PLAYer Certification Requirements

A participant can become Player Certified within The First Tee of Tennessee in Memphis by completing the following:

Within The First Tee of Tennessee Memphis Player Group Golf Lessons, participants must complete ALL of the criteria below in order to become Player Certified.  It may take multiple sessions to complete all sections.

  Requirements
Life Skills Knowledge and Application Participants must exhibit and demonstrate the following life skills:

• Welcome and Showing Respect • Modeling Sportsmanship • Living with Integrity
• Courtesy Towards Others • Developing Confidence • Healthy Habit-Energy
• Responsibility for the Course • Using Good Judgment • Healthy Habit-Play
• The Honesty of Players • Playing with Perseverance • Healthy Habit-Safety
Written Test Must complete written assessment with a score of 80%
Putting Skills

Complete a 3-hole putting course in a maximum of 9 strokes (avg. 3.0) with holes of the following length:

• 1 short hole (between 3 and 9 feet)
• 1 medium hole (between 10 and 24 feet)
• 1 long hole (between 25 and 40 feet)

Short Game Skills

Complete a 3-hole up-and-down course in a maximum of 12 strokes (avg. 4.0) with holes of the following length (hole locations of “low to moderate” difficulty):

• 1 hole at approximately 2-4 yards from the edge of the green
• 1 hole at approximately 8-10 yards from the edge of the green
• 1 hole at approximately 16-20 yards from the edge of the green

Full-swing Skills: Woods

Hit 2 out of 6 fairways (or a defined area)  a minimum distance of:

75 yards to an approximately 22.5 yard wide fairway (5-10 yrs.)
100 yards to an approximately 30 yard wide fairway (11-18 yrs.)

Ball must  travel at least HALF of that distance in the air to count. Maximum of one “Swing and Miss” allowed (still counts as swing) to pass this requirement.

Full-swing Skills: Irons

Hit 2 out of 6 greens in the air (or a defined area) from a distance of:

35 yards to the front edge of the green (5-10 yrs.)
50 yards to the front edge of the green (11-18 yrs.)

Maximum of one “Swing and Miss” allowed (still counts as swing) to pass this requirement.