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IRONHORSE GOLF COURSE - click here for Ironhorse website

Ironhorse Golf Course Committee Minutes

Golf CourseThe City of Leawood is proud to call home to Ironhorse Golf Course. Sitting just off the state line of Missouri & Kansas, Ironhorse is a quick drive from any location. Just 20 minutes from downtown Kansas City, the Country Club Plaza and minutes away from Overland Park. Ironhorse is one of the top public courses in the Kansas City Metro, and rated 4 stars by Golf Digest. With our Championship golf course we have the ability to offer several tournament packages. Make sure to visit the only Troon Golf course in the Kansas City Metro. Don't miss the chance to see what Kansas City golfing is all about.

 

THE FIRST TEE OF GREATER KANSAS CITY

Classes offered at IRONHORSE Golf Course

Call (913) 663-9159 for more information

2018 session dates and times will be posted in late February

Click here to register online

Please note: all registration for The First Tee at IRONHORSE Golf Course is through Leawood Parks & Recreation at Leawood City Hall (4800 Town Center Drive)

What is The First Tee?

The First Tee is a part of the World Golf Foundation and is supported by all the major golf organizations in the country (PGA. PGA Tour, LPGA, USGA and The Masters). There are over 200 The First Tee Chapters around the US and in six foreign countries. The First Tee has reached over 4.7 million since 1997.

What's so special about The First Tee?

The First Tee is a junior golf program with a difference! Like all other junior golf program, kids have FUN while learning how to play golf by the rules. The First Tee goes one important step further by including a Life Skills curriculum.

What are Life Skills?

Life Skills are just what they sound like, a set of skills that help kids learn golf more easily, but can also be used away from the golf course at home, school or in social situations.

How do the instructors teach Life Skills?

Life Skills and Golf Skills are taught in a seamless fashion during the course of a regular golf class. So learning Life Skills is just another part of the FUN.

Has The First Tee been successful?

YES!!! Research conducted by the Universities of Nevada-Las Vegas and Florida found that First Tee participants increased their knowledge of these important Life Skills, Additionally, 74% of The First Tee parents found their children showed an increase in their confidence as well as positive changes in communication skills and responsibility, 66% saw an increase in social skills and 52% noted improved grades. Additional research conducted by The University of Virginia in 2005 shows that 70-100% young people use Life Skills away from the course. (Percentage is dependent on the specific Life Skill)

How does the Greater Kansas City Chapter compare to others?

Greater Kansas City is one of the largest The First Tee chapters with ten in-school and programming facilities and in excess of 2600 kids served in 2016.

 

Player Level

Ages 7 years & up
(all participants must be 7 years of age at the start of the first class)

Golfers at the PLAYer level will generally need to complete approximately 30 hours of instruction plus certification to advance to the PAR level.

PLAYers are exposed to the game of golf through purposeful play that helps them understand what to do before how to do it.

Golf Skills Progression

  • Develop skills from the green back (putting >short-game>full-swing)
  • Modify games/activities to match skill progression by:
  • Using introductory golf equipment
  • Using larger, softer balls
  • Making targets larger & moving closer
  • Explore the same general skills across levels, but more in-depth as

PLAYers progress:

  • Target-oriented
  • Golf equipment
  • Pre-swing
  • Distance-control
  • Balance
  • Impact
  • Trajectory
  • Curvature

Six - 1 hour classes
$75 per six week session

 

Par Level

Golfers eligible for the PAR level will have completed 30 hours of instruction, passed all skills tests, plus received certification at the PLAYER level.

PAR level participants begin to experience purposeful practice with a continued emphasis on purposeful play; this design sandwiches skill practice between and initial game that shows why a skill is needed and is followed by another game in which emphasizes the skill previously practiced.

Golf Skills Progression

  • Explore the same general skills across levels, but more in-depth as the players progress:
  • Target-oriented
  • Golf equipment
  • Pre-swing
  • Distance-control
  • Balance
  • Impact
  • Trajectory
  • Curvature

Six - 1 hour classes
$75 per six week session

 


Birdie Level

Golfers eligible for the BIRDIE level will have completed approximately 18 hours of instruction and certification at the PAR level.

BIRDIE level participants will focus on a "purposeful practice / purposeful play / purposeful practice" approach; this design sandwiches skill practice between initial game that shows why a skill is needed and is followed by another game in which emphasizes the skill previously practiced.

Golf Skills Progression

  • Explore the same general skills across levels, but more in-depth as the players progress:
  • Target-oriented
  • Golf equipment
  • Pre-swing
  • Distance-control
  • Balance
  • Impact
  • Trajectory
  • Curvature

Six - 60 minute classes
$75 per six week session


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