The First Tee of Greater Albuquerque will offer its Life Skills Experience classes at the University of New Mexico Championship Course starting March 30. The local nonprofit organization and the University recently signed a long-term facility use agreement to allow The First Tee to have its office at the Championship Course and use the world-class golf course and facility for its youth program.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the University and be able to call the Championship Course our home,” said Executive Director Ron Gibbs.

The First Tee® Life Skills Experience curriculum teaches girls and boys how to manage their emotions, resolve conflicts, set step-by-step goals, plan for the future and appreciate diversity. Through learning the game of golf, young people can transfer the positive values of golf to all aspects of their life.

“We are excited to have The First Tee program here," said Adam Roybal, general manager, for the University’s golf courses. "It is a proven way to help young people, by building character, instilling life-enhancing values and promoting healthy choices while teaching the game of golf.”

The Life Skills Experience classes will be offered to boys and girls in three groups: ages 7-9, 10-12 and 13 and over, beginning March 30 at the Championship Course located at 3601 University Way, SE.

With certified, professionally trained coaches, the program provides a one-of-a-kind experience for girls and boys. Spring session registration is $75 for a seven-week course. Scholarships are available and golf equipment is furnished.

Interested individuals are encouraged to call (505) 358-8419 or email for a registration packet.