local opportunities overview
At The First Tee-GCNKY, we encourage participants to explore and get involved in golf, in The First Tee, and in their communities in as many ways as possible. It’s the best way to improve your golf skills and put your Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits to work.
These Chapter Opportunities are offered as options to help you do just that. Those indicated with an asterisk (*) will also strengthen your chances of being selected for The First Tee Network Opportunities, such as scholarships, leadership academies and golf experiences. New Opportunities may be added throughout the year.
Mark your calendars now and watch for emails announcing specific Opportunities. Click for info about the 2018 Chapter Opportunities.
Establishing a USGA handicap index allows all golfers to compete fairly and equitably. All TFT-GCNKY students playing regularly–especially those interested in playing tournaments and competitions–should establish a USGA handicap index. Because TFT-GCNKY is a member club of the Greater Cincinnati Golf Association, our students can get (or renew) their handicap index for a fee of $10 per year for golfers under 18 or $30 per year for those 18 and older.
SUMMER SESSION PARTICIPANT INTERNSHIPS
The First Tee GCNKY offers paid internships as an opportunity to help ready students for future employment and allow them to develop and reinforce The First Tee life skills and core values. The working experience will allow coaching interns to develop workplace skills such as leadership, public speaking, planning/organization and establish connections with chapter head coaches, volunteers, parents, board members and students that may help them build a “go to team.”
To apply, students must have achieved Eagle level or higher and be at least 16 years old. He/she must also have a clear understanding of The First Tee mission and core values, and an ability to communicate comfortably and work with chapter staff, teaching pros and volunteers.
Please see the Summer Intern Job Description below and submit a copy of the application to apply. Completed applications may be submitted using an additional Word Document for essay question answers. Students interested in applying should submit their application to Program Director Todd Kyper at Todd@TheFirstTeeGCNKY.com.
Being a student volunteer is a great way for Participants to give back to their The First Tee chapter and act as role models for those beginning their journey with The First Tee. To be eligible to become a TFT Student Volunteer the applicant must be at least 16 years of age and have achieved Eagle level or higher. Student volunteers will assist Head Coaches in our PLAYer and Par level classes with the set-up, delivery and break down of their assigned class while learning valuable communication and mentoring skills. Class assignments are determined as a best fit for student’s availability and the Chapter’s volunteer needs. Please fill out a volunteer interest form here and Program Director Todd Kyper will contact you to answer and questions and discuss a volunteer assignment.
The Sportsmanship Challenge of Southwestern Ohio
The Sportsmanship Challenge of Southwest Ohio is a Ryder Cup style event between The First Tee of Greater Miami Valley and The First Tee of Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky. Each chapter will select 12 representatives for their team. This year’s Sportsmanship Challenge will be held at Meadow Links & Golf Academy on Saturday, June 23 with matches starting at 10 a.m.
In order to be selected to represent Team TFT-GCNKY, students must be Birdie level or higher and enrolled in 2018 TFT-GCNKY classes. Participants will be required to complete an application for selection to participate on their chapter’s team. Applications will open on April 23, 2018 and will close on May 29. Players will be notified of their selection to compete on the team by June 1. Please use the application below.
Completed applications may be submitted using an additional Word Document for essay question answers, or a hardcopy of the application may be mailed. Students interested in applying to play should submit the application below to Program Director Todd Kyper at Todd@TheFirstTeeGCNKY.com or mail them to: The First Tee GCNKY, c/o the Sportsmanship Challenge, 4747 Playfield Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45226.
tHE GREAT LAKES INVITATIONAL
This event is a stroke play tournament and leadership summit that will bring together the chapters of The First Tee’s Great Lakes region together at Cog Hill in Chicago on July 16, and 17 of 2018. This will be a two day experience for Participants with the Leadership Summit portion occurring on Monday, July 16, and the 18 hole golf tournament occurring on July 17. TFT-GCNKY will be selecting two students to represent our chapter. Interested students should complete the below application. Completed applications may be submitted using an additional Word Document for essay question answers, or a hardcopy of the application may be mailed. Students interested in applying to play should submit the application below to Program Director Todd Kyper at Todd@TheFirstTeeGCNKY.com or mail them to: The First Tee GCNKY c/o The Great Lakes Invitational, 4747 Playfield Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45226.
Students who are selected will be provided $200 to assist with travel expenses, and to cover the entry fee. The hosting chapter, The First Tee of Greater Chicago will be providing additional details as we get closer to the event date including the availability of a discounted hotel rate at a hotel convenient to Cog Hill. Parents will be responsible for arranging travel and lodging for this event. Stay Tuned for additional details.
Caddie Programs & Evans Scholarship
Caddying is a great summer job and a part of golf’s heritage. It can also be a valuable investment in your future. Use our 2018 Caddie Program Guide to learn more about caddie programs in our area. And click for info about Evans Caddie Scholarship.
Competitions & Junior Tours
The 2018 The First Tee Sportsmanship Challenge of SW Ohio, a team tournament contested between The First Tee of Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky and The First Tee of Greater Miami Valley, returns this summer. Save the Date – June 23, 2018! More information coming soon.
The Greater Cincinnati Golf Association‘s 1905 Junior Tour Presented by 7Up is one of the midwest’s biggest and best junior tours.