Class Levels

Life Skills Experience – 27 Life Lessons throughout 5 levels:

  • PLAYer (2nd grade and up) – Nine Core Values, 4 Golf Fundamentals
  • PLAYer Teen (6nd grade and up) – Nine Core Values, 4 Golf Fundamentals
  • Par (3rd grade and up) – Interpersonal & Self-Management Skills, 6 Golf Skills
  • Par Teen (6th and up) – Interpersonal & Self-Management Skills, 6 Golf Skills
  • Birdie (5th grade and up) – Goal Setting, 7 Golf Fundamental
  • Eagle (7th and up) – Resilience Skills, Conflict Resolution, Advanced Interpersonal and Self-Management Tools, 9 Golf Fundamentals
  • Ace (9th grade and above) – 4 Projects – Career Development, Post High School Education, Volunteerism, Advanced Mental and Physical Golf Training.

Class Progression

  • The program starts at the PLAYer Part 1* regardless of golf skills.
  • 6th grade and up should take PLAYer Teen
  • Participants must complete the Part 1 & Part 2 class and each certification requirement to demonstrate they are ready for the next level.
  • The progression is as follows:
    • PLAYer Part 1 ­–> PLAYer Part 2*
    • Par Part 1 (3rd grade+) –> Par Part 2**
    • Birdie Part 1 (5th grade+) –> Birdie Part 2
    • Eagle Part 1 (7th grade+) –>Eagle Part 2
    • Ace (9th grade+)
                  * PLAYer Teen (6th grade and above)–> **Par Teen
                  * Par Teen (6th grade and above) –>Birdie Part 1

CLASS Certification

What goes into certification?

  • Convey all Nine Core Values
  • Exhibit core life lessons
  • Complete post class assignments
  • Complete certification of golf and life skills assessments
  • Be grade eligible (see above)

When does certification occur?

  • Lessons #6 and #7 of the season
  • We use “ready or not ready” for the next level instead of “pass or fail”

Participants are encouraged to take multiple 8-week seasons at each level before certifying.