The Diboll Free Press reports that Diboll ISD's Temple Elementary School has been chose to participate in The First Tee National School Program, which promotes character development and life-enhancing values while teaching kids to play golf.


The First Tee curriculum is based on national physical education standards, and it provides golf equipment, at no cost to the district, that is age and developmentally appropriate, and even more important, safe and fun for children.

The golf community and PE teachers know how important it is for children to have activities that provide lifetime benefits while integrating strong character values.

Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has introduced more than two million kids to the game of golf, teaching them personal values of honesty, integrity, respect, confidence, responsibility, courtesy, sportsmanship, perseverance and judgment.

The First Tee's primary goal is to groom future generations of golfers. And since golf depends on the "honor system", teaching kids the importance of honesty and integrity is good for golf and for society.