The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a new emergency order on November 15th. Due to this order and our desire to keep our participants safe, from November 16 through January 15, in-person Homework & Hitting has been CANCELLED.  

Check out these great alternatives to keep your child learning and growing personally and as a golfer this winter!

NEW! FREE PLAYer Virtual Hour this winter:

Now, First Tee will be offering a free weekly virtual hour for ALL levels of the program for ALL communities (Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon, and Kalamazoo).  The program will be LIVE, with a coach, and other First Tee participants.  Students will learn about a value, a golf skill, and participate in trivia against other participants!

Student Registration Link ($0 – FREE).
After clicking link, please click LOGIN on the top right before trying to register. 
Registration for Scholarship Families ($0 – FREE): For those eligible for free or reduced-price lunch at school, or experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19.

(Please note the registration link above has some incorrect times.  The times listed below are correct):

PLAYer Virtual Hour (VThurPLAYer2)- Thursdays, 4-4:45 pm, January 7 – February 11
Par Virtual Hour (VMonPar2) – Mondays, 4-4:45 pm, January 4 – February 8
Birdie Virtual Hour (VWedBirdie2)- Wednesdays, 4-4:45 pm, January 6 – February 10
Eagle Virtual Hour (VWedEagle2) Wednesdays, 3-3:45 pm, January 6 – February 10

Timing doesn’t work? Ask Coach Taylor (taylor@firstteewestmichigan.org) for assignments following the session to get additional hours in toward registration!

NEW! FREE Open Hitting in Grand Rapids and the lakeshore this winter: 

To allow our participants to get out of the house and work on their game these upcoming weeks, we are offering family Open Hitting at two locations this winter, for one-hour blocks. Families will be able to pre-register in one-hour blocks to use hitting nets, putting, and simulators at our locations.  ONLY one family per hour will be allowed, and masks will be required, and a survey ensuring no contact with the coronavirus will be required upon entry. Parents, younger siblings, and those not in the program are welcome to use the space with the First Tee participant during the hour.  Access is FREE to all First Tee families! Get out and get some swings in!

In Grand Rapids: First Tee Headquarters (3450 36th St. SE, Grand Rapids, 49512)

Use the 540 sq ft. putting green and two hitting nets to work on your game! Register for a one hour block below
First Tee Headquarters Space will be available at the following times:
Tuesdays: November 24, December 1, 8, 15, OPEN 10 AM – 7 PM
Wednesdays: November 18, December 2, 9, 16, OPEN 10 AM – 7 PM
Thursdays: November 19, December 3, 10, 17, OPEN 10 AM – 7 PM

On the Lakeshore: Coach Randy’s Studio (671 East Pontaluna Road, Muskegon, 49444)

Coach Randy’s Studio will be available at the following times (see pictures below):
Tuesdays: November 24, December 1, 8, 15, OPEN 10 AM -12 PM, 2-5 PM
Wednesdays: November 18, December 2, 9, 16, OPEN 10 AM – 12 PM, 2-5 PM
Thursdays: November 19, December 3, 10, 17, OPEN 10 AM – 12 PM, 2-5 PM

We hope to see you virtually this winter, or at one of our open hitting times! Questions? Contact Program Director Taylor Haudek at taylor@firstteewestmichigan.org or call 616-208-1177.

Winter at First Tee – West Michigan

First Tee Homework & Hitting program was created to inspire our participants to excel socially, academically, and athletically.  Homework & Hitting is a one-of-kind program that has been recognized at a national level by First Tee.

Click here to view our Indoor Participant Health & Safety Guidelines


Homework & Hitting has been adjusted for the 2020-2021 season due to COVID-19 and it will no longer be a drop-in program. We will offer three sessions throughout the winter months. Each session will offer three waves of hour and fifteen minute classes. Students are more than welcome to sign up for multiple waves each day. Please only sign up for the in-person sessions, you fully plan to attend.

We will also offer a virtual option. Students may sign up for a virtual session and in-person or just one of the options. Virtual session will include many topics such as golf techniques, decision making, financial literacy, life skills, and more!

Students who participate are encouraged to bring any school-work but it is not required to participate.  After students wrap up their homework, they can play putting or chipping games with other students, or work on their swing in the set-up hitting nets.  Coaches are there to help students excel in both schoolwork and their golf game.

Students who paid the $150 to cover the full year are covered for Homework and Hitting as well.  Standard fee structure applies for participants who did not pay the $150 to cover the whole year, and an application must be filled out. Cost is $70 for participants to cover the entire winter. Scholarship participants receive programming for $5 (students receiving free/reduced price lunch at school are eligible). When registering online, you will not be asked to pay. We will be sending invoices for winter programming to be sure no one is overcharged.

*Muskegon open enrollment for Homework & Hitting is not yet open as we’re still working to finalize schedules. We’ll update you as much as we can*

First Tee – West Michigan HQ (previously Stormy Creek)

Lincoln Country Club

The Dock

Virtual Winter for Par, Birdie & Eagle Participants

Holland H&H @ The Bridge Youth Center

Register here to receive our scholarship rate ($5.00). scholarships are available to students eligible for free/reduced price lunch at school or families experiencing financial hardship due to covid-19.

full price student, register here!  

Session fees:

$70 for the winter session (November-March).

$5 for the winter session if your child is on free or reduced price lunch at school.

Questions? Call or email Program Director Taylor Haudek at 616-208-1177 or taylor@firstteewestmichigan.org.