UPDATED: Thursday, August 20th, 9:00AM EST

Parents, Families, Volunteers & Coaches,

All of us at First Tee – Upstate South Carolina hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well. We would like to provide a brief update on our plans for programming going forward.

We are continuing to adopt the Back2Golf Guidelines which were created by the Allied Golf Organizations in building a comprehensive and medically approved plan that allows golf to be played as a social distancing compatible recreational activity.

As of this statement SC Golf Courses remain in B2G Phase 2.

Please note that any stricter local city or county mandates continue to supersede the B2G guidance and should be strictly followed. 

As we prepare to bring First Tee – Upstate South Carolina programming back this Fall Session to our local golf courses, please know that our staff is hard at work and adopting policies to keep our participants, families, staff, coaches and volunteers safe.

We will continue to ask participants to wear their face covering when checking in and getting their temperature checked. Masks will not be mandatory unless participants cannot maintain the recommended 6 foot social distancing between other participants and coaches and volunteers. Hand sanitizer will be available at each class and wipes to sanitize equipment and high touch areas. More details regarding these efforts will continue to be announced.

Operations and services will continue as normal for our Executive Staff members, and we will maintain consistent levels of service to you and your family. Our staff is working on introducing new and innovative ways to continue to impact your young person’s lives remotely through our character education programming.

We are able to continue to impact the lives of our young people because of the generous donors that support our efforts. If you are interested in donating, please click here.

Our top priorities during this time are caring for the health of our participants, volunteers, coaches, supporters and staff members. Please continue to follow local and regional guidance on the outbreak, and let us know if we can do anything for you during this challenging time.


Michael Pius, M.S., PGA | Executive Director | First Tee — Upstate South Carolina
1168 North Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC 29607
Cell: 864.268.3309
www.firstteeupstate.org | mpius@thefirstteeupstate.org