Ace: First Tee's Capstone Experience

Game-Planning for the Future

Ace is a capstone program built for teens to help them game-plan what’s next. It integrates the skills and inner strengths they’ve developed at First Tee and points them toward exploring, investing in, and building a clear plan and assets for their next step.

Ace takes a multi-layered approach incorporating self-exploration, active investigation of potential education and career paths, demonstration of leadership and investment in their community, and development of goals and real-world assets to kick-start their future.

In the game of golf, an Ace is one of the most exciting achievements. It requires some skill, a commitment to the game, and even a little luck. At First Tee, Ace is the capstone experience, which allows committed and engaged participants to demonstrate their understanding of First Tee’s life and golf skills as they apply their acquired knowledge and First Tee’s key commitments to four projects.  

Ace Eligibility and Enrollment

To be considered as qualified for Ace, it is required that participants:

  • At least 14 years old or entering high school;
  • Minimum of 3 years in the First Tee program (do not need to be consecutive)
  • Minimum of attendance at 2 sessions per year; and
  • Are assessed as ready by the Chapter

Ace Days

In 2024, there will be 7-10 “Ace Days” that will take place during a day off of school where students will gather to complete projects and play golf. This is a program that is a benefit to your eligible students and is in addition to your already existing First Tee program. Students must be 16 years old and an active participant in our program for at least 3 years.