Game Changers (formerly Teen Club)


Thursdays, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Date & time may change)

$100 for January – June membership

Game Changers is the capstone experience at First Tee Utah. 

Game Changers is for the older, more accomplished First Tee kids. Membership and participation in Game Changers must be earned. 

Game Changers is where we practice the golf lifestyle… where we live the key commitments that First Tee kids make… where we become the community leaders, the people of character who serve others, the successful adults that First Tee teaches us to be. Game Changers is that last step leading to college, careers, families, and all those great things waiting in our future. 

We play a lot of golf in Game Changers. Hey, we are who we are! But this is not an instruction class. If you’re looking for instruction please check out one of the Golf for Life classes for your age group at any of the First Tee locations around the state. Or, check out one of the skills classes taught at Golf The Round and other locations. Or maybe do them both. In fact, we encourage you to continue to attend Golf for Life class and skills classes after you’re a member of Game Changers. 

In addition to playing golf, we’ll learn things in Game Changers to help us prepare for our lives to come. We’ll hear from special speakers and presenters, people who can inspire, guide, and maybe even change our life. We will do fun outings, such as attending Bees games, Jazz games, and movies. We’ll visit businesses and organizations that can help us in our careers. We’ll have special guest teachers on subjects we’ll need to know to navigate the world ahead of us. We will perform service. And we will help you find and connect with mentors who can guide you and support you in your particular life ambitions.

And then we’ll play more golf. But it’s more than golf. Game Changers is social, experiential. We will play, but with a purpose. 

To qualify for Game Changers, you will need:

  • To be at least 15 or at least a sophomore in high school;
  • To have completed at least one session of Golf for Life class, or have completed at least PLAYer level class in the old First Tee curriculum;
  • A recommendation from your First Tee coach. 
  • A commitment to living the First Tee values and being a lifetime golfer who serves others. 

Registration for Game Changers is monthly to allow for seasons when you have other obligations. A membership in Youth on Course is included in Game Changers. Youth on Course is a green fee subsidy program that allows youth to play for $5 or less at select courses. Youth on Course includes a membership in the Utah Golf Association, which provides you with a handicap. Game Changers replaces Teen Club.

Once you receive your Youth On Course GHIN from Coach Paul, download the YOC Member App and create your account and digital YOC Membership Card.

Game Changers location may change each week between playing at a golf course and other activities. Please contact Paul Pugmire after registering for Game Changers to get notified of where they will be meeting each week. Paul’s info is: c: 801.860.4507, email: [email protected]


We use an online registration portal. Please follow the steps below.

Step 1: After clicking on the Register button, click on the LOG IN button in the top left corner. Log in or create a new account. (Returning users should use the same email address used in past registrations.)

Step 2: Register your child for your desired class by adding the class to the cart.

Step 3: Once you add your child(ren) to the cart, click PROCEED TO CHECK OUT.

Step 4: Continue the registration by filling out the participants contact information and answering the questions.

Step 5: Checkout and pay for all sessions and all children you are registering all at once.

How Do I Apply for Financial Assistance?

First Tee — Utah will never turn a child away from our programs do to an inability to pay. We work with families so their child may participate in our programs.

Applying for Financial Assistance is part of the registration process. Please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Register your child for your desired class by adding the class to the cart.
Step 2: Once you add your child(ren) to the cart, click PROCEED TO CHECK OUT.
Step 3: Continue the registration by filling out the participant’s contact information and answering the questions. When you get to the Financial Aid Page, please click that you would like to apply. Answer the questions and click continue.
Step 4: Select the participant(s) that you would like to receive consideration for aid. A notification will be sent to the First Tee — Utah staff and we will review and approve your request.
Step 5: Upon approval you will receive an email with directions to complete your registration. Please note you ONLY have 48 hours to log back in and finalize. If you do not log back in, your registration will be voided, your child’s space will be released, and you will need to start the process over.

The First Tee as a nationwide organization will now be asking the following mandatory questions as part of our registration process for anyone who wants a scholarship for their child:

This data is for statistical purpose only and helps us in securing grants to provide financial assistance. Your answers will not impact your request as it is our policy at First Tee — Utah to grant financial assistance to anyone who asks.