General Information

Highland First Tee Junior Golf  

The First Tee of St. Paul Staff:


Angie Ause LPGA Director of Instruction            (612) 804-5055         

Franco Zerna Instructor & Leagues Supervisor     (651) 315-5266      

Range Building
  (651) 695-3776

Basic Information

Coaches are focused on making the lessons FUN while learning golf's valuable lessons.  Every golf experience at The First Tee of St. Paul has three ingredients:

   Fundamental golf skills (grip, stance, posture, ball position, aim, putting, chipping and full-swing with irons and woods)

   Life Skills & Values (How to introduce themselves, set goals, role playing, Honesty, Integrity, etc) 

   USGA rules and etiquette of the game


New this year!  We are improving the program with new classes and certification processes.  Some new classes being offered are: Science of Golf, Beginner Par, Bogey1&2, Birdie1&2, Par 1 & Par 2 Golf Camps and Birdie 1 & Birdie 2 Golf Camps.  We are implementing The First Tee certification process to help provide better feed back to juniors as they grow and learn as well as provide more structure to the progression of class levels.  To learn more please visit

are longer in time than the regular lessons and are designed to get the juniors on the course.

Golf Scholarships

Children ages 6-18 in financial need can request a scholarship to participate in The First Tee of Saint Paul golf programs for free or reduced fees.  For more information and an application please visit


To donate funds or golf equipment please contact the instructors, visit the website for a donation form or write to: The First Tee of Saint Paul, 1403 Montreal Ave, St. Paul, MN 55116. The 

First Tee of St. Paul is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible. 


Lessons (Tiny Tots, Bogey, Par, Birdie, and Eagle) are centered around time on the driving range and practice green. 


Free clinics are supervised training times that allow juniors to hit range balls and receive help from coaches.  All juniors are welcome!  Please feel free to bring a friend and introduce them to golf. (Clubs available if needed) Check events for Free Clinics in spring and summer. 


All camps and lessons meet at Highland Driving Range and include range balls, instruction, practice green access, prizes, bag tag, clubs/equipment (if needed) and some classes have golf course access.  Lessons and camps will cover grip, stance, ball position, posture, putting, chipping, pitching, full swing irons and woods, basic rules/etiquette, effective practice, course management, and life skills such as honesty, respect, and sportsmanship.

Junior Golf Clubs

New sets of junior golf clubs will be available to special order through The First Tee of St. Paul. Check with the website or coaches for prices and availability.

Golf Lesson Packages

You can receive $10 off for any two classes (lessons or camps) per person, $20 off any three, and $25 off four or more.  Leagues not included.

Mentor Program

We offer a mentor program at The First Tee of St. Paul.  Mentoring younger juniors by helping with lessons is a great way to give back to the community.  It is a wonderful way to learn more about golf.  It also looks good on a resume or college application.  The First Tee National has college scholarships available for juniors who go through The First Tee program and mentor.  Your time with us could lead to a part time summer job next year as an Assistant Coach.  Additional benefits to mentoring are hitting free range balls and receiving golf tips from instructors after classes once you reach a minimum number of hours as a mentor.  If you are 13-18 years old, are a Birdie certifying participant and would like to become a mentor please contact The First Tee Staff. More information can be found online at

Pavilion on the Highland Driving Range

The First Tee of Saint Paul has received a matching donation to build a pavilion shelter at the Highland Driving Range that would offer a safe shelter for the juniors during poor weather conditions, a classroom type area for a better atmosphere to teach the Life Skills portion of the program as well as shelter for the juniors to practice/hit balls underneath when weather is poor.  Donations will receive recognition on-site at the new pavilion.  For more information please contact Brian at 612-834-0408 or

New Targets on the Highland Driving Range

Highland driving range has new targets for juniors and for the public to enjoy.  To sponsor a target please call or email Brian at 612-834-0408 or Proceeds go to the junior program of The First Tee of St. Paul.