.org – prior to the national deadline. Typically this deadline falls 1.5 months after the school semester ends. 



Join us for the 1st Class Session Each Semester

The First Class Ceremony is a ceremony held prior to the first class of each after-school session (Spring / Fall) where we honor our A/B Honor Roll students and newly certified participants in the program (who are in that class). In PLAYer, we also welcome newcomers to the program. 

The First Class Ceremony was created by our chapter in Spring 2015 as a way to celebrate success in the classroom in a social setting.