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About Birdie Basics

We’ve taken the complex concepts involved in proper golf technique and turned them into simple, memorable metaphors delivered through fun games.


Our Mission

The goal of Birdie Basics is to empower children as young as age 3 via golf—and, by extension, grow the game.

Birdie Basics was developed by Kate Tempesta’s Urban Golf Academy in New York City. This unique, effective curriculum is the result of hundreds of golf classes that Kate and her staff taught to toddlers and young kids for more than 10 years. We’ve refined and packaged it into Birdie Basics so that young children across the country (and around the world) can fall in love with the game of golf—or at the very least have fun while building self-confidence.


Birdie Basics is designed to:

> Make young children feel successful at golf from the

> Engage all of the senses.

> Use repetition to reinforce the fundamentals of golf.

> Adapt to children’s skill level and state of development.

We use proprietary teaching methods—such as Birdie-isms, Magic Shoes, and Magic Tracks— to ensure that young golfers grasp and develop sound golfing techniques while also having lots of fun.

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Meet Our Founder

Kate Tempesta is an LPGA member with more than 25 years of experience in early childhood education, exercise science, and, of course, golf. She developed the Birdie Basics curriculum and is instrumental in the training of all Birdie Basics instructors via video sessions, in-person events, and regular updates.